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.
Chip Kelly spoke about how Nick Foles has taken on a “followship” role with the Eagles, how the defensive front is playing and how the Eagles need to finish better.
The Eagles defense swarmed all over the Arizona offense for five sacks and three turnovers, then hung on for the 24-21 victory.
Who knew this was going to happen? Not many. Back in July, there were some that had suspicions the Eagles could be a 7- or 8-win team, but no one was predicting playoffs for a team that needed time to coalesce and heal in recovering from a feckless 4-12 season last year.
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.
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.
Chip Kelly spoke about the continuing maturation of Nick Foles, the coming bye week, the red-zone defense, his coaching staff and the development of the young defensive line at his day-after press conference after the Eagles won their third-straight game, 24-16, beating the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
A game-saving interception enabled Prep to survive stubborn Frankford, 10-7, to win the District 12 Class AAAA, or city, championship Saturday night.
They’re large, fast, and right now, no one seems to be able stop them. The Imhotep Charter Panthers felt they deserved a state championship last year, and are more than compensating for that lost opportunity this season by smashing every team they face
Some miss Veterans Stadium. That old edifice was a dump. But it had character, they say. It was the world’s largest rat hole, complete with the rats.
Chip Kelly stated from the outset that he’s always been a Nick Foles fan—and the Eagles’ coach is finding out even more about his quarterback.
Nick Foles didn’t throw seven touchdowns this time, but he did find some imaginative ways to get the ball into the end zone against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
They know all of the steps. They’re deeply ingrained, beginning way back what seems like light years ago in August, before anyone puts their shoulder pads and helmets on.
They know how long it’s been since a St. Joseph’s Prep team has won a Catholic League title in football.
Slightly overshadowed by the musical chairs the Eagles have been playing at quarterback, the Eagles defense each week seems to be improving.