By all accounts, Father Judge was hanging in there with one of the state’s best teams.
Below is a look at the other Public League football squads that participated in the postseason last weekend (all Catholic League programs had a bye week):
Alex Vo traveled off the beaten path when searching for a sport to excel in, trying anything from ice skating to swimming. Thanks to an assist from her dad, the Nazareth Academy junior fell in love with another non-mainstream sport for young people, and her skills on the tennis court are making a name for herself and her school.
After early exits in each of the last two seasons, the Ragdolls came from behind in a 2-1 overtime win over Council Rock South.
George Washington scored the second chance it was hoping for. A titanic rematch with undefeated Ben Franklin is looming.
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:
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.
New season. Different players. Same result.
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.
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: