— After too long of a layoff, one of the best times of the year in the Northeast is upon us — football season.
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.
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.
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.
In a game marred by imperfection, all Tim DiGiorgio had to do was be perfect to ensure Frankford High School’s biggest regular-season football victory in years.