December 9, 2014 |
Jake Parola had a great game in the third quarter: 19 carries, 109 yards, two touchdowns. But those 12 minutes summed up the South Jersey Group 4 championship game as well as the entire season for Parola and his Shawnee teammates. Running behind a powerful offensive line, Parola finished with 159 yards and three touchdowns on 37 carries Sunday night as Shawnee beat Timber Creek, 28-7, in a long-awaited sectional title-game rematch at Rowan University. "He's an animal," senior offensive tackle Eric Hawkinson said of Parola.
November 29, 2014 |
Rob Hinson knew better. Some folks might have figured that Timber Creek, with its undefeated record and its fleet of future Division I college players, would make short work of Triton in the annual Thanksgiving Day football clash of school-district rivals. Some folks might have looked at Timber Creek's 10-0 mark and Triton's 5-4 slate and worked the math around in their heads and arrived at a comfortable Chargers victory in the Turkey Bowl. Hinson sure didn't look comfortable in the fourth quarter, when Triton put together a 20-play, 77-yard, 9-minute-plus drive and cut Timber Creek's lead to six points.
November 21, 2014 |
Here's a closer look at seven South Jersey football games on Friday night, with predictions. All games are scheduled to kick off at 7 o'clock. Haddonfield (9-0) at Buena (10-0), South Jersey Group 2 semifinal. The second-seeded Chiefs will be the fourth undefeated team that third-seeded Haddonfield has met in its last five playoff games. The Bulldogs beat the other three en route to the sectional title in 2013. Buena has been one of the surprise teams of the season. The Chiefs have been led by junior running backs Quadir Albright and Sam Crouch, who have combined for 29 touchdowns.
November 8, 2014 |
Pennsauken coach Clint Tabb doesn't talk much about Aaron Swann's blocking or tackling. He raves about Swann's diligence. Tabb doesn't talk much about Nate Rivera's pass rushing or ability to defend the run. He praises Rivera's dependability. "I call them 'Steady Eddies,' " Tabb said of his two senior leaders. "I always know what I'm going to get from them. " Make no mistake: Swann and Rivera have contributed on the field for the Indians. Swann has made 36 tackles with three sacks as a middle linebacker.
November 8, 2014 |
It's often been said that defense wins championships, and while Timber Creek is solid on that side of the ball, good luck in stopping the Chargers' offense. The South Jersey Group 4 field will now have the unenviable task of attempting to slow this explosive attack. Timber Creek earned the No. 1 seed in the sectional with Friday night's 44-17 win over visiting Hammonton. The Chargers, ranked No. 3 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, moved to 8-0. They also earned the title in the West Jersey Football League National Division, one of the deepest divisions in South Jersey.
October 28, 2014 |
It took a while for the Washington Township boys' soccer team to get going on Monday afternoon, but The Inquirer's No. 1 ranked South Jersey team rode a big second half to victory. The visiting Minutemen closed out with three unanswered goals to defeat Timber Creek, 4-1, in a nonleague match. Lou Vilotti netted a pair of second-half goals. Brent Keeley and Collin Yeiter also scored. Chrizian Duclos scored for Timber Creek. In other nonleague action: Geoff Schaefer scored twice and added an assist as host Woodstown scored all five of its goals in the second half of a 5-2 victory over Salem.
October 26, 2014
SOCCER SOUTH JERSEY COACHES TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS Timber Creek 2, Washington Township 1: The No. 14-seeded Chargers advanced to the semifinals on penalty kicks, 9-8, to upset the host Minutemaids, the sixth seed. Staci Bell scored on a cross from Sarina Jones with 32 seconds left to tie the game for Timber Creek. Eastern 2, Holy Cross 0: Amirah Ali and Sydney Jackson scored second-half goals as the No. 2 Vikings beat the No. 7 Lancers at home. They were Ali's 10th goal of the season and Jackson's 14th.
October 11, 2014 |
With just 55 seconds left in regulation, junior Staci Bell sealed the deal. Bell scored the winning goal for the Timber Creek girls' soccer team, as the Chargers walked off the field with a 1-0 win at Cherry Hill East in an Olympic Conference matchup on Thursday afternoon. Elsewhere in the conference, Emily Gray scored two goals to give Washington Township, ranked No. 4 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, a 4-0 win over visiting Bishop Eustace. Colonial Conference. Karen Knoblock and Gabby Sileo scored in West Deptford's 2-0 win at Haddon Township, despite 15 saves by Hawks goalie Sarah Getzinger.