“There's always butterflies. It's an exciting time. I guess the day you don't get excited, it's telling you something.” — Washington head coach Ron Cohen on his nerves before season-opening games.
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.
For 24 minutes on Saturday night at Northeast High School, all seemed to be lost for the George Washington football team.
Senior quarterback Stephane Smith is the first four-year varsity starter in Samuel Fels football history.