High School Football
Archbishop Wood stars Jake Cooper and Ryan Bates figure to have it a little easier than a lot of Division I-caliber stars, since the two made a decision that sets their future.
Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey have been fertile grounds for major college football programs, but a growing trend has emerged over the last few years, and that’s more college recruits staying home and deciding to play their college football at home, for Temple or Villanova.
Since he arrived as head football coach at St. Joseph’s Prep, Gabe Infante’s goal has always been to shed a national spotlight on the program.
Around this time every two years, some area football coaches find their knees quaking a little, as the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, or PIAA, the governing body of high school sports in the state, reclassifies its schools across the state based on student size.
On Thursday evening, Jan. 9, at the Drexelbrook Catering Ballroom in Drexel Hill, Delaware County, the prestigious Maxwell Football Club will host one of the top galas in the area honoring high school football, when the club presents the top 54 seniors with the Mini Max Awards.
For a second there, it was as if he was a wide-eyed freshman walking through the halls of St. Joseph’s Prep again. He was excited, emotionally invested and had no trouble proclaiming a special day for his alma mater.
John Reid was a maroon blur that seemingly came from nowhere. Neshaminy speedster D’Andre Pollard thought he had a clear path to the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown in the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals. Or so it looked.
There were plenty of shocks this weekend during the PIAA state championships, but Southeastern Pennsylvania was represented extremely well in St. Joseph’s Prep and Archbishop Wood.
The coaches can put as much coachspeak as they want to it. How it’s going to be a “competitive game,” and how “good” the other team is supposed to be.
By Joseph Santoliquito Philadelphia, PA (CBS)—It happened a couple of years ago but it still has to linger just a bit for Bishop McDevitt of Harrisburg, LeSean “Shady” McCoy’s alma mater. In 2011, Archbishop Wood […]
Gabe Infante has done a number of things incredibly well in leading St. Joseph’s Prep to new terrain this season, reaching the PIAA Class AAAA state championship for the first time in school history.
Does a high school team beating another team by a huge margin rise to the definition of bullying?
The goal has been there. It was just a matter of getting there. And this year, St. Joseph’s Prep has broken through the threshold and for the first time is playing into December.
They’re rivals in the same league, but will be playing for something far more important tonight when Glen Mills and Academy Park clash for the District 1 Class AAA championship at 7 p.m. at Ridley High School.