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    In Public League Class AAAA football, it’s safe to say there’s been a changing of the guard.

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    Keith Kerrin leapt excitedly so high into the air that it’s a surprise his shoes didn’t fall off.

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    Now into his 30th season as George Washington’s head football coach, Ron Cohen understands the rhyme and reason for these challenging early-season non-league games.

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    Washington’s Cohen amped for season No. 30

    At age 70, Ron Cohen is excited for his 30th year as the G.W. head football coach; Cohen is coming off his first losing season in 29 years.

    Ron Cohen will turn 71 in September, right in the midst of his 30th season as George Washington High School’s head football coach. But ask the coaching legend about key milestones and whether self-reflection leads to thoughts about him calling it a career, and he’ll tell you that much like the statistics compiled for his Eagles, these are just numbers.

    Thanksgiving football preview: Washington vs. Ryan

    They don’t award championships for winning on Thanksgiving. But for the Archbishop Ryan and George Washington football teams, victory in their annual Far Northeast showdown would be a welcome, yet bittersweet consolation prize.

    Washington comes up short again in rout

    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.

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    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.

    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:

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  • Cohen just added a Thursday game at Central to the schedule, which will hopefully keep Washington sharp heading into its annual Thanksgiving tilt with Archbishop Ryan.

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  • “It was an entertaining football game, maybe too entertaining for me,” Washington head coach Ron Cohen said before Monday afternoon’s practice.

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