Before the 119th installment of the ancient Northeast-Central Thanksgiving football rivalry, senior linebacker Steve Rowe gathered his teammates on the sideline and had a simple message:
WHERE: Northeast High School WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. LAST YEAR: Central, 6-3 (OT) NORTHEAST LEADS SERIES: 56-52-10
Below is a look at the other Public League football squads that participated in the postseason last weekend (all Catholic League programs had a bye week):
This weekend, while Philadelphia Catholic League football all get a bye before the postseason begins, their Public League counterparts will hit the gridiron on Friday and Saturday. Here’s a closer look at the quarterfinals matchups for our area teams:
Now that Rushawn Grange and Travon Williams have finally found a home, the duo has the Northeast High School football program back where it expected to be all along: the playoffs.
Even though it was Labor Day, Northeast High School’s football team had some work to do.
With his college decision already in hand, Gladimir Paul has just one more thing to check off his bucket list: deliver Northeast its first league title in four years.
Scoreless through four full quarters, it almost seemed appropriate that the newest chapter of the ancient Northeast-Central Thanksgiving rivalry would be decided, in part, by a coin toss.
Phil Gormley found out pretty early on not to underestimate the annual Thanksgiving contest between Central and Northeast.