Michael Radano is a life-long resident of South Jersey and has been involved with sports the entire time. He was the Phillies' beat writer for another publication. He has worked for the Daily News since September 2009. He lives in Washington Township with his wife and two children.
MATT SHULTZ has spent the better part of his adult life searching for a head-coaching position. To be fair, the new head basketball coach at Cherokee has been in a pretty good situation in his years as the football team's defensive coordinator under P.J. Mehigan. He also served under Ron Powell for the Cherokee boys' basketball team that won a Group 4 state title a season ago before falling in the Tournament of Champions semifinal to Camden Catholic.
LAST WEEKEND six sectional finals were played involving high schools from the traditional seven-county region known as South Jersey. In those six games, five South Jersey schools left with a championship.
A SEASON AGO, Woodrow Wilson made a trip down to Delsea in the Group 2 playoffs and, despite a loss, came away with a much better understanding of what kind of team it was and, more important, what kind of team it could be over the next two seasons.
IT'S NOT that the Willingboro High football team is void of a player or two who likes to score. The Chimeras (5-0) have averaged 30.6 points per game, and with weapons such as Malcolm Culmer, who has eight touchdowns, and quarterback Matt Dash, who has thrown for seven touchdowns and run for another, scoring hasn't been a concern.