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Archive: November, 2012

Football: Picks for all 15 playoff games

Friday, November 30, 2012, 9:32 AM
By Phil Anastasia Here's a closer look, with predictions, at the 15 playoff games involving South Jersey football teams this weekend: Friday at 7 South Jersey Group 5 No. 6 seed Southern (8-2) at No. 2 Eastern (7-3): This could be a track meet on Eastern's artificial surface. Southern can score... Read more

Football: Showdown for Averett, Clement

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 2:52 PM
By Phil Anastasia The last time was third grade. "I remember breaking away for a touchdown," Woodbury star Anthony Averett said of that long-ago football game. "He was the only one who could keep up with me." Averett has run away from the competition for years. He will take his remarkable talent... Read more

UPDATED Football: Stat Leaders

Monday, November 26, 2012, 8:23 PM
S.J. FOOTBALL STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING Corey Clement Glassboro 160 2,166 Wesley Hills Wildwood 235 2,106 Calvin Cass St. Augustine 257 2,001 Ray Lawry Kingsway 180 1,828 Ben Boyer Gloucester 276 1,772 Daishi Goto Cherry Hill East 243 1,583 Robert Cleveland Willingboro 247 1,500 Rob Ennis Millville... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, November 25, 2012, 1:15 PM
By Phil Anastasia Thanksgiving weekend can be a tricky time for some high school football teams, with traditional rivalry games interupting playoff runs. This past weekend underscored the danger to playoff teams. Seven squads still alive in post-season tournaments were "upset" by opponents who were... Read more

Paul VI ends season with win over Camden Catholic

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 11:48 PM
Paul VI had a bounce-back football season and judging from Wednesday’s 27-14 win over Camden Catholic, the future appears bright. While senior linebacker Greg Pease and classmates Zach Grant, a dynamic wide receiver-defensive back, and running back/defensive back Dion Hightower had strong games... Read more

Football: A feast of picks of every Thanksgiving game

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 9:03 AM
By Phil Anastasia In a bow to the significance of nearly every game on Thanksgiving weekend – and a nod to the bygone days of Want Ad Willie (ask your dad) – here are picks for all the games in SJ football this weekend: Absegami (5-4) at Oakcrest (1-8): The Braves have a lot of firepower... Read more

Football: Stat Leaders

Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 8:36 PM
S.J. FOOTBALL STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING Wesley Hills Wildwood 235 2,106 Corey Clement Glassboro 150 2,046 Calvin Cass St. Augustine 204 1,740 Ben Boyer Gloucester 245 1,583 Ray Lawry Kingsway 161 1,568 Robert Cleveland Willingboro 229 1,424 Gerald Owens West Deptford 162 1,364 Rob Ennis... Read more

Football: New Top 10

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 10:08 AM
By Phil Anastasia Camden Catholic made the biggest move of a pretty stable week, jumping from No. 9 to No. 7 on the basis of a 28-21 win over Pope John XXIII in N-P 3 play on Saturday. Eastern entered the rankings at No. 9, replacing then-No. 6 Washington Township. The Vikings beat TR North in... Read more

Football: Cedar Creek beats Cinnaminson

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 4:33 PM
By Phil Anastasia Damon "Duwop" Mitchell had a hand in all five touchdowns today as Cedar Creek beat Cinnaminson 34-7 in the first round of the SJ 2 football tournament. Mitchell, a Georgia Tech recruit, ran for three scores -- all from 1 yard out -- and passed for two as second-seeded Cedar... Read more

Girls' soccer: End of days for Eastern star Tiernan

Friday, November 16, 2012, 2:49 PM
By Phil Anastasia Most players in most sports try to squeeze every drop out of the final few moments of their senior season. Madison Tiernan isn't like most players. If the Eastern soccer star isn't playing with any extra urgency in the last stages of her career, it's only because she's been in... 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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