Keith Kerrin leapt excitedly so high into the air that it’s a surprise his shoes didn’t fall off.
For Ron Cohen and George Hubbard, Friday night’s football result made for the happiest of birthdays.
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.
Isn’t it funny how things sometimes work out?
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.
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.
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.
Tommy Oliver may have moved on from Philadelphia to an exciting career as a feature filmmaker, but that didn’t stop his high school alma mater from giving him a Hollywood homecoming.
At 0-3, the sky wasn’t necessarily falling for the George Washington football team. After all, the losses were all at the hands of formidable non-league opponents, and the rest of the Eagles’ division hadn’t fared much better through the first three weeks.