Just weeks after helping the Eagles claim a Public League title on the football field, Truitt is teaming up with George Washington’s basketball squad.
’Tis the season for winter basketball, and with it comes The Northeast Times’ annual basketball preview.
Here’s a look at fall-season football and soccer athletes who will be honored at the 27th annual Northeast Sports Awards Banquet.
After winning just three football games over the past three seasons, Archbishop Ryan dominated Public League champs George Washington on Thanksgiving Day.
“It’s always an exciting opportunity for us to play a great opponent like La Salle, and there’s no shame in losing to such a quality team. That said, it is hard for us to stack up against them.” — Washington coach Ron Cohen
For years, Archbishop Ryan’s football team has been near the bottom of the Catholic League standings. The Raiders haven’t finished with a winning record since 1998.
When North Catholic shut its doors for good last year, it meant the end of one of the oldest traditions in the city. The annual Thanksgiving Day game with Frankford — like all else associated with the school — was reduced to a memory in the minds of the players, coaches and alumni.
In a championship soccer game featuring teams as evenly matched as Northeast High and George Washington, the victor would have to play perfectly to claim the title.
The Vikings overcame intense downpours and Samuel Fels to earn their place in the league championship game.