This looks like the year of the repeat. Perhaps no area in the state has as potent a one-two power punch of teams as does Southeastern Pennsylvania in St. Joseph’s Prep and Archbishop Wood.
All season long the thought was the same: Get to Hershey and win the state championship. All season long there were obstacles, some placed there on purpose, and others were there inadvertently.
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.
Alumni of now-closed Germantown High School have to find a new tradition, now that the 39-year-old Thanksgiving football showdown with Martin Luther King High is no more.
Over the last five years, the PIAA district playoffs have wiped out a portion of what used to be an annual Thanksgiving Day tradition between neighboring rival schools.
Albie Crosby would like to hit the delete button in his memory and forget what happened nine months ago. And the Imhotep Charter coach has, for the most part. Crosby can’t remember the score, but he can recall his Panthers losing to Wyomissing in the PIAA Class AA state semifinals.
Imhotep Charter reacted as if it just won the Super Bowl after a scintillating, down-to-the-final-second Imhotep 67-66 Public League championship victory at Temple’s Liacouras Center Sunday afternoon.
This year, there is no one team that stands clearly above the rest. But there is a team that might have a slight edge over every other team in the area—that’s Downingtown East.
The boys’ basketball teams from Imhotep charter, Neumann-Gorettti and Math, Civics and Science Charter high schools all won their respective league championships.