Ed’s Scanning the Scene

New Divisions and Some Predictions to Kick Off 2012 Season
After a summer of much traveling for myself and the wife, I have settled into another season of High School football. As I look back on the 2011 and the season that the Neptune Fliers had, 2012 looks to be more of the same.
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Scanning The Scene – 5/3/12
It's been a busy few weeks around the Shore. While everyone is focusing on baseball, softball and the rest of the Spring sports, there have been some football stories which has kept the great sport in the news.
NJSIAA Changes Bat Rules for 2012 Baseball Season
In just a few days the High School baseball season will begin. Always an exciting time for me, having coached baseball for so many years during my coaching career. Being retired for quite awhile, I remember the excitement of opening day and the anticipation of another season. One of the sounds of sp…
Scanning The Scene – 12/5/11
Championship Saturday turned out to be something very special to 3 Shore area football teams. Neptune, Asbury Park and Matawan came away with the trophy, as we saw some amazing and spectacular performances at both Rutgers and The College of New Jersey...
Scanning the Scene: 11/28/11
Another Turkey Day in the books and our "Fab Five" didn't fair too well. Only Manalapan and Neptune managed to get wins on Thanksgiving weekend. Asbury Park, Rumson and Matawan all took losses, as they head into Championship Saturday on Dec...
Scanning the Scene: 11/21/11
The semi-final round of the N.J. State playoff system was a very successful one for the Shore Conference. Five teams have advanced for a shot at a Championship. Friday night Neptune, Rumson and Manalapan all won, while Asbury Park and Matawan won on Sat...
Scanning the Scene: 11/14/11
It wasn't a pretty weekend for the Shore Conference in the first round of the playoffs. 11 teams were knocked off in round 1 and 9 survived. With 4 teams playing each other we are at least guaranteed to have 2 finalist on the weekend of Dec 4th...
Scanning the Scene: 11/7/11
Playoff cutoff weekend is always an important date for any football team trying to win a State Championship, and for 20 teams in the Shore, the dream lives on. As predicted a few weeks back, there were not many surprises, as far as the teams involved, only with some of the seeds...
Scanning the Scene: 10/31/11
With one week until the State playoff cutoff, there will be many teams fighting for a chance to win a State Championship. More than 20 teams are still alive with a shot at calling themselves State Champs. Lets break down the brackets:
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Southern Reg with their 7-1 record has locked up a home game …