It’s been a quarter-century since Abraham Lincoln beat Father Judge in their Thanksgiving Day football rivalry, and it’s hard to see the Railsplitters ending that skid any time soon.
Staring at fourth-and-5 while nursing a one-score lead with 12 seconds left on the clock, the Archbishop Ryan coaching staff might have faced a gut-wrenching decision. But for one more play at least, the Raiders still had Samir Bullock.
Before the 119th installment of the ancient Northeast-Central Thanksgiving football rivalry, senior linebacker Steve Rowe gathered his teammates on the sideline and had a simple message:
Darci Borski knows what it’s like to rack up accolades and championships as a high school soccer star. Now, thanks to the experience she gained and is now paying forward as a head coach, so too do a new generation of student-athletes at Penn Charter.
Dunphy Ford, 7700 Frankford Ave., held its second annual Sledge Hammer Bash on Saturday. People used a sledgehammer to smash a used car painted with Dallas Cowboys colors.
Led by a head coach and two players with Northeast ties, Holy Ghost Prep recently won its second straight PIAA Class AA state soccer championship.
WHERE: George Washington High School WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. LAST YEAR: Ryan, 21-0 RYAN LEADS SERIES: 27-9-1
WHERE: Abraham Lincoln High School WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. LAST YEAR: Judge, 39-0 JUDGE LEADS SERIES: 35-3-1
WHERE: Northeast High School WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. LAST YEAR: Central, 6-3 (OT) NORTHEAST LEADS SERIES: 56-52-10
A week after winning its first playoff game in a decade, Archbishop Ryan was no match for mighty Archbishop Wood, falling 35-14 in the Class AAA league title contest.