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Archive: August, 2010

S.J. Football: The Year of the Linebacker

Monday, August 30, 2010, 12:17 PM
It's a big year for linebackers in South Jersey. The position has lost a little bit of luster at the college and NFL level. Spread offenses, specialization and situational substitution have combined to make pass-rushing ends and tackles as well coverage guys a bit of a higher priority than linebackers... Read more

S.J. Football: Quarterbacks and the spread offense

Thursday, August 26, 2010, 2:59 PM
Fivr senior quarterbacks are coming off big junior seasons in the spread offense and look for lots more. Winslow Township's Bill Belton passed for 2,200 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. Washington Township's Nick Valori passed for 1,839 yards and 18 TDs. Gloucester Catholic's Cody Brown passed... Read more

West Deptford Hires Rucci

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 1:08 PM
Mike Rucci, a former Inquirer all-South Jersey catcher from Gloucester Catholic, has been named the new head baseball coach at West Deptford.Rucci, who also starred for Brooklawn’s American Legion program, competed in college at Rowan. The past two seasons he has been an assistant baseball coach... Read more

S.J. Football Camp: Paul VI likes bulls-eye

Monday, August 23, 2010, 7:37 PM
Paul VI football used to be under the radar. No more. The Eagles went 9-1 last season. Their only loss came in the Non-Public 4 playoffs to St. Peter's Prep, a team that's likely to be No. 1 in the state this season. Paul VI returns a lot of talent, led by running back James Kenner, quarterback... Read more

S.J. Football Camp: Williamstown welcomes WJFL challenge

Thursday, August 19, 2010, 2:44 PM
More than any other school, Williamstown wanted the new West Jersey Football League. "We asked for it and we got it," Williamstown coach Frank Fucetola said. The Braves were 27-4 over the last three seasons, including 23-1 in the Tri-County Royal Division. In reality, they had outgrown... Read more

S.J. Football Camp: Kingsway goes to spread offense

Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 8:29 AM
Kingsway coach Tony Barchuk is an old-school guy. But he's not so set in his ways that he's resistences to change. Kingsway has been a run first, second and third team for most of Barchuk's 31 years. But this season, with talented senior Rondell Gilmore at the helm, Kingsway plans to operate from... Read more

S.E. Pa. Class of 2011 Baseball Commits

Saturday, August 14, 2010, 12:53 PM
In the early period, eight baseball players from the Class of 2011, all from the Philly Bandits all-star travel squad, have orally committed to play for Division 1 programs: · Aaron Novak 2011 OF Germantown Academy Penn State ·... Read more

S.E. Pa. Products Playing Division I-A Football

Saturday, August 14, 2010, 12:33 PM
Here is a list of Southeastern Pennsylvania products on Division I-A football rosters: Olaniyi Adewole, Temple, Fr., LB, 6-2, 228, Upper Darby Taylor Ahrenhold, Penn State, Jr., DB, 6-0, 185, Chestnut Hill Academy Ryan Alderman, Temple, Fr., WR, 5-9, 170, Bishop Shanhan Taj... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Ousted Coach Speaks Out

Friday, August 13, 2010, 3:40 PM
Upset about the implication that he quit as head coach of Middle Township's football team, Lee Chappine called me on Aug. 13 to say that he was fired from the program on Aug. 5. He added that no explanation was given for his dismissal. Neither school officials nor Chappine would say why he left the... Read more

Bill Iezzi: First Day for New Football Coach

Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 3:09 PM
Mike Wilson met with the Middle Township football team Wednesday morning for the first time as head coach. "We had our first meeting and practice and everything went well," said Wilson, who had been an assistant for four years until head man Lee Chappine left the program suddenly on Aug... Read more
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