Salem junior receiver/linebacker Daiquan Blake deserves some points for honesty. He gets even more for the actual points he created as the Rams scored 22 unanswered in the fourth quarter to defeat Penns Grove, 22-14, Saturday in a South Jersey Group 1 football quarterfinal.
High school athletes should never underestimate the impact they can have on youngsters. When she was younger, Moorestown senior field hockey player Rachel Stefano looked up to the players from the high school who volunteered and coached her in the recreation program.
When the six NJSIAA baseball championships take place Saturday, the Cape-Atlantic League will be carrying the South Jersey banner. Buena will play Bernards in the 11 a.m. Group 2 title game at Toms River East. Mainland will be in the Group 3 final against Mount Olive, 2 p.m. at Toms River South. And St. Joseph, a team specializing in wacky comebacks, will face Hudson Catholic in Non-Public B, 2:30 at Toms River North.
Marc Narducci has been covering sports for the Inquirer since 1983. He has covered everything from South Jersey high schools to all the professional teams. Currently his main beat is Temple football and basketball, the Philadelphia Union, along with helping out on the other pro teams and also writing a weekly South Jersey high school column.