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 Saturday, St. Joe’s Prep Hawks won their first city football championship since 1977.
Coatesville’s dream season came to an abrupt end against powerful North Allegheny Saturday night, 63-28, at Hersheypark Stadium before 6,047.
The faces were all the same, long, glum. So were the eyes, red and blood shot, as the Archbishop Wood team trudged out of the locker room Friday night at Hersheypark Stadium, after losing the PIAA Class AAA state championship to Cathedral Prep, 24-14.
Springfield’s Nick Apostolu has been a dominating presence this season.
Pennsylvania’s scholastic athletic coaches have some homework, meeting the guidelines of a just-implemented law on preventing sudden cardiac arrest.
Roman Catholic’s Shep Garner is establishing himself as one of the best in the country.