Vote for This Week’s High School Athlete of the Week
St. Joe's Rocco Ordille picked up 97.3 ESPN's High School Athlete of the Week honors after an impressive 137 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns against St. Augustine. So, congrats!
Meanwhile, we have a new batch of local student-athletes who have proven themselves on the field this week. You can vote for your pick, and hear the winner announced on the South Jersey Sports Report with Tyler Donohue Saturday morning at 9:00.
Gary Melton, Football, Cedar Creek – The speedster helped the Pirates lock up homefield advantage through the first two rounds of the South Jersey Group II playoffs with four touchdowns in a 55-6 victory over Lower Cape May. Melton rushed for three scores and caught the other touchdown.
Lexi Magruder, Soccer, Egg Harbor Township – The standout freshman forward scored the game-winner midway through the second half of EHT’s playoff opener. Magruder's goal broke a scoreless stalemate and gave the Eagles a 1-0 advantage over Millville. It’s the first postseason victory in program history.
Robert Ennis, Football, Millville – The sophomore running back rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns Wednesday during a nor’easter snowstorm. Ennis and the Thunderbolts beat visiting Hammonton 20-14 to inch closer to clinching a spot in the Group V postseason.
Jeisen Chao, Soccer, Atlantic Christian – He connected on a game-winning penalty kick to give Atlantic Christian a conference title. The game was tied 1-1 after regulation and stayed that way through two extra sessions. Chao’s kick defeated Gloucester Christian in the Tri-State Athletic Conference championship game.
Lizzy Thackston, Soccer, Hammonton – Her overtime goal allowed top-seeded Hammonton to advance to the South Jersey Group IV semifinals. Thackston scored in the extra session to push the Blue Devils ahead of Timber Creek, 3-2.