“I just love all the accomplishments running has gotten me. It’s just my sport. I feel like it’s a part of me.” — Teresa Ortiz
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.
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.
Little Flower failed to win the Catholic League crown, but the Sentinels still have plenty to celebrate.
For 24 minutes on Saturday night at Northeast High School, all seemed to be lost for the George Washington football team.
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.
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.
Riding a six-game win streak into the postseason, the Abraham Lincoln football squad was stunned to lose in the first round of the playoffs.