March 25, 2014 |
A handsome, charming 15-year-old with a brilliant smile, Jhanviey is a natural athlete. He loves to play team sports including baseball and basketball. But of them all, football is by far his favorite. He is happiest, he says, when he is playing the game or watching it. Looking ahead, he hopes to attend a Division 1 college or university where he could play football. And it's no surprise that he dreams of joining a pro team one day. When Jhanviey is not engaged in sports, he enjoys testing his skills at video games.
February 6, 2013 |
WHEN MATT Donoghue was in middle school, he wasn't trying to become the next Jason Peters. At that point in his athletic development, he wanted to be more like Ryan Howard. Donoghue didn't even play football yet. His sport was baseball, and he played first base. But things change. At some point, baseball just wasn't getting it done for him anymore. It happens. Instead, he tried something different. At first he was a defensive lineman and tight end. As a sophomore at Garnet Valley High he switched to the offensive line.
November 8, 2012 |
The last time Cherry Hill East played a football game, it still was light at 5 p.m. and "Sandy" and the Jersey Shore were linked by one thing: a Bruce Springsteen song about the Fourth of July in Asbury Park. A lot has happened since Oct. 20. Late that afternoon, Cherry Hill East walked off the field after a loss at Washington Township. On Friday, the Cougars will run back on the field to face host Cherokee in a game loaded with South Jersey Group 5 playoff implications for both teams.
September 24, 2015 |
It only seems like the Northeast football team wins every day. The reality is only slightly less impressive. The Vikings won for the third time in 11 days Tuesday, beating Washington, 28-13, in a Public League AAAA Independence matchup. Quarterback Keith Moore ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns for Northeast, which won at Washington for the first time since 1998. The Vikings, who played Tuesday because of the pope's visit, are 4-0 for the first time since 2002, and are the first area team to reach the mark.
August 29, 2014 |
The first reminder we're starting a new era of college football: The national championship game won't be at the Rose Bowl or in New Orleans or Miami or any other site of the traditional big bowls. On Jan. 12, everybody will watch the action from the place Jerry Jones built, AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, Texas. Probably around midnight, a champion will be crowned, and the first year of the new four-team playoff system will be in the books. Those four teams are as far as the sport's powers (i.e., the power five conferences)
October 9, 1998 |
In one of the first games of Nana Gillett-Spio's first year of organized football - heck, any kind of football - the Edgewood freshman was carrying the ball when he spied a would-be tackler out of the corner of his eye. He greeted the defender with a withering forearm, flipping him into the air. Any doubts Gillett-Spio might have had about switching from one brand of football to another were smashed right there. "Now I look back at that tape and say, 'Oh my goodness. I can't believe I did that,' " said Gillett-Spio, a native of England who is now a senior at Overbrook.
December 29, 2015 |
If he told them once, he told them a thousand times: This was their year. They were seniors. They were going to win a South Jersey title in football. That was Kyle Pszenny. He could talk. His voice was a constant in the huddle, in the locker room, in the classroom, in any social situation. "Kyle is the kind of kid, he lights up a room," Pennsville High School senior Jeremy Boucher said. "He could talk to anybody about anything. " For the senior captains of Pennsville's newly crowned championship team - Boucher, Matt Widmaier, Ryan Simpkins and Josh Van Blarcom - their close friend's constant chatter didn't truly stop during the Eagles' sad and sweet and "surreal" run to the little Salem County school's first sectional title in football in 34 years.
December 22, 2011 |
OFFENSE L Frank Taylor Archbishop Wood, 6-4, 295, Sr. L Michael Mooney Malvern Prep, 6-6, 260, Sr. L Brandon Arcidiacono Archbishop Wood, 6-6, 255, Sr. L Mike McGlinchey Penn Charter, 6-8, 275, Jr. L Eric Condron Father Judge, 6-2, 250, Sr. L Melvin McLeod George Washington, 6-0, 270, Sr. Rec Richard Drayton Central, 6-1, 210, Sr. Rec William Fuller Roman Catholic, 6-2, 155, Jr. Rec Nijay Kelly...
February 4, 2013 |
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would "absolutely" want his own child to play football. After President Obama recently said he'd "have to think long and hard" about allowing a son to take part in the sport, Goodell was asked the same question hours before Sunday's Super Bowl during an interview on CBS's Face the Nation . Like the president, Goodell has two daughters. The commissioner deflected the question about allowing a son to play football by noting the high incidence of concussions in girls' soccer.
December 4, 2012 |
Defense comes naturally to Nnamdi Njoku. He knows to keep it simple: Tackle the guy with the football. "He's nearly impossible to block," Florence coach Joe Frappolli said of Njoku, a 6-1, 210-pound defensive dervish who lines up in a varsity of positions - end, tackle, inside linebacker, outside linebacker - for the Flashes. Offense is another story for the senior who has played the game for just four years. "Tight end - I'm still getting used to it," Njoku said. "Not the blocking.