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West Catholic HS Heads To Pa. State Championships

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(West Catholic football players and cheerleaders at Friday's rally at the school, 45th and Chestnut Sts. in West Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

(West Catholic football players and cheerleaders at Friday’s rally at the school, 45th and Chestnut Sts. in West Philadelphia. Photo by John McDevitt)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The student body at West Catholic High School attended a pep rally this afternoon to cheer on the school’s varsity football team as they get ready to play in state championships in Hershey, Pa. tomorrow.

The Burrs won a record-setting five consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League titles.  The team normally practices in Yeadon, at a field that is only 90 yards long.  Their home field for games is Widener University.

They’ve been practicing this past month at two other Catholic high schools in Delaware County.

Despite having no field to call their own, senior Jim Lynch says the team has plenty of drive and he is proud to be a member of the team.

“Even though we don’t have what every other team has, we execute,” he told KYW Newsradio on Friday, “do what we have to do with what we have.  Even though that’s not a lot, we still work with it.”

If the Burrs win the class AA PIAA state football championship on Saturday, they’ll become the first archdiocesan high school to win the state championship.

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio 1060.

 


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