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.
Everyone had cleared out by then and it was just him, a solitary figure in the early morning chill picking up empty cardboard lunch boxes and toting armfuls of them over to a dumpster. Then he made one more inspection of the empty team bus and pulled out more debris. He missed nothing. He usually doesn’t.
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.
By Joseph Santoliquito Philadelphia (CBS)—John Reid sat there absorbing everything, attentive, leaning forward, embracing every word and feeling connected. Very connected. This is eventually where he wants to be, he thought to himself. But on […]
Top 10 Week of Sept. 28, 2012 1. St. Joseph’s Prep (Record: 3-0. Previous Week: 1. Weeks Rated: 3.) 2. La Salle (Record: 4-0. Previous Week: 2. Weeks Rated: 5.) 3. Downingtown East (Record: 4-0. […]
His shirt was dark and damp from all of the sweat, and water was dripping from his nose and chin as if his head was under a running faucet. Still, John Reid couldn’t get enough of everything this side of torture those weeknights of personal training he was willing to endure.
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.