HAMMONTON - Hammonton High School senior place-kicker Alex
Padovani swung his right leg and sent a 42-yard field-goal attempt
soaring toward the goal posts late in the fourth quarter Friday
night, bringing a roaring crowd to its feet.
Each Wednesday, The Press will select two high school Athletes of the Week based on their performances in the previous week’s games. Nominations can be emailed to Staff Writer Michael McGarry at MMcGarry@pressofac.com.
Hammonton High School graduate Tom Pangia and Atlantic City High School graduate Patrick Ruley will play Sunday in the third annual National Bowl Game, an all-star college football game featuring 80 seniors from all three NCAA divisions.
Why this game is special: These two programs are among the state's best. The schools are located in the same town a few miles from each other. But the rivalry could becoming to and end. Hammonton will join the West Jersey Football League in 2014. It is not clear if the rest of the Cape-Atlantic League teams, including St. Joe, will follow. The game may not be feasible to schedule if the two schools are in different leagues.
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