SJSports Online



South Jersey Soccer:
Opening Day For Youth Soccer

Sunday, September 12, 1999

By Boog Williams
SJSports Staff Writer

It was opening day for Youth Soccer in South Jersey, and what a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the grass was finally green, and the kids were playing hard. I was asked by a friend to take photos of his son's soccer game. They started playing at 12:30. I made him a deal; if he would write an article, I would come to take photos, and he did (click here to see it). Unfortunately, I didn't know that I was going to be roped into covering two more games after his, but it was fun seeing kids playing and having a good time. The next two games saw the Gaetano's Knights (Williamstown) vs. the Berlin Eastern Stingers (U-10), and the Waterford Warriors vs. the Berlin Township Cougars (U-9).

The U-10 game was a very well played game. At half time the score was 3-2 in favor of Gaetano's. Gaetano's had more skilled players, but the Berlin Township team did not give up without a struggle. Gaetano's defeated Berlin Township. Here is a schedule for the Berlin Township Stingers:

Berlin Township U-10 Team Name:
Berlin Eastern Stingers

(All home games will be played at the Berlin Community School at the end of Franklin Ave. in Berlin)
SEP 262:00Awayat Atlantic Astros
OCT 32:00HomeAtlantic Air Strike
OCT 172:00Awayat CH United Mustangs
OCT 242:00Awayat Gaetano Knights
OCT 312:00HomePine Hill Shooters
NOV 72:00HomeAtlantic Astros
NOV 1412:30Awayat Atlantic Air Strike
NOV 212:00HomeCH United Mustangs

In the U-9 game, the Waterford Warriors defeated the Berlin Township Cougars by the score of 5 to 0. Here is a schedule for the Cougars team:

Berlin Township U-9 Team Name:
Berlin Eastern Cougars

(All home games will be played at the Berlin Community School at the end of Franklin Ave. in Berlin)
SEP 262:00Awayat Westmont Warriors
OCT 33:30HomeWashington Taz Devils
OCT 173:30Awayat West Deptford B
OCT 243:30Awayat Waterford Warriors
OCT 313:30HomeDeptford Spartans
NOV 73:30HomeWestmont Warriors
NOV 143:30Awayat Washington Taz Devils
NOV 213:30HomeWest Deptford B

For more information about the Youth Soccer Leagues, please visit for the boys and for girls.

When I finally returned home, it was after 5 pm. What a day for soccer.

©1999 South Jersey Sports Online