Clearview High left fielder George Karasinis (left) and shortstop Dave Young race to reach a ball hit by Paul VI's John Petrongalo during game on April 1, 2013 at Washington Lake Park, NJ. Karasinis makes the catch and hangs onto the ball despite the ensuing collision. Clearview won 3-1. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer )
Goodbye, Burlco/Olympic American.
Goodbye, Tri-County Royal.
Hello, West Jersey Football League.
This season marks the end of an era in South Jersey football. Next season, teams from the Burlco/Olympic, Tri-County, and Mercer County-based Colonial Valley will join together to form the West Jersey Football League.
When The Inquirer's preseason South Jersey girls' soccer rankings appeared on Wednesday, it was no surprise that the Olympic Conference American Division had the strongest presence. Three American Division teams are in the Top 10, with Lenape No. 1, Eastern No. 4 and Cherokee No. 5. And that doesn't count Washington Township, which was under consideration.
There are so many key games to open the high school football season that we should call this Toss-Up Friday. Every game is important, especially for teams that could be on that always dangerous bubble when it comes to qualifying for the postseason.