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September 16, 2014
A story in some editions Saturday misstated the outcome of the Shawnee-Williamstown football game. Shawnee won, 42-7.
SPORTS
September 16, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
INDIANAPOLIS - It's Eagles and Colts on "Monday Night Football. " Are you ready for some football? Is it even OK to watch the games now? Does patronizing the NFL feed the problem; and, is there really an epidemic? How do you define epidemic? Is it realistic or fair to expect a sliver of the populace, no matter how privileged and sheltered, to collect differently from the rest of the populace? Perhaps it is an epidemic when we can't remember which star "whooped" his preschooler, which one slugged his fiancée and which one tossed his girlfriend around until she begged him to kill her. So, now, should we feel guilty for enjoying the competition?
SPORTS
September 15, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Woodstown defense had just allowed a 1-yard touchdown run in overtime, but had little time to think about the play. Penns Grove, down a point, lined up for the two-point conversion and gave the ball to running back Zaire Robinson, who had scored on the previous play. This time, though, the Wolverines swarmed Robinson, and Woodstown edged Penns Grove on the road, 21-20, in a West Jersey Football League Diamond Division opener. Dillon Hill scored from 7 yards to put Woodstown ahead in the extra period.
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September 15, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
After a week the NFL would love to forget, things were ugly once the players took to the field. Jamaal Charles sprained an ankle after accumulating just 12 total yards. Robert Griffin III suffered a nasty dislocated ankle just before teammate DeSean Jackson was knocked out with a shoulder injury. The Dolphins lost new starting RB Knowshon Moreno (dislocated elbow), reportedly for at least a month, on his first carry. A.J. Green was bounced by a strained foot before he could register a catch.
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September 15, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
A few hours after Father Judge's 41-32 nonleague win over St. Anthony's (N.Y.) at the Northwest Super Site on Saturday, Yeedee Thaenrat headed up the turnpike to see Rutgers play Penn State. The junior running back already has a scholarship offer from the Scarlet Knights, and if days like Saturday are any indication, he's likely to add many more offers. Thaenrat rushed for three touchdowns and more than 170 yards on 21 carries, including an 88-yard strike on the first play of the second half.
NEWS
September 14, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
After two early touchdowns, Clearview's offense couldn't get much going on Friday night. So the Pioneers' special teams took matters into their own hands. Joseph Coles blocked a punt, and Gary Searle recovered it in the end zone with two minutes remaining, as the visiting Pioneers upset No. 6 Delsea, 21-14, in a West Jersey National football game. Nahir Nelson scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to put Clearview ahead by 14-0, but Delsea rallied to tie it before halftime on touchdown runs by Isaiah Spencer and Quinn Collins.
NEWS
September 14, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ibrahim Kallie wasn't supposed to be on Coatesville's football team this year. The Red Raiders eyed another soccer player, who lost interest in kicking once he found a college scholarship for his first sport. So, three weeks ago, Coatesville gave Kallie a shot. Friday, the Red Raiders finally needed him to kick something other than an extra point. It just so happened that Coatesville needed Kallie at the most crucial moment of an early-season showdown. Kallie delivered. He drilled a 40-yard field goal with five seconds left to propel No. 7 Coatesville to a 24-21 win over 10th-ranked Roman Catholic in a nonleague home game.
SPORTS
September 13, 2014 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
Wondering whether to start Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson or to bench Johnny Manziel and Eddie Royal? The network bozos specialize in that kind of advice. If you're looking for help with your real starting lineup conundrums, read on. Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 2.   Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals at Giants. The old man proved he's still got some moxie - even scrambling for 29 yards against the Chargers - and it doesn't hurt that he's blessed with a very talented receiving corps.
NEWS
September 12, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
A FEW WEEKS ago, coach Steve Quigley was so worried about how few kids came out for the first varsity football team in Strawberry Mansion High School history that he drove through the neighborhood searching for players. "I drove up and down Susquehanna, Lehigh, Diamond," Quigley said. "I pulled one kid over who was riding his bike and told him, 'We're having physicals for the new varsity football team.' He never showed up. Another kid said his girlfriend had a baby and he had to work to support them.
SPORTS
September 9, 2014
MIKE KERN'S TOP 10 1. Florida State (2-0). Beat The Citadel, 37-12. Last thing Seminoles need is extra week to get ready for anyone. Next: Sept. 20 vs. Clemson. 2. Alabama (2-0). Beat Florida Atlantic, 41-0. Things might finally start to get tougher Sept. 20 at home against Florida. Saturday: vs. Southern Mississippi. 3. Oregon (2-0). Beat Michigan State, 46-27. Most teams can only hope to contain the Ducks. Saturday: vs. Wyoming. 4. Auburn (2-0). Beat San Jose State, 59-13.
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