A week after winning its first playoff game in a decade, Archbishop Ryan was no match for mighty Archbishop Wood, falling 35-14 in the Class AAA league title contest.
By all accounts, Father Judge was hanging in there with one of the state’s best teams.
Ryan got its first playoff football win since 2004 behind the joint efforts of Samir Bullock and Bobby McDevitt.
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.
Call it constructive competition. Call it unconditional support.
Last year, Marquis Seamon flew to Ireland for a football game and returned home with a season-ending fractured wrist as his souvenir.