There were an awful lot of questions about how the Hammonton Blue Devils would handle their move into the West Jersey Football League. Well, it's safe to say they're doing just fine.

It's unbelievable with all the doubt at the beginning of the season. People were saying they'd be surprised if we got two or three wins. We're 4-0 right now, and it feels good.

Not even a rare Thursday night game could derail the Blue Devils game plan, as their smothering defense pitched a third shutout on the season last night against Cherry Hill West. Hammonton now sits atop the WJFL National Conference, tied with one of South Jersey's top teams, Timber Creek. Those two will meet on November 7th, in a game that will likely determine the conference championship.

The Blue Devils defense sure appears up to the challenge of slowing down Timber Creek's high octane offense. Hammonton has three shutouts in four games and are giving up just a field game per game (thanks to Pennsauken, the only team to score on the Blue Devils so far).

According to the Press of Atlantic City's Mike McGarry, the Blue Devils' coaches were promised an interception return for a touchdown last night. While they didn't get it, defensive back Kelvin Rivera still managed to deliver something just as good.

The Blue Devils aren't all defense, they're averaging nearly 3 touchdowns a game with senior quarterback Jonathan Triboletti at the helm. Despite some early struggles, Triboletti threw a touchdown pass and ran six times for 135 yards and a touchdown in the win.

He told McGarry he's happy to squash any doubts that Hammonton would struggle in its first year in the WJFL. "It's unbelievable with all the doubt at the beginning of the season," Triboletti said. "People were saying they'd be surprised if we got two or three wins. We're 4-0 right now, and it feels good."

The Blue Devils are off until next Friday, when they host 2-1 Clearview.