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.
To say that Chris Schlegel is a perfectionist might be putting it mildly.
Rasheed Black and Hassan Brockman have been playing organized football since they were 8 and 6 years old, respectively. In fact, growing up as youngsters playing Pop Warner football in Philadelphia, Black and Brockman often saw each other on the gridiron.
Here's a look at the other five area football teams on the eve of the 2013 season.
“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.