High School Football Frenzy
She used to sit there on her mother’s lap and watch her daddy run up and down the court, going up against the best players in the world.
You can almost excuse Archbishop Wood for being bored. The Vikings entered this season as the crème de la crème of Southeastern Pennsylvania and have done nothing to disprove it, winning 10-straight games after a season-opening loss.
It is a tiny brick building that sits on the corner of 45th and Chestnut streets in West Philadelphia.
Vince Bedesem saw this coming a few years ago, back when his seniors were freshmen. What the Council Rock South coach has seen is a transformation, a program that’s made history in its 10 years of existence.
There’s the old mantra lying out there about a heavy head and defending a championship, but for reigning PIAA Class AA state champion West Catholic the first month of the season, the Burrs were carrying their heads in their hands.
J.J. Denman still gets calls, but it’s been narrowed to just Rutgers. He’s even taken a few shots that lit up some message boards — particularly Penn State message boards — about his recent decision.
Many of the players on Springfield (Delaware County) were not even born the last time the Cougars experienced the kind of season they are currently enjoying.
Top 10 Week of Oct. 10, 2011 1. Archbishop Wood (Record: 5-1. Previous Week: 1. Weeks Rated: 7.) 2. La Salle (Record: 5-1. Previous Week: 3. Weeks Rated: 7.) 3. Abington (Record: 6-0. Previous Week: [...]
The Archbishop Wood brothers realize that this season could be it—this could be the last time the two are on the same team. When they were younger, Brandon used to block for Nick, a middle school running back who’s been converted to offensive/defensive line. Now they’ve played side-by-side the last two years.
When the Ghosts beat teams like Neshaminy, 35-21, as they did on Monday, it still comes as a surprise to some. To some, though not to the Ghosts, nor their coaching staff.
At first glance, there may not appear to be a whole lot to Archbishop Wood’s Joey Monaghan. The Vikings’ senior quarterback doesn’t bowl you over with great size, listed at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds. He doesn’t have a cannon for an arm, nor blazing speed.
There is a change about St. Joseph’s Prep this season. The Hawks are tougher, more physical, major elements that were sometimes missing last year.
This season’s preseason Top 15 teams according to information obtained by the Freeman Rankings system
The ominous black dust plume sat there locked in the sky, almost as if framed for posterity. The sight of jet fighters flying by, their thrusting roar following closely behind, was constant.