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.
Frankford High School’s football players fully understand the opportunity that awaits them.
To say that Chris Schlegel is a perfectionist might be putting it mildly.
If there was an exorbitant amount of requests for pain relief medicine at local pharmacies this past weekend, it might have had something to do with Friday night’s high school playoff football game between Lincoln and Northeast at Charles Martin Memorial Stadium.
Regardless of the sport, many athletes ask about their statistics after a game.
Call it constructive competition. Call it unconditional support.