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Archive: November, 2011

Football: Timber Creek's Lambert ready to go

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 4:40 PM
Quanzell Lambert might be the best defensive player in South Jersey. He definitely is the best waterboy. That's the role that Lambert played on Thanksgiving Day, wearing his No. 22 jersey and trotting on the field during timeouts with a container of Gatorade bottles for his Timber Creek teammates... Read more

Football: Early look at SJ 4,3,2 and NP 2

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:55 PM
Here's an early look at the other four championship games set for this weekend: Holy Spirit (7-3; 8-2 on the field) vs. Camden Catholic (10-0), Non-Public 2 state title game, Friday at 7 at TCNJ: Mirror images. That's what these teams represent. Both teams are big, strong and physical, like to run... Read more

Football: Early look at SJ1, CJ1 and NP1

Monday, November 28, 2011, 7:52 PM
Here's an early look at three title games this weekend: Pennsville (10-1) vs. Glassboro (9-2) in SJ 1 final, 10 a.m. Saturday at Rowan: Pennsville won the regular season meeting between these teams by a 55-35 score. I went down to Pennsville the following Monday to talk with QB Dylan Cummings and... Read more

Football: Early look at SJ1, CJ1 and NP1

Monday, November 28, 2011, 7:51 PM
Here's an early look at three title games this weekend: Pennsville (10-1) vs. Glassboro in SJ 1 final, 10 a.m. Saturday at Rowan: Pennsville won the regular season meeting between these teams by a 55-35 score. I went down to Pennsville the following Monday to talk with QB Dylan Cummings and WRs... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 2:00 PM
Not a whole lot of movement over Thanksgiving weekend. The top eight spots remained the same, with Hammonton holding on to No. 7 over Holy Spirit based on a head-to-head victory. West Deptford moves up, Washington Township moves out, and Williamstown grabs the No. 10 spot. Watch out for those Braves... Read more

No more holiday football games?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 11:52 PM
CineSport's Brian Clark and the Inquirer's Phil Anastasia discuss how the Thankgiving holiday threatening the appeal of scheduled high school football games. Click HERE to read more Jersey Side Sports posts. Read more

Football: Lydell Mitchell on Joe Paterno

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 3:47 PM
Lydell Mitchell wasn't going to sign with Penn State in 1968. "They weren't my first choice or my second choice," Mitchell said. Then Joe Paterno made the trip from State College, Pa., to tiny Salem, New Jersey. "Joe Paterno challenged me to attend Penn State," Mitchell said. Mitchell said that... Read more

Football: Thanksgiving Rockin' Eve

Monday, November 21, 2011, 4:07 PM
For decades, Thanksgiving morning in South Jersey has meant the smell of a turkey in the oven and the sights and sounds of high school football. But the second half of that tradition is starting to give way. More and more schools are scheduling games on Thanksgiving eve in hopes of increasing attendance... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 11:59 AM
Triton drops out, Washington Township stays puts and Holy Spirit jumps in -- that's the news on this week's Top 10. Triton has lost just two games, both to Pennsauken. It's a serious matchup problem for the Mustangs. But even though they battled like crazy, it was tough to keep them in the Top 10... Read more

Football: Finals sites, times set

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 8:09 PM
The NJSIAA has annouced the sites and times for sectional and state finals the weekend of Dec. 2-3. Here's the schedule: Friday, Dec. 2: Camden Catholic vs. Holy Spirit at TCNJ, 7 p.m. Pennsauken vs, Millville at Rowan, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3: at Rowan: Pennsville vs. Glassboro, 10 a.m. Haddonfield... 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 panastasia@phillynews.com.

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