By Matt Cosentino For just the second time in his 17-year tenure as the head football coach at Rowan University, Jay Accorsi is looking to bounce back from a losing season. Needless to say, he can't wait for the season opener at Widener on Aug. 30 to get here so the healing process can begin. "It's going to be a challenge any year in our conference," he said. "But certainly, coming off the season we had -- where a lot of us were very disappointed, players and coaches -- there's no question we have a lot to prove." The Profs started 3-0 last year before going on a six-game losing streak and eventually finishing 4-6 overall and 3-6 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). Rutgers-Monmouth could start trend The last time they finished with a losing record was 2007, but they came back strong the following year and went 8-2. As Accorsi points out, however, the NJAC has only gotten better with the recent additions of programs like Wesley, Frostburg State, Salisbury and … [Read more...] about After rare losing season, Rowan football ready to rebound
Josh Friedman Cherry Hill Courier-Post Published 3:21 p.m. UTC Jun 27, 2018 Jake Schillinger had every reason to stick to his superstitions on Dec. 3. The Shawnee High School senior had already set the football program’s single-season interception record entering the Renegades’ South Jersey Group 4 final against Hammonton, and that included two against the Blue Devils in the teams’ first meeting a month earlier. He had four catches for 90 yards and a score in that win as well. More: Lenape's Jake Topolski is the Male Athlete of the Year More: South Jersey baseball: Eastern's Jack Herman is the Player of the Year So as Schillinger got ready for title game, he hyped himself with his standard play list – featuring a heavy mix of Kanye West, J. Cole and Post Malone. He threw on the same sleeveless, navy t-shirt that read “Team (above) me” he wore under his uniform every game. He had the same white gloves with a pink Nike swoosh in support of … [Read more...] about TALIAFERRO CLASSIC: Shawnee’s Jake Schillinger returns to Rowan after collarbone injury
The year was 1968, and America was winding down a tumultuous decade, one replete with domestic strife – Civil Rights marches and anti-war protests, riots that brought many cities to their knees and assassinations of beloved leaders. The nation’s citizenry hoped for better days. That year, students, teachers and administrators at all-black L.J. Rowan High School in Hattiesburg made do with what was allotted it in the state’s racially segregated and unequal public education system – tattered, hand-me-down textbooks, under-resourced facilities paling in comparison to those attended by their white counterparts; and teachers, administrators and staff members paid less to perform the same duties. But in the face of a segregated society and legalized discrimination, those in the Rowan High Class of 1968 were undeterred in their quest to succeed despite the obstacles, to make better their own days ahead with a combination of grit and sheer will to succeed, buoyed … [Read more...] about Perseverance, success to be celebrated by Rowan High School Class of ’68
Cejai Parrish did it all for the St. Joseph High School football team, and his disciplined work ethic on the field was a result of his intensity at practice.The senior's hard work was rewarded Saturday when he signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his football and academic careers at Northern Arizona University.The Lumberjacks finished 7-5 (6-2 Big Sky Conference) and qualified for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. They lost 41-10 in the first round to San Diego."The players treat you as one of their own," Parrish said. "Everyone on the team was cool when I asked questions, and they kept it (their answers) real with me. And the coaches want you to be able to graduate first. Then after that, it's basically all football."Parrish, who received a partial academic and athletic scholarship, plans to major in exercise science."I want to dominate on the field," Parrish said. "My one dream is to get to the NFL, but my main dream is to just get my degree … [Read more...] about St. Joseph’s Cejai Parrish to play football at Northern Arizona U.
Steve Campbell's first spring as South Alabama's football coach came to a close on a blustery, overcast morning at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, with the Red beating the Blue 31-0. With forecasts calling for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon, the game was moved up to 9 a.m. from its original kickoff of noon. With a running clock and few turnovers and penalties, the game was completed in a tidy 1 hour, 19 minutes. Due to roster constraints including a dearth of healthy offensive linemen, most of the Jaguars' first-team offensive and defensive players were on the Red team. That talent imbalance showed, as the Red offense posted numerous big plays, while the defense did not allow any points. "It was a good spring game," Campbell said. "I was very pleased with both sides. I think the one-offense came out and executed, had some big plays and showed we had some explosive capability. And the one-defense pitched a shutout, so there were a lot of positives to build on on both sides going into the … [Read more...] about Red tops Blue 31-0 in South Alabama spring football game