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.
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.
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 30, 2014 |
Tyree Rodgers didn't want to throw passes anymore. He wanted to catch them. "He had been a receiver at the end of last year, and that's where he wanted to stay," Camden Catholic coach Nick Strom said of Rodgers, a junior who has emerged as one of the most improved players on one of South Jersey's most improved teams. Rodgers said he was "frustrated" as a quarterback last season. He figured his future, for the rest of his high school career and in college, was at wide receiver.
June 26, 2015 |
Robby Anderson could fill a void in Temple's offense if he has a big summer. Anderson, who caught 44 passes for 791 yards and nine touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore in 2013, has reenrolled in school this summer. He missed the 2014 season after being dismissed for academic reasons. Wednesday was the first day that Temple coach Matt Rhule commented on Anderson's situation during a meeting with reporters. "He is in class and we're hopeful he can do all the things that he needs to do to play this fall," Rhule said.
June 29, 2012
What: Soul (12-3) at Tampa Bay Storm (6-8) When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Amalie Motor Oil Field at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa Bay, Fla. On the web: www.ustream.tv/philadelphiasoul About the Soul: The Soul beat the Storm, 83-48, in Week 7 of the season. . . . This is the final road game of the Soul's season. . . .. Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has completed 312 of 466 passes for 4,048 yards and 94 touchdowns for a 67.0 completion percentage and 119.7 rating.
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.
September 2, 2012 |
The Eagles signed offensive lineman Nathan Menkin after he was released by the Texans on Friday, the team announced Saturday. Menkin (6-foot-4, 296 pounds) is listed as a tackle and a guard. Houston signed Menkin as an undrafted rookie free agent after he played college football at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas. He was an AFCA all-American tackle as a senior. To make room for Menkin on the 53-man roster, the Eagles released Trevard Lindley. The cornerback surprised many by making the squad, but it did not last for very long.
December 23, 2012 |
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley wide receiver Robert Foster chose defending national champion Alabama over Pitt on Friday, giving the Crimson Tide a verbal commitment. Foster, who caught 45 passes for 756 yards and eight touchdowns this season at the Class AAA school, is the 20th recruit on Alabama's verbal commitment list and only the second wide receiver, joining Raheem Falkins of New Orleans. Foster and Falkins are ranked as four-star prospects by Rivals.com. Along with Pitt and Alabama, Foster had scholarship offers from Florida, Illinois, Louisiana State, Tennessee, West Virginia, Rutgers, Penn State, Southern California, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan, and Notre Dame.