Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English.

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Football Rankings: Haverford High, Imhotep Charter jump into Top 10

The Fords and Panthers both started the season slowly, going a combined 0-5. But they've come on strong as the weather has turned colder, making their marks in their respective playoff fields.

South Jersey Football Rankings: No. 1 Lenape, No. 3 Williamstown close on epic rematch

The Indians and Braves both opened playoff action with imposing victories, moving a step closer to another meeting that will settle a pair of disputes.

Kyle Lazer tosses three TDs as Bonner-Prendergast tops Archbishop Carroll in Catholic League 4A title game

Junior Nasim Rhodes-Nelson added two touchdown catches for Bonner-Prendy, which rallied from a 20-14 deficit and improved to 9-1 with its seventh straight win.

Ricky Ortega, Dapree Bryant power Coatesville past Central Bucks West in District 1 quarterfinal

The dynamic dup combined for nearly 300 rushing yards as the two-time defending District 1 Class 6A champions advanced to play Garnet Valley.

Timber Creek’s Leary brothers on brink of state record

Sophomore Donovan Leary can join with his brother Devin Leary in setting a state record for combined passing yards by a brother duo, eclipsing the mark set by sons of former Giants QB Phil Simms.

Football recruiting: Friendship with quarterback helped steer Marvin Harrison Jr. to Ohio State

The Hawks' star receiver, son of Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison, committed to the Buckeyes in part because his high school teammate and close friend already had pledged to Ohio State.

Former Camden basketball star Wayne ‘Cat’ Smalls dies

The 1973 graduate was a High School All-American who helped usher in an era of national prominence for the Panthers. He also scored 1,000 points in a four-year career at Florida State.

Brothers Nate Edwards and Sam Sykes sparking Cheltenham football

The speedy siblings have led the Panthers to the SOL American title, the District 1 Class 5A quarterfinals and the brink of a school record for victories.

Referee shortage heading toward dire direction for high school sports

The situation is so bad that football teams are being asked to play on some Thursday nights next season to alleviate the Friday night referee crunch.

Neumann-Goretti’s football success has special meaning to these seniors

Roman Brown, Ronald Holmes and Damian Gabriel were freshmen when NG lost its first seven games and canceled the rest of the season. Now they are key members of an 11-0 team with its sights set on the program's first state title