By Joseph Santoliquito PHILADELPHIA—It’s rare today when a team can go from start to finish, lugging high expectations and weighted goals, and do almost exactly everything it sets out to do. It doesn’t matter what […]
By Joseph Santoliquito HERSHEY, Pa.—There was only one goal this season for Archbishop Wood. Nothing else mattered. Nothing less would be acceptable. It was a simple yet daunting aim, reaching into an area no other Wood team […]
By Joseph Santoliquito Top 10 Week of Dec. 5, 2011 1. Archbishop Wood (Record: 12-1. Previous Week: 1. Weeks Rated: 15.) 2. La Salle (Record: 12-1. Previous Week: 2. Weeks Rated: 15.) 3. North Penn […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Devlin hears all of the talk and the speculation. Predictions are great this time of season. Especially when you have five Division-I players on your team, as the Archbishop Wood coach has this year.