Frankford High School’s football players fully understand the opportunity that awaits them.
After two record-breaking seasons as Frankford’s quarterback, Tim DiGiorgio parlayed his success under center for the Pioneers into a spot on the Temple University football team. With the Owls on a bye week, it would have been easy for him to kick back on his couch, safely sheltered from the frigid early-November temperatures.
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.
To say that Chris Schlegel is a perfectionist might be putting it mildly.
Over the course of a storybook season like this one, there are no singular heroes. In establishing such a standard of excellence, stars reveal themselves on the field of play just as they might when shooting across the night sky.
Kraig Feldman nearly marched all the way to a Public League soccer championship in his first year as head coach, something that took his father, Sam, 10 years to complete twice.
With the waning seconds ticking away in Monday night’s Public League girls soccer championship, a handful of eager young male fans ran excitedly through the bleachers at Northeast High School wearing just their undergarments. After all that this Franklin Towne Charter group has given the school the last three years, supporters must be running out of ways to thank head coach Brianna O’Donnell’s team.
Even with the loss of 17 seniors and the only head coach the Archbishop Ryan soccer program has ever known, Jared Ott never once considered spending his senior season elsewhere.