A rebound on the Willingboro end brought a crowd to the ball. Willingboro's #33, Gabriella Bennett, left, and #22, Vanessa Francis, right, collapsed on Rancocas Valley's #20, Dominique Ward, center left, and ball handler, #21, Lauren Moses in the fourth quarter. (Michael Bryant/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.
By all accounts, Burke had a strong off-season competing for his AAU team, the Dajuan Wagner All-Stars. St. Peters must have liked his progress and , according to Burke, it was the first school that offered him a scholarship, although several other colleges were in contact.
Wuanyay Green has learned to make the most of his opportunities.
"I don't get the ball that much," said Green, a versatile and valuable senior for the Salem football team. "I'm more of a role player."