It’s been marinating for the past 115 years.
When North Catholic shut its doors for good last year, it meant the end of one of the oldest traditions in the city. The annual Thanksgiving Day game with Frankford — like all else associated with the school — was reduced to a memory in the minds of the players, coaches and alumni.
In Ron Cohen’s previous 26 seasons as head football coach at George Washington High School, he probably could count on one hand how many times the Eagles had gone into a big Public League showdown as the underdog.
Regulation time was not enough for the Catholic League to determine a boys soccer champion on Nov. 2.
Frankford, 37; Central, 12: Frankford High School downed Central in the Public League semifinals on Saturday afternoon, earning a place in the coveted championship game.
For 24 minutes on Saturday night at Northeast High School, all seemed to be lost for the George Washington football team.
Little Flower failed to win the Catholic League crown, but the Sentinels still have plenty to celebrate.
In a championship soccer game featuring teams as evenly matched as Northeast High and George Washington, the victor would have to play perfectly to claim the title.
The Archbishop Ryan senior was awarded All-Catholic honors on the pitch and is ranked near the top of his class.