September 27, 2015 |
Delsea quarterback Quinn Collins ran for four touchdowns on Friday night. That wasn't even the most noteworthy thing about the senior's sensational performance. Collins completed two huge passes in the final eight minutes as Delsea rallied from a 10-point deficit to stun top-ranked Timber Creek 35-31 before a huge crowd at John Oberg Field. "Monumental," Collins said of the Crusaders' victory over the Chargers, who were the No. 1 team in The Inquirer's Top 25 rankings. Collins scored on three quarterback sneaks from one yard out and ran 19 yards for another touchdown for fifth-ranked Delsea in the wildly entertaining West Jersey Football League National Division game.
September 26, 2015 |
Luis Rivadeneira and Danny Morgan each scored and recorded two assists Thursday to pace Rancocas Valley - the top-ranked boys' soccer team in South Jersey by The Inquirer - to a 6-0 victory at Moorestown in a Burlington County League matchup. Dylan Mohan made six saves to give the Red Devils their sixth straight win. Elsewhere in the Burlington County League: Pat McCarthy, Mike Reid, and Mason Stepnowski each scored to carry host Cinnaminson over Delran, 3-2. Doran Keys and Devin Plumlee each scored twice in Maple Shade's 6-2 win over visiting Trenton Catholic.
September 20, 2015 |
Think Timber Creek. Think high-powered passing game. Think big-time college recruits on the offensive side of the football. "That's what everybody thinks," Timber Creek senior linebacker Julian Mahan said. "It motivates us. " Timber Creek beat Cherokee, 18-7, on Friday night in a low-scoring, defensive struggle between two West Jersey Football League teams in the top seven of The Inquirer's Top 25 rankings. Defense and special teams made the difference on a warm night before a large crowd for the top-ranked Chargers, who managed just one offensive touchdown - on an 8-yard drive.
September 19, 2015 |
Jon Lovett isn't planning on a breakout season. "I'm just trying to have a breakout week," Lovett said. That narrow focus is part of the reason that Lovett, a junior running back and defensive back at Cherokee, is one of the most promising young players in South Jersey football. His speed, strength, and skill are part of the package, too. "He's special," Cherokee coach P.J. Mehigan said. Lovett and his teammates face a big challenge on Friday as Cherokee, the No. 7 team in The Inquirer's Top 25 rankings, visits No. 1 Timber Creek in a West Jersey Football League interdivision clash.
September 7, 2015 |
Former Triton High School football coach Pete Goetz used to say he loved "coaching Triton kids. " Current Triton football coach Dom Tomeo wants his Mustangs to play "like a bunch of Triton kids. " Brian Keller was the ultimate Triton kid. In Runnemede, in Bellmawr, in sports circles in the blue-collar, Black Horse Pike towns with some connection to the school and its athletic programs - that's a special designation, a badge of honor. It's a testament of mental and physical toughness, can-do determination, and an underdog's grit.
September 6, 2015 |
Ten South Jersey football games to circle on the calendar this season. Sept. 11 St. Joseph at St. Augustine, 6 p.m. The last Cape-Atlantic League American Division title could be decided by 9 o'clock on opening night. Shawnee at Williamstown, 7 p.m. There will be major West Jersey Football League American Division, top 10 ranking, and playoff implications in both South Jersey Group 4 and South Jersey Group 5 in this opener. Haddonfield vs. West Deptford at Gateway, 7 p.m. Another classic on opening night as the Eagles will use a neighbor's field to host the Bulldogs in a clash of fierce rivals and top contenders in both the Colonial Conference's Liberty Division and South Jersey Group 2. Sept.
September 4, 2015 |
Here's a look at the division races in South Jersey football this season: WJFL American Defending champion: Shawnee (5-0 record in 2014). Outlook: Shawnee lost 19 senior regulars from last season's South Jersey Group 4 title team, but the Renegades are in position to defend their division crown. Senior quarterback Mike Welsh (15 passing touchdowns, 13 rushing touchdowns) is a three-year starter and will team with senior wide receiver Anthony Mague, a William and Mary recruit, to form a top pass-catch combination.
August 31, 2015 |
First, they were the kid brothers. Then, they were the young starters. Now, they are the veteran leaders. Julian Mahan and Tavian Martin have come a long way together on the football field. They are determined to finish with a flourish - by leading Timber Creek to the South Jersey Group 4 championship. "This is our last go-round," Mahan said. "We want to make the most of it. " Mahan and Martin form the backbone of Timber Creek's talented defense. The two seniors are three-year starters at inside linebacker and have been highly productive players in the past.
August 28, 2015 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Headed into his fourth season, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood wants to get his best athletes on the field as much as possible. This is particularly true of former Timber Creek standout Quanzell Lambert. A redshirt junior from Sicklerville, Lambert appeared in all 13 of Rutgers' games last season, making appearances along the defensive line and on special teams. Recruited as a linebacker, the 6-foot-1, 260-pound Lambert has played most of the time at defensive end. Flood, however, decided to give Lambert a try at nose guard in the spring, when starter Sebastian Joseph suffered an arm injury.
May 11, 2015 |
Sophomore Jack Hastings made the most out of the William "Biff" Roseboro Baseball Tournament on Saturday, as he and his Collingswood teammates were victorious in the tournament they hosted. Hastings set the tone for the home team in game one, tossing a no-hitter in a 16-1 victory over Camden. The sophomore struck out three. He also knocked in two runs. Hastings proved to be vital in the championship game as well, delivering two more RBIs to help defeat Vineland, 7-2. Lucas Rollins helped the cause with a two-run home run in the first.