Twenty Three SJ players to play in state football All-Star game

by Marc Narducci | Mar 29, 2023
Twenty Three SJ players to play in state football All-Star game
The Phil Simms NJ North/South All-Star Classic has announced its roster for the New Jersey state All-Star game and there will be a significant list of players from the seven-county South Jersey area.

The game will be played at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 at Kean University. Only graduating seniors are eligible to participate. There are 23 players from the seven-county South Jersey area.

Here are the players from the seven-county South Jersey area, who have been named to the South squad. Players are listed at the position they are expected to play in the All-Star game.

  1. Brayden Davis, 6-2, 190, QB Seneca
  2. Zyaire Goffney-Fleming, 5-10, 195, RB, Lenape
  3. Jerimya Paula, 6-1, 220, RB, Rancocas Valley
  4. Kerry Nicholas, 5-9, 175, ATH, Bordentown
  5. Khamaad Rice, 6-2, 175, WR, Willingboro
  6. Aaron Young, 6-1, 180, WR, Burlington City
  7. Jackson Ray Harris, 6-3, 255, OG, Shawnee
  8. Anthony Scotto 6-0, 250, OG, Delran
  9. Qyoy Rainey, 6-6, 387, OG, Eastern
  10. Ben Pittman, 6-4, 285, OT, Salem
  11. Brady Clark, 6-2, 180, P-PK, West Deptford
  12. Mick Mulcahy, 5-11, 210 LB, Maple Shade
  13. David Schley, 5-9. 190, LB, Burlington Township
  14. Zahir Davis, 6-2, 230, DT, Oakcrest
  15. Kye Pressley, 6-2, 230, DE, Hammonton
  16. Joseph Pressley, 6-5, 210. DE Pemberton
  17. Cameron Burti, 5-11, 175, DB, Cherokee
  18. Jase Deiter, 5-11, 170, DB, Rancocas Valley
  19. Matthew Iuvara, 6-3, 190. DB, Haddon Heights
  20. Darrell Brown, 5-11, 175, DB, Kingsway
  21. Dejuan Palmer, 5-10. 220, DB, Cedar Creek
  22. Leon Ellis, 5-10. 185, DB Egg Harbor Township
  23. Zaire Pilgrim, 5-10, 165, DB, Cedar Creek

One of the interesting players to watch is Seneca’s Davis, who was a dual-threat quarterback for the Golden Eagles. Davis was a driving force for a Seneca team that went 10-2, won the Olympic Conference National Division and advanced to the Central Jersey Group 3 championship before falling to Camden.

This past season Davis completed 60 percent of his passes for 16 touchdowns. He also rushed for 945 yards (6.1 avg.) and 14 touchdowns. One of his best games came in a 47-33 playoff win over Sommerville. 

Davis rushed for 88 yards (4.0 avg.) and two touchdowns and completed 13 of 19 passes for 260 yards and three scores.

He will be taking his talents to Rowan University. It should be quite a backfield for the South, with a local flavor featuring Lenape’s Goffney-Fleming at running back. This season he rushed for 1,259 yards (6.1 avg.) and 15 touchdowns. 

He also caught 16 passes for 137 yards and two scores. Goffney-Fleming is headed to Division II Pace University.

Among the other South Jersey standouts is Haddon Heights’ Iuvara, who starred as a receiver but will be a defensive back in this game. Iuvara also had a strong season in the secondary with three interceptions, but he will be a receiver at the next level, having received a scholarship from Monmouth.

A majority of the players in this game are committed to college, but there is always somebody who benefits from the exposure and most of all, it gives the participants one last chance to represent their high school on the football field.

 

Photo Courtesy: Seneca Twitter

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Author: Marc Narducci

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