Jones Becomes 400 Meter State Champion

By Eric Mossop, Athletic Director, Pennsauken High School

The Pennsauken High School indoor track team put together another solid performance at the NJSIAA Group III State Championship meet in Toms River. In the 400 meter race, senior standout Marquan Jones took home a state championship, and junior Martin Booker finished fifth. In the 55 meter dash, junior Martin Booker ran a time of 6.4 seconds to finish second in the state, followed by Marquan Jones in fifth, and Nazhir Russell in sixth. All now qualify to run in the prestigious Meet of Champions!

With his state championship run, Marquan Jones also became the first male individual indoor track state champion in our school’s history. Congratulations, Marquan!

Basketball Teams Make Playoffs

For the second year in a row, both the boys and girls basketball teams qualified for the NJSIAA playoffs!

Coach Lauren Creel and the girls team went on a late run to secure the number 11 seed and will travel to take on number six Moorestown; the Indians will be looking to avenge a loss to the Quakers earlier in the season. The girls’ record currently stands at 14-9, and the team is on their way to their first winning season in recent memory.

For the first time in five seasons, the boys team will host a home playoff game, as the number seven Indians take on number 10 Allentown, with the winner destined to take on number two Pemberton, in what would promise to be an exciting contest. The boys’ record currently stands at 12-11 heading into their final three games before the post-season.

NFL Gold Football Presentation On May 13

SportsEarlier this year, Pennsauken High School received three gold footballs from the NFL in honor of our three alumni who have played in the Super Bowl: John Taylor, Dwight Hicks, and David Griggs. John, Dwight, and David’s brother, Billy, will be back at PHS on Friday, May 13 to present the footballs to Pennsauken High School in a ceremony you won’t want to miss! A fundraiser is also being planned for after the event to benefit the All Sports Booster Club and PYAA organizations.

Upcoming Sports Schedules

Log on to and check out our upcoming schedule to come see your favorite team in action. I’m positive that the passion displayed by our student athletes will inspire you as it inspires me daily!

Athletic Department Partners With 21st Century Scholars

The Athletic Department is proud to announce a partnership with Camden County College’s 21st Century Scholars program in order to promote both academic and athletic success. Tutoring will be available throughout the year for students. While student-athletes can participate in the program in season, the Athletic Department plans on developing an off season “Code Red Student Athlete” program, which includes both tutoring and opportunities to improve strength and conditioning.

All Sports Boosters Seek New Members

The Pennsauken All Sports Booster Club is excited about another school year and the opportunity to work towards supporting the Indian student athletes. The Club presents the Code Red football program, sponsors the end of year Athletic Awards Night, and awards over $5000 in scholarships to graduating seniors annually! Fundraisers planned for this year include the highly successful craft beer and wine tasting social.

Club membership is $20 and includes a pass to all home games and a special gift. They also offer a $40 family membership that includes season passes for four. Contact the All Sports Booster Club at or go to for more information. All are welcome to join! The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the PHS Library.

Follow PHS Sports Online

In addition to the wealth of information available on, including schedules, recruiting information, Varsity Club and more, be sure to follow Pennsauken Athletics on Facebook (PHSAthletics) and Twitter (@PHSAthletics1) to stay up to the minute with game results and other school related information.

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