As he knelt down with his teammates listening to his head coach’s fleeting words of encouragement, George Washington High School senior Shane McFadden struggled to maintain his emotions.
Sixteen individuals last week were inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony at the Sheraton Society Hill.
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.
The Philadelphia police community is mourning the unexpected death of an officer who not only served the city through her job, but helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities.
Here's a look at the other five area football teams on the eve of the 2013 season.
— Mike McKay, a 1976 graduate of Father Judge, has been tabbed to be the sixth head football coach in school history
Two former NFL players and a veteran athlete, coach and umpire were honored two weeks ago at the Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meeting at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar in Bustleton.
— Jahri Evans, NFL star and Frankford alum, returned to his alma mater on Saturday for his fourth annual free football camp.