As I’ve said before one of the first things I read when I open the Asbury Park Press are the obituaries. It’s something I’ve done for the better part of thirty years and not because I enjoy reading them but it’s simply a way to keep track of those who have been in and out of your life. A good day is one in which you don’t know anyone listed.
It was somewhat ironic that at about the same time Warren Hills senior Evan Murray died tragically while playing football I received a press release announcing Russell Athletics’ fifth annual “Fight Like Dylan Award.” That’s because the award honors high school teams that have shown determination, inspiration and perseverance through sports and clearly Warren Hills will need a big dose of that to get through this season.
Joaquin is still days away and there are indications that the worst weather we face is not from that storm but a system that will likely hit us on Friday. As a result several high school football games have already been moved and more could follow.
It seems like yesterday I was lamenting how quickly the summer came and went and now we are in the final days of September and I’m wondering what happened to this month. I know Labor Day was late but it seems like the month flew by and here were are with October right around the corner.
The third full week of the high school football season features the annual matchup of Toms River South and Toms River North which has been billed as the area’s version of the “Civil War.” It’s the 44th meeting between the two rivals going back to 1972 and it’s produced some memorable moments and great upsets.
St. John Vianney had coach Derek Sininsky and standout senior safety Jeff Sheard will be among the guests on tonight’s “Thursday Night High School Football Show” on 1160/1310AM and www.shoresportsnetwork.com.
With the recent passing of baseball legend Yogi Berra there has been a lot said and written about concerning his famous quotes or as they are often referred to, “Yogi-isms.” Seems about half of what he is credited with saying are true although even those might have been embellished over the years.
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