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    Bullock makes more history in Ryan victory

    Staring at fourth-and-5 while nursing a one-score lead with 12 seconds left on the clock, the Archbishop Ryan coaching staff might have faced a gut-wrenching decision. But for one more play at least, the Raiders still had Samir Bullock.


    Thanksgiving football preview: Ryan vs. Washington

    WHERE: George Washington High School WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. LAST YEAR: Ryan, 21-0 RYAN LEADS SERIES: 27-9-1


    Finally!

    Ryan got its first playoff football win since 2004 behind the joint efforts of Samir Bullock and Bobby McDevitt.  


    One for the record books

    In sports, the concept of deja vu sometimes has a cosmic way of spinning full circle.


    Regan, Ryan fall short

    Colin Regan and the Archbishop Ryan football team are hoping to meet Archbishop Wood again following a 47-14 loss.

    When your mom and dad and numerous relatives attended the same high school, your allegiance is pretty well determined long before you finish eighth grade.


    Signs of strength

    Archbishop Ryan’s Jon Liguori has proven his power on and off the field. The senior recently helped his mom through a breast cancer battle.

    In the moments following Saturday’s gritty season-opening win over archrival Father Judge, Frank McArdle reiterated the team’s motto to his victorious Archbishop Ryan Raiders:


    Are you ready for some football?

    With Week 1 of the high school football season kicking off this weekend, here’s a closer look at the seven Northeast-area programs:


    Catch him if you can

    For a guy who ran for 2,055 yards and 21 touchdowns a season ago, Samir Bullock has mastered the art of being humble. That, says his head coach at Archbishop Ryan, is the measure of the man.


    Coaches mourn passing of O’Hara’s Algeo

    Frank McArdle and Tom Coyle reflect on memories of Danny Algeo, the Cardinal O’Hara football coach who died last Thursday at age 49.

    When he was still a little-known assistant football coach at Northeastern University, Frank McArdle remembers the uneasy nervousness on one of his first recruiting trips to the Philadelphia area.