Archive: October, 2010
Jarred Sanchez ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Hammonton beat Atlantic City, 21-14, in a Cape-Atlantic League football game.
Sanchez, a 5-11, 185-pound senior, also caught three passes for 59 yards and completed a 27-yard pass as Hammonton improved to 5-2 and took a big step toward earning a high seed in the South Jersey Group 3 tournament.
Atlantic City (6-1) got touchowns from Radi Tolbert and Naji Ishmael.
What a pleasure it is to watch Damiere Byrd play football.Byrd,Timber Creek's slot back, receiver, punt/kick returner demonstrated his multifaceted talents Friday night at Seneca.Byrd scored on a 60-yard run from the line of scrimmage, took a screen pass from quarterback Calvin Lowe 64 yards for another touchdown and returned a punt 86 yards for the Chargers' third and final TD in a 28-23 loss.
“Damiere gives us the option of focusing the offense on running or passing with emphasis on special teams because he’s a weapon no matter where you use him,” Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said. “He’s a very good running back, he’s a very good receiver and if he gets the opportunity to return the ball he’s a very good returner. His abilities make him versatile and invaluable as a football player.”Byrd doesn't always get the opportunity to return punts and kicks because opposing teams kick away from the 5-9, 165-pound South Carolina-bound football player and track star. At times during the game with Seneca, Byrd was the only player in the backfield to receive punts.
Mentioned: Timber Creek
If you want to see a competitive field hockey game in the South Jersey Group 1 tournament, go to Salem on Nov. 1. The No. 4 seeded Rams are scheduled to host No. 5 Glassboro.
Salem (10-6-1) has the more powerful offense, scoring 59 goals in 17 games. Shaqui Coppage leads the Rams in scoring with 14 goals.
However, Glassboro (10-6) is led by Alexis Mazzeo, who has scored 18 goals and plays solid defense as a center midfielder.
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Junior Laris Brkic scored the game's only goal as Delran clinched the Burlington County Liberty Division title with a 1-0 victory over Burlington County Thursday in boys' soccer.
Senior goalie Mike Reyes made eight saves for Delran (9-4-3, 7-2-1), which has won seven in a row.
Reyes made a good save on a header by Burlington Township's Caio Machado with one second remaining in the game.
Today (Oct. 28) I spoke with the NJSIAA's Kim Cole, who has replaced retired Carol Parsons and handles field hockey matters.Cole said that you will see eight teams in brackets instead of 16 for most South Jersey and Central Jersey Groups because the Field Hockey Committee last December decided that the open tournament, in which every team was allowed to participate regardless of record, was not positive or productive.The committee recommended the change and the NJSIAA adopted it for this season."We seeded only to eight teams because there were too many lopsided games and it was difficult to get quality officials, but the main reason was the lopsided games," Cole said."If there were less than eight teams with .500 records [or better], only eight got in. "If there were eight with a .500 or better record and other teams with less than a .500 record who wanted in, we extended the bracket. We allowed others in who said they wanted to do that in order of winning percentage"All of the Groups in the area have eight teams except one, Central Jersey Group 1, in which there are 12 teams. Therefore, the tournament started with Round 1 at the higher seed on Oct. 28 and the quarterfinals are scheduled to begin on Nov. 1. New Egypt, the top seed, drew a bye.
Mentioned: New Egypt
Career rushing stats for Owen J. Roberts senior Ryan Brumfield:
Year Games Carries Yards TDs Total TDs
By his own admission, Rancocas Valley junior DeShawn Jones was "at the bottom of the depth chart" at the beginning of the season.
Now Jones is a star.
Jones has run for 951 yards and 10 TDs for the Red Devils, who are a surprising 5-1.
Mentioned: Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Sometimes when I watch a field hockey game, one particular player will stand out.
Usually, it's not a freshman. However, on Tuesday afternoon at Camden Catholic, the home team's Tara Vittese stood out like a spot light.
At forward she was able to dribble around and occasionally through would-be Haddonfield defenders on her way to the net. On defense she stripped attackers of the ball.