Posts Tagged “football”

Safety paves way

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Safety paves way

Safety paves way Hatter’s blocked punt sets tone as Lyons rolls   By Steve Metsch The Lyons Township football team works on blocking punts every day of practice, defensive lineman Ryan Hatter, Jr., said. “Just run at the football (and) put your hands up,” Hatter said. “It’s that simple.” While it may be simple, it…

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Grant, Rolder lead Marist

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Grant, Rolder lead Marist

Grant, Rolder lead Marist Two TDs, two pickoffs result in 13-0 win at Naz By Steve Metsch Two was a big number when Marist played at Nazareth on Saturday. Marist linebacker Jimmy Rolder made two key interceptions – including one at the goal-line – to stymie Nazareth scoring drives. And Marist running back Jamari Grant…

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St. Francis routs R-B

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St. Francis routs R-B

St. Francis routs R-B Rittenhouse tosses six TD passes, three to Bishop By Steve Metsch When a quarterback and wide receiver have played football together for 10 years, they develop a special connection. Each seems to instinctively know what the other will do. St. Francis senior quarterback Tommy Rittenhouse and junior wide receiver Tyler Bishop…

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Reavis Boles over Spartans

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Reavis Boles over Spartans

Reavis Boles over Spartans Senior scores 4 touchdowns, runs for 252 yards By Steve Metsch Rashaad Boles is not one to seek the spotlight. Rather, it finds him. After he scorched Oak Lawn for four touchdowns and 252 yards on 26 carries – leading Reavis to a 36-12 victory in Burbank – the humble senior…

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Nazareth standout to Rutgers

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Nazareth standout to Rutgers

Nazareth standout to Rutgers DE Ryan Keeler relishes challenges facing him By Steve Metsch A key defensive player on Nazareth Academy’s football team is taking his talents to Rutgers University, hoping to help build that program to a level he enjoyed in high school. Ryan Keeler is slated to play defensive end for Rutgers. The…

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Does the Super Bowl represent our American Dream anymore?

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Does the Super Bowl represent our American Dream anymore?

Does the Super Bowl represent our American Dream anymore? When the Super Bowl first began in 1967, it was a wholesome iconic role model for young men and women. Today it’s driven by greed, and the real focus isn’t on athletic competition of sports, but rather it is on profit and advertising. And some of…

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Strongs’ four TDs lead Nazareth

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Strongs’ four TDs lead Nazareth Defense silences Thornton in second half, 49-21 By Steve Metsch Nazareth needed four touchdowns from senior running back Derrick Strongs, Jr., – and one momentum changing sack – to silence an inspired Thornton team on Nov. 9. Host Nazareth (11-0) won the Class 7A second-round playoff game, 49-21, however the…

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Lyons football seeks answers

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Lyons football seeks answers Team is 0-3, and loses starting QB By Steve Metsch Lyons Township’s football team finds itself in an unenviable situation. The Lions are winless in three games after being blanked 28-0 at home Sept. 7 by York. And, starting quarterback J.J. Dutton is out with a broken wrist on his throwing…

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