South Jersey Football Spotlight
Spotlight: Shawnee senior Anthony DiOrioAnthony DiOrio knows what a strong season would mean for the Shawnee football program and its loyal supporters.
"We have a lot of alumni that would love to see that," DiOrio said. "That's what we want as seniors for this program."
DiOrio and Shawnee are off to a great start. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder ran for 183 yards on 20 carries as the Renegades opened the season with a 25-19 victory over Kingsway last weekend in a clash of West Jersey Football League National Division co-favorites and South Jersey Group 4 playoff contenders.
Shawnee, the No. 10 team in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, will get its chance to push into South Jersey's upper echelons Friday night as No. 2 Williamstown goes to Medford for a WJFL interdivision game.
DiOrio and company look forward to another opportunity on Friday night.
"The whole team is excited," DiOrio said. "Williamstown is a very good team, and we look forward to the challenge."
- Phil Anastasia