By John Knebels
If players from both Northeast and Father Judge compared notes before their football game Friday night at Charles Martin Stadium, the teams probably would have discovered they had a lot in common.
Even though it was Labor Day, Northeast High School’s football team had some work to do.
NEW YORK — During the hours that preceded Thursday night’s 2014 NBA Draft, being a 76ers fan was a beautiful thing.
Archbishop Ryan had just captured the Catholic League championship with a convincing 5-0 victory over Lansdale Catholic Thursday afternoon at Arcadia University.
After a fall sports season that was blessed with usually supreme weather conditions, the Delaware Valley was blanketed by snow and ice this past weekend.
Like his senior teammates, Rene Herrera was hoping to finish his career with a state championship.
If the game had been scheduled a week earlier, all bets were off as to whether or not Frankford’s football players would be motivated enough to put forth a 48-minute effort.
He is not a particularly imposing physical figure, and he doesn’t have remarkable speed.
As he knelt down with his teammates listening to his head coach’s fleeting words of encouragement, George Washington High School senior Shane McFadden struggled to maintain his emotions.