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Archive: September, 2012

Football: Pennsauken's Friday night lights and picks

Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:01 AM
Pennsauken will play under the home Friday night lights for the first time in the history of the program tonight at 7 p.m. against Cherry Hill East. The Indians, one of the few teams that still plays its home games on Saturdays, will bring in portable lights for the special occasion. Legendary... Read more

Football: Timber Creek beats Eastern

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 9:33 PM
Senior Bryce Shade scored four touchdowns in four ways to lead Timber Creek to a 39-13 victory over in a WJFL inter-division game Thursday night. Shade, a 5-7, 170-pound athlete better known as a Region 7 champion wrestler, scored on a 36-yard run, a 40-yard return of a teammates' fumble, a 75-yard... Read more

Football: Folsom on verge of 200

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 9:23 AM
West Deptford's Clyde Folsom is on the verge of a remarkable coaching milestone. But there's a pretty good team -- and a great player -- in his way. Folsom will become just the seventh football coach to win 200 games in South Jersey if West Deptford defeats Woodbury in a Colonial Conference inter-division... Read more

Football: Hammonton's Padovani out 8 weeks

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:16 AM
Hammonton junior Alex Padovani sustained a fractured femur and sprained medial collateral ligament in the Blue Devils' opener Friday night against Holy Spirit. Padovani's estimated recovery time is eight weeks so there's an outside chance he could return for some of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament... Read more

Football: SJ Rushing Leaders

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 9:09 AM
Here's a list of South Jersey's leading rushers after the first week of the football season: S.J. RUSHING LEADERS * Jahmiere Van Kline, Bordentown: 12 carries for 259 yards * Jody Ellis, Deptford: 10 for 256 * Frank Zeigler, Lower Cape May: 31 for 215 * Ray Lawry, Kingsway: 25 for 213 * Tyler... Read more

Football: Six games to watch

Monday, September 10, 2012, 9:36 AM
Six games to watch this weekend in South Jersey football: Timber Creek (0-1) at Eastern (1-0), Thursday at 6: Thursday night football, just like the NFL. The Chargers probably would have liked to have played again on Monday. Or maybe last Saturday, since they were so frustrated by that 14-7 season-opening... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, September 9, 2012, 12:54 PM
When No. 3 beats No. 1 on opening night, you can expect some shuffling in the Top 10 rankings. But it wasn't a massive re-make. I moved St. Joe and Camden Catholic up a spot and dropped Timber Creek to No. 3. The other change of note involved moving Triton into the Top 10 (the Mustangs were 15 in... Read more

Football: Camden Catholic-Timber Creek folo

Saturday, September 8, 2012, 9:19 AM
Turnovers. How many times have you heard football coaches at every level -- from the midgets to the NFL -- talk about the importance of turnovers? Some people think it's the No. 1 stat in the game. It sure was in Friday's season opener between Camden Catholic and Timber Creek. CC won a ragged... Read more

Football: St. Joe beats Absegami

Saturday, September 8, 2012, 3:49 PM
Senior QB Anthony Giagunto did a little bit of everything to lead St. Joseph to a 37-29 victory over Absegami Saturday afternoon in a Cape Atlantic League football opener for both teams. Playing in its first game in the re-aligned American Division, St. Joseph was seriously challenged by an Absegami... Read more

Football: Live chat at Camden Catholic-Timber Creek

Friday, September 7, 2012, 9:19 AM
Follow Friday night's season-opening football game between Camden Catholic and Timber Creek on a live chat at The Inquirer's Phil Anastasia will host the chat, providing play-by-play updates from the game and answering readers' questions. The WJFL Constitution clash matches No... Read more
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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at

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