Haddonfield's Delano is Brooks-Irvine Football Club coach of year
Only one football team in South Jersey went 12-0 this season. Haddonfield turned the trick with a spectacular season that culminated with a 27-0 victory over archrival West Deptford in the South Jersey Group 2 championship game Dec. 7 at Rowan University.
Only one football team in South Jersey went 12-0 this season.
Haddonfield turned the trick with a spectacular season that culminated with a 27-0 victory over archrival West Deptford in the South Jersey Group 2 championship game Dec. 7 at Rowan University.
On Monday night, Haddonfield's Frank DeLano was named coach of the year by the Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club at the organization's 70th annual banquet at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill.
DeLano has a 96-46 record in 13 seasons. His teams are 60-10 since 2009, with three South Jersey Group 2 championships.
Haddonfield fashioned the first 12-0 season in the history of the program and the school's first undefeated football season since 1964.
The all-South Jersey team, as selected by The Inquirer in conjunction with the club, was honored at the banquet.
Honorees included the club's scholar-athletes of the year and college players of the year.
Rocco Ordille of St. Joseph, Tom Wagner of Holy Cross, Kevin DeCaesar of West Deptford, and Eric Hawkinson of Shawnee were honored as scholar-athletes.
The college players of the year were Mike Zeuli of Princeton (Cherokee), Brandon Hill of Monmouth (Audubon), Vince Kowalski of Villanova (Williamstown), and C.J. Conway of Montclair State (Hammonton).
Cherry Hill East received the Sportmanship Award.
St. Joseph was South Jersey's other undefeated team this season. The Wildcats, who finished as the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 25, were 11-0.
Haddonfield powered through a loaded South Jersey Group 2 field to capture its second straight sectional title. Haddonfield outscored three tournament opponents by a combined 102-7.