September 7, 2011 |
The great thing about the WJFL Patriot Division is the proximity: These teams are close in geographic distance, and close in competitive distance, too. Willingboro won the title last season with a 4-0 record, and could finish last this season. Or first again. Cinnaminson was last at 0-4 last season, and could finish first this season. Or last again. "Any team can beat any other on any given day," Cinnaminson coach Mario Patrizi said. In the Freedom Division, Palmyra should challenge behind wide receiver/defensive back Nick Cannizaro, while Rancocas Valley looms as a favorite in the Capitol with Temple recruit Ray Korang and Minnesota recruit Dom Twitty up front and DeSean Jones in the backfield.
September 7, 2012 |
A lot would appear to be riding on Friday night's opener between Penns Grove and Glassboro . Then again, the game could have little bearing on the rest of the season. On paper, Penns Grove and Glassboro look like the cofavorites in the WJFL Diamond Division as well as strong contenders for the South Jersey Group 1 title. So Friday's opener at Glassboro could set the stage for the long season. Then again, Penns Grove opened last season with a 54-0 victory over Glassboro.
February 9, 2012 |
NEW YORK GIANTS running back Brandon Jacobs apologized last night for telling reporters Tuesday that Gisele Bundchen should "stay cute and shut up. " Jacobs, speaking on ESPN's The Doug Gottlieb Show, said he should respect Tom Brady's wife. "Given the fact that it's a colleague of mine's wife, I do apologize for saying that, because I shouldn't have said that," Jacobs said yesterday. "It's his wife and I should respect that just as much as anyone else. " Jacobs, however, stood by his comments on Bundchen's appearance, again calling her "cute.
June 7, 2012 |
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien released his first depth chart Tuesday but hinted there will be more fights to win starting jobs in the pre-season than the chart indicates. O'Brien named senior Matt McGloin his starting quarterback last week but said "a handful of other positions are the only ones that I feel are set at this point. " "There will be a lot of position battles to determine starters during training camp," O'Brien said in a statement. The depth chart indicates four positions where there is no clear No. 1. The most interesting is at middle linebacker, where incumbent starter Glenn Carson is considered even with fellow junior Khairi Fortt, who was slowed during spring practice by a knee injury.
November 26, 2012
We continue with our position-by-position rankings, this week grading the area's top cornerbacks. In compiling this subjective top-10 list, we took into consideration coverage ability, open-field tackling, skill at supporting against the run, and potential to succeed at the next level. 1. Daryl Worley, Penn Charter, senior, 6-foot-2, 165. Depending on the alignment, the West Virginia commit, who also made an impact as a wide receiver and kick returner, lined up at cornerback or safety.
January 30, 2013
Imhotep Charter's Eerin Young, whose development as a multipurpose standout began with the Oak Lane Wildcats, has landed a football scholarship. At the end of an official visit last weekend, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior committed to play for Rhode Island. "It was just the perfect fit," he said. "Coach [Joe] Trainer and the other coaches showed me a lot of love. " Young starred for Imhotep as a wide receiver and running back. Last season, while helping the 14-1 Panthers advance to the PIAA Class AA state semifinals, he rushed for 1,000-plus yards and scored 21 touchdowns.
October 21, 2012 |
Our top-10 football tour continues with a review of the area's best multipurpose playmakers. The list is based on a player's overall impact on a team, including contributions on offense and defense and as a special-teams performer. Many in this group have added value because of their kick-returning abilities. Note that some two-way standouts, including Episcopal Academy senior Adam Strouss and St. Joseph's Prep sophomore John Reid, will not be listed here. They will be listed at the position in which they excel the most or are projected to play in college.
April 28, 2012
Who: Soul (5-1) at Orlando (1-5) When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Amway Center (15,203). TV: CSN (tape-delayed until approximately 10:30 p.m.) Radio: ESPN-AM (950). About the Soul: They rolled up 83 points against Tampa Bay last week and average an AFL-best 74.2 points per game. San Jose is a distant second at 63.2. . . . Wide receiver Donovan Morgan said Thursday that the pin placed in his fractured wrist is due to come out Tuesday.
March 12, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers have acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick. Boldin, a star in Baltimore's run to the Super Bowl title last season, must pass a physical to complete the deal. The Ravens announced the trade Monday. Boldin had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the 49ers. The 32-year-old Boldin had said he'd consider retirement rather than leave Baltimore. But going to the NFC champions might change his mind.