By Gary Steiner
This annual contest between the two Lower Camden County rivals began with much pomp and circumstance on a sunny but windy Thanksgiving morning. Being the last game of the season, both Overbrook and Edgewood honored their football and cheerleading seniors before the game. Overbrook also honored their alumnus Ron Dayne, now a running back for the Wisconsin Badgers.
By Art Redd
We will build it, they will come. Shamrock Field was the place to be on Thanksgiving morning for the first home game at Camden Catholic High School. The capacity crowd got together to see the Irish defeat Paul VI 42-0 for their first home victory at Shamrock Field. No more travelling to Camden's Farnham Field and calling it home for the Fighting Irish. The alumni, students and faculty got together on Sunday, November 23rd to officially open the celebration of their new field.
Burlington County YMCA Finals:
By Mark Blais
Moorestown Friends School hosted the finals for the Thursday
Night Fall League Championship match on November 20, 1997. Hard
Rock's strong net play helped them beat Menage a Champs in a
surprising 3 game sweep in this best of 5 match. This season's
finale tried the endurance of all the athletes. Both the
semi-finals and finals matches were completed in the same night.
On its victory tour, Hard Rock outperformed On A Mission during
the semi-finals earlier in the evening, while Menage a Champs
defeated The Jug to reach the finals.
1997 Women's Coaches Tournament Finals:
Cherry Hill East Defeats Delran 3-1
By Art Redd
The meeting between the Cherry Hill East Cougars (15-5) and
the Delran Bears (17-3-2) was held at Washington Township High School under
the lights. This would be the first of two games playing in the
South Jersey Coaches Tournament Finals. The men's match between the Cherry
Hill East against Cherry Hill West would follow. But this women's match
would rely on two good goalkeepers, Betsy Kennedy (Bears) and Carolyn Synder
(Cougars), to take home the title. It was Synder and her team that
would prevail. Synder came up big in the new overtime shootout format to
obtain the victory against Eastern to get into the finals.
South Jersey Group 4 Semi-Finals:
By Art Redd
The Millville High School Thunderbolts got the first 14 points of the game against Lenape and held off their ground attack to advance to the Group 4 South Jersey State Championship against Toms River North.
Millville did not waste any time to get an early lead. Senior runningback
Terrance Williams scored on a 65-yard run off of the right side of the offensive
line. The Thunderbolts were out to prove that they could run against
the Indians powerful defense. They scored quickly on their first possession
and were up 7 - 0 with 8:12 left in the first quarter.
High School Football:
Camden's Comeback With A Never Say Quit Attitude
By Art Redd
Unbelievable game. If you left the game early against the Overbrook
Rams and the Camden Panthers on Saturday, you missed a very good game. Coach
Reggie Lawrence was very animated in telling his players that they had
to win this game. He also told them to keep their heads in the game and don't
give up. This was when his Panthers were down 24 - 0. Each time his
team would struggle on offense, he continued to have faith in his team.
Well, that faith got Camden (6-1) an overtime victory over Overbrook
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