They don’t award championships for winning on Thanksgiving. But for the Archbishop Ryan and George Washington football teams, victory in their annual Far Northeast showdown would be a welcome, yet bittersweet consolation prize.
After a stellar career as a student-athlete at Archbishop Ryan led Megan Tole to Holy Family University on a soccer scholarship, she knew that she wanted to come back and return the favor.
Though still in his first season as the Father Judge head football coach, nobody needs to tell Mike McKay how important Thanksgiving’s game against Abraham Lincoln is. McKay should know … after all, he played in the very first one.
When Ari Bluestein was playing baseball at Northeast High School in the early 2000s, he noticed something was missing. Why, he wondered, were so few media outlets visible on the high school sports scene when these games and student-athletes deserved to be seen by the masses?
In the original Rocky film, the titular hero fights as a beloved underdog, heading into a heavyweight bout with the much more powerful Apollo Creed that nobody gives Rocky Balboa much of a chance to win.
After two record-breaking seasons as Frankford’s quarterback, Tim DiGiorgio parlayed his success under center for the Pioneers into a spot on the Temple University football team. With the Owls on a bye week, it would have been easy for him to kick back on his couch, safely sheltered from the frigid early-November temperatures.
Frankford High School’s football players fully understand the opportunity that awaits them.
A Gatorade shower for a coach following a game at any level usually signifies a victory celebration is coming.