Vol. LXII, No. 38
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
(Photo by Bill Allen/NJ SportAction)
BRIANS SONG: Princeton University football senior quarterback and tri-captain Brian Anderson displays his passing form. After riding the bench most of last fall, Anderson led Princeton to a victory over Dartmouth in the season finale. The Tigers are hoping he will pick up where he left off when they begin their 2008 campaign by playing at The Citadel this Saturday.
One doesnt have to go beyond the cover of the Princeton University football teams playbook to learn a major theme of the upcoming season.
On our playbook we have the quote zero turnovers, we win, said Princeton head coach Roger Hughes at the programs recent media day. So we have made a huge emphasis on both sides on cutting down turnovers.
Like a lot of college football players, Adam Berry spent his freshman season with the Princeton University squad as an understudy, riding the bench as he learned the system.
After not seeing any action in his debut campaign of 2005, Berry didnt waste any time getting noticed as a sophomore the next fall.
The 60, 165-pound wide receiver caught the game-winning touchdown in Princetons season-opening 14-10 win at Lehigh.
It was pouring rain last Friday afternoon but that didnt dampen Anastacio Perezs joy as he scored the first goal of the season for the Princeton High boys soccer team.
After deftly striking a ball into the back of the net early in the first half of PHSs season opener against visiting Lawrence High, Perez went head over heels as he launched into a series of flips.
PHS, though, was spinning its wheels for a big stretch of the game as a physical Lawrence side gave the Little Tigers trouble and evened the game early in the second half.
Things fell into place for the Hun School football team right from the start in 2007 as the Raiders rolled to a 9-0 campaign.
So far in 2008, however, it appears that Murphys Law has afflicted the Hun program.
This was the most difficult camp Ive had, said longtime Hun head coach David Dudeck. We have had six starters out and five of those kids play both ways.
Caroline Passano and her fellow seniors on the Stuart Country Day field hockey team know that they have a tough act to follow.
Last season, a core of battle-hardened seniors led Stuart to one of the greatest seasons in program history as the Tartans went 20-1-3, winning their third straight Mercer County Tournament championship and tying Lawrenceville for the state Prep title.
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