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    Win one for Greg

    Friends, family and strangers flocked to Ramp Playground on Saturday to support the memory of Greg Hennigar, a Judge grad who died in May 2003.

    Surveying the packed Ramp Playground football field on Saturday morning, Tommy Coyle remembered a smile with one of his own.

    A fall to remember

    The fall sports winners will be honored at the 28th annual Northeast Sports Awards Banquet in the spring.

    Editor’s note: The seasonal sports winners are chosen by the Northeast Times’ sports staff based on both on-field excellence and leadership abilities off of it.

    Judge keeps Lincoln rivalry one-sided with 24th straight win

    The heavily favored Father Judge Crusaders found themselves in a battle with the Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters in the early going of their Thanksgiving battle.

    Thanksgiving football preview: Judge vs. Lincoln

    Though still in his first season as the Father Judge head football coach, nobody needs to tell Mike McKay how important Thanksgiving’s game against Abraham Lincoln is. McKay should know … after all, he played in the very first one.

    Cast away

    By the time the third quarter had ended in Friday night’s Catholic League football semifinal contest at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, the damage had long been done.

    Backup QB Kovacs shines in Judge loss

    Call it constructive competition. Call it unconditional support.

    The comeback kid

    After a broken wrist derailed his 2012 season, Marquis Seamon is healthy again for white-hot Father Judge — and he’s got plenty of help.

    Last year, Marquis Seamon flew to Ireland for a football game and returned home with a season-ending fractured wrist as his souvenir. 

    Crusaders score fourth consecutive win

    If a jogger happened to have passed Upper Darby High School as two football teams exited the field on Saturday afternoon, he or she wouldn’t have been able to determine who had won the game.

    High School Football Round-Up: Week 3

    Outlook: The Railsplitters have sandwiched the season’s only win (a 6-2 victory in Week 2 over Overbrook) around two ugly losses, first a 47-21 defeat at Truman to open the year followed by last week’s 31-0 shutout at the hands of Upper Dublin. Lincoln hasn’t seen much develop in its rushing attack (LeRon Strothers leads the way with 56 yards on 20 carries), but QB Devon Thompkins has shown signs of improvement in taking over for the graduated Miguel Sanchez. Though he’s thrown only one TD pass so far, Thompkins has completed 28 of 60 passes for 306 yards, and is developing a nice chemistry with Ryan transfer Travon Williams, who has caught half of Thompkins’ passes for 164 yards. Head coach Ed McGettigan’s team will continue trying to get better when it opens up Class AAAA Silver Division play at South Philadelphia; after two defeats to open their season, the Rams responded last week with a 33-14 win over Valley Forge Military Academy.

    Back on track

    Judge rebounds from Week 1 loss by blanking Council Rock South to give head coach Mike McKay his first victory.

    Week 1 high school football recap

    Want to know how the rest of your favorite area high school football teams did last weekend? Here’s a recap of Week 1, as well as a look ahead to Week 2:

    Game on

    Here's a look at the other five area football teams on the eve of the 2013 season.

    Call it a comeback

    He was an assistant at Northeast High from 1998-2008. Now, Phil Gormley is back on the Vikings gridiron. And this time he's running the show. 

    Glory is in the giving

    — The Philadelphia Blue Flame has raised more than $250,000 in charitable donations since its founding in 2003.

    A ‘Dream Come True’

    — Mike McKay, a 1976 graduate of Father Judge, has been tabbed to be the sixth head football coach in school history

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Quotations
  • “I told my kids that everyone that contributed to the cause won today,” said Judge head coach Mike McKay, himself a former quarterback at the school.

    Win one for Greg →

  • “I did play in that first game back in ‘75, and preparing for this game has let me re-visit that first walk over to Lincoln,” said McKay, whose Crusaders will look to take a 35-3-1 lead in the series on Thursday.

    Thanksgiving football preview: Judge vs. Lincoln →