Posts Tagged “Tim Racki”

One strange season

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One strange season

        One strange season Prep football 2021: A year we will remember  By Steve Metsch High school football fans, coaches, players and reporters may disagree about which team is the best. But one thing they all agree on is that this season won’t be soon forgotten. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the…

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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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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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Thrown for a loss

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Thrown for a loss Uncertainty forces star quarterback to leave Naz  By Steve Metsch Tim Racki has a glittering record as a high school football coach – taking two schools to nine state title games and winning seven – but his biggest challenge may come this fall. Not only does Racki not know if there…

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Mount Carmel wins Class 7A

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Mount Carmel wins Class 7A Defense and running game ruin Nazareth repeat   By Steve Metsch As Mount Carmel Head Coach Jordan Lynch noted Saturday night, “defense wins championships.” Boy, does it ever. The Caravan defense shut down a prolific Nazareth offense that came in averaging 44 points in the playoffs. Mount Carmel held Nazareth…

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Nazareth one win away

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Nazareth one win away Tyler Morris scores five TDs in semifinal rout By Steve Metsch Thanksgiving morning will find Nazareth Head Coach Tim Racki, his assistants and team practicing on their football field behind the school. They don’t mind one bit. “It’s the best practice of the year,” Racki said Saturday. “You go in the…

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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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Second half powers Nazareth

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Second half powers Nazareth Big rally “shows what we can do,” Morris says By Steve Metsch After being pushed around by Fenwick’s football team in the first half Sept. 13, Nazareth Academy knew something had to change. The host Roadrunners were clinging to a 7-0 lead after Riley Theobald’s 16-yard touchdown run in the second…

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Improvising pays for Nazareth

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Improvising pays for Nazareth Punt turned touchdown highlights 49-20 win  By Steve Metsch You know it’s your night when your punter, sensing an imminent blocked kick, scampers 57 yards untouched for a touchdown. With Nazareth leading 28-7 early in the third quarter Friday night, Michael Love was set to punt from his 43-yard line. Noticing…

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