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Archive: September, 2013

Football: New Top 25

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 5:40 PM
By Phil Anastasia There's a new No. 1 in the new Top 25 rankings in South Jersey football. Holy Spirit moves from No. 2 to No. 1. Even though the Spartans didn't play this weekend, they rose in the rankings based on the quality of their first two performances -- beating Hammonton (30-0) and St. Joseph... Read more

Football: Friday night flashback

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10:25 AM
By Phil Anastasia Twelve plays, 31 yards. I'm not sure I had ever seen a 12-play, 31-yard scoring drive before Williamstown's 13-10 victory over Cherokee on Friday night. The Braves took over at the Chiefs' 31 with a little more than seven minutes to play when Eric Coney pounced on a muffed punt... Read more

Football: St. Joe rallies past Millville

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 3:23 PM
By Phil Anastasia C.J. LaFragola prides himself on his versatility. He does a little of this and a little of that for the St. Joseph football team. On Saturday, the Wildcats needed a lot of yards, two touchdowns and a huge fourth-down conversion. La Fragola supplied those things to lead St. Joseph... Read more

Football: The Top 25 rankings

Friday, September 27, 2013, 10:35 AM
By Phil Anastasia On the brink of Week 3 of the SJ football season, here's a look at The Inquirer Top 25 rankings. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses: 1. Williamstown (2) 2-0 The Braves survived a tough battle last weekend at Shawnee, emerging with a 17-14 victory on a late field goal... Read more

Game of the weekend, girls' soccer division

Friday, September 27, 2013, 10:26 AM
By Phil Anastasia Lenape and Eastern played four times in girls' soccer last season. They could play four times again this season. But one of these powerhouse teams will seize the high ground in what has been the best rivalry in South Jersey girls' soccer over the last few years when the Vikings... Read more

Football: Williamstown rallies past Cherokee

Friday, September 27, 2013, 10:24 PM
By Phil Anastasia For the second week in a row, the Williamstown football team was down double digits. For the second week in a row, the Braves rallied for a dramatic victory. "I actually think we play better when we're behind," Williamstown senior fullback John Chamberlin said after leading the... Read more

Football: Stat leaders

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:25 AM
By Phil Anastasia Here are South Jersey football's leaders in rushing, passing and receiving yards through the first two weeks of the season: RUSHING YARDS Lamont Harris St. Augustine 34 374 John Harman Palmyra 37 355 Rob Ennis Millville 46 341 David Hood Absegami 39 332 Brad Hawthorne Cinnaminson... Read more

Football: Scoring leaders

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 9:11 AM
By Phil Anastasia Here are South Jersey football's scoring leaders through the first two weeks of the season: TOUCHDOWNS 7 -- Adonis Jennings, Timber Creek (pictured); Lamont Harris, St. Augustine 6 -- Jahmire Van Kline, Bordentown; Semaj Thomas, Woodstown 5 -- Devin Bates, West Deptford; Irvin... Read more

Field hockey: Moorestown beats Shawnee, 3-2

Monday, September 23, 2013, 7:11 PM
By Phil Anastasia Monica Hernick made 16 saves and Alexa Massa scored the game-winner on a penalty stroke as Moorestown beat Shawnee 3-2 Monday in a field hockey clash of unbeatens. Alex O'Donnell scored two goals for Moorestown, which improved to 5-0. Julie Duncan scored both goals for Shawnee... Read more

Football: New Top 25

Sunday, September 22, 2013, 6:06 PM
By Phil Anastasia Here's the new Top 25 in The Inquirer South Jersey football rankings (previous ranking in parentheses) 1. Williamstown (2) 2-0 The Braves survived a tough battle at Shawnee, emerging with a 17-14 victory on a late field goal by sophomore Kevin Gilmore. They showed something 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 panastasia@phillynews.com.

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