This weekend, while Philadelphia Catholic League football all get a bye before the postseason begins, their Public League counterparts will hit the gridiron on Friday and Saturday. Here’s a closer look at the quarterfinals matchups for our area teams:
When the Northeast soccer team trudged off the field following last year’s disappointing loss to Central in the Public League championship game, Abraham Kamara was a few miles away, helping Father Judge win the Catholic League title.
Now that Rushawn Grange and Travon Williams have finally found a home, the duo has the Northeast High School football program back where it expected to be all along: the playoffs.
New season. Different players. Same result.
On Saturday, the Father Judge soccer team had a chance to become the first Catholic League squad in 18 years to play in four consecutive league title games.
Standing on the precipice of a three-peat, something the girls soccer program at Archbishop Ryan had never done, the Ragdolls did the only thing they could think of before Sunday afternoon’s Catholic League championship game:
Kaitlyn McFadden was just about the last person on anyone’s list to score the game-winning goal and send Archbishop Ryan to its third straight Catholic League girls soccer championship game.
Below is a list of results and an upcoming schedule for remaining games for the boys and girls Public & Catholic League soccer playoffs. Continue to monitor the Northeast Times’ website (www.northeasttimes.com/sports) for additional scores, updates and web-only game stories.
Last year, as a No. 7 seed in the Catholic League soccer playoffs, first-year head coach Mike Bradby took his Archbishop Ryan boys on an improbable run to the semifinals.
The game was over and players from both teams had just participated in the traditional collective handshake near midfield.