High School Football


HIGH SCHOOL TOP 20 TEAMS IN SOUTHEASTERN PA, SOUTH JERSEY & DELAWARE

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Wood quarterback Bryan Kelly (No. 12) and running back Nasir Peoples (No. 5) look to the sideline for a call. Photo by Kira Chum.

Here are the Footballstories top area teams from our coverage area. These ranking are as of October 10, 2017.
St. Joe’s Prep is the top area team as the Hawks are 5-0 and ranked No. 9 in the country by MaxPrep’s Xcellent 25 Writers’ Poll.
Check out who is No. 1 in South Jersey and Delaware.


11 Oct 17 - Football, Football Training, High School Football - No CommentsRead More »


FOR DR. KAZANJIAN, SPORTS MEDICINE AND ORTHOPEDICS HAVE NO AGE LIMIT

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Dr. Jack Kazanjian in his office at 510 Darby Rd #1, Havertown, PA 19083. Photo by Al Thompson

The former college baseball player sees two roles for orthopedic surgeons in today’s sports-charged society: a physician and a mentor


15 Sep 17 - Eagles, Football, Football Training, High School Football - No CommentsRead More »


DELSEA COMES WITHIN INCHES OF ENDING TIMBER CREEK’s WIN STREAK

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Delsea head coach Sal Marchese nearly pulled off an upset, losing a heart breaker to Timber Creek 39-36 in the season opener for the Crusaders. Photo by Al Thompson

Timber Creek entered its game against area rival Delsea with a 17-game win streak dating back to 2015. The Chargers barely made it it No. 18. Timber Creek had one close game in 2016, a 28-21 victory over perennial Group 5 powerhouse Cherokee. The last time Timber Creek lost to Delsea was September 25, 2015. […]


14 Sep 17 - Football Training, High School Football - No CommentsRead More »


DR. AVALLONE STILL LIKES THAT OLD FASHIONED MEDICINE

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Dr. Avallone has been in practice in Bucks County for 29 years, Photo by Al Thompson

The Former high school running back relishes old school methods while welcoming state of the art orthopedic technology


19 Jul 17 - Football, Football Training, High School Football - No CommentsRead More »


WIDENER LANDS ASSISTANT COACH WITH LONG HISTORY OF WINNING

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Mike Barainyak has been winning big from his high school days at Archbishop Wood to helping Mary Hardin-Baylor win a national title. He is now and assistant coach at Widener. Photo by Al Thompson

There are a lot of football stories out there and while most people want to read about or see stories about championship winning coaches, star quarterbacks or first-round draft picks, it doesn’t mean the stories about people who don’t fit into one of those categories are any less interesting. Such is the case with Mike […]


26 Jun 17 - College football, Football Training, High School Football - No CommentsRead More »


CONLIN LIKES GALLOPING GHOSTS’ CHANCES IN 2017

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Abington running back Darryl Davis-McNeil hopes to top his junior season where the rushed for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns. Photo by Al Thompson

When a head football coach is blessed with a few great players to work with, he must take advantage of the window of opportunity he has with them.
For Abington coach Kevin Conlin, he has the enviable job of getting the most out of first team All-State running back Darryl Davis-McNeil and linebacker/fullback Jackson Taylor who Conlin says “…is probably going to be our overall best player.”


22 Jun 17 - Football, Football Training, High School Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


SOUL HOST BALTIMORE BRIGADE IN HOME OPENER

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Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh looks to lead his team to another AFL title. Photo by Todd Bauders / contrastphotography.com

The Soul open their 2017 home schedule at the Wells Fargo Center Saturday night April 29 (7:00 p.m.) against the Baltimore Brigade just as the NFL will be ending its three-day draft extravaganza on the other end of town.
While the NFL is busting out in a very direction in popularity, the Arena Football League is doing its best to climb the mountain once again and be a relevant football league at the minor league level.
After years of decline, the league appears to have a solid strategy going into 2017.
Former Eagles Quarterback Donovan McNabb and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be making an appearance.


27 Apr 17 - AFL, Arena Football League, Football, Football Training, High School Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


HADDONFIELD EYES ANOTHER SPECIAL RIDE DOWN KINGS HIGHWAY

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"I will never call team chemistry cheesy. I think it’s the most vital part of a football team. The teams that stay together, that hang together, that workout together form unity through hardship." 
---Haddonfield head football coach Frank DeLano.
Photo by Al Thompson

Haddonfield High School head football coach Frank DeLano says he still remembers what it was like in 2014 when his Bulldawgs captured the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 2 Championship, blowing through the three-round tournament outscoring opponents 102-7 and finishing with a 12-0 record. It was DeLano’s third Group title in five years, the school’s only […]


27 Apr 17 - Football, High School Football - No CommentsRead More »


COACH-QUARTERBACK CYCLE RETURNS WITH WENTZ-PEDERSON

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Baldy looks at  comparisons between Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson and Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb. Photo by Andy Lewis / conytastphotography.com

The Similarities between Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb to Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz are startling. Baldy takes a look


27 Apr 17 - College football, Football Training, High School Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


FOR OFFSEASON TRAINING, NESHAMINY’S WILMOT STICKS TO BASICS … AND ONE MESSAGE

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Caption: From left: Neshaminy head coach Steven Wilmot,  two-way lineman Giovanni Fiqueroa, wide receiver/linebacker Mike Garlick and offensive lineman Nick Napadano. Wilmot says he plans to lean on these seniors to lead the Redskins to another successful season. Photo by Al Thompson

Training methods are not unlike politics. Many people have different opinions on what is the right way to plot a course for positive results.
Running a football team, though, is not a democracy. The head coach sets the rules on all strategies including how to prepare his team for the upcoming season.


17 Mar 17 - College football, Football, High School Football - No CommentsRead More »



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