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St Joes Prep Hawks fly past CB South and are headed back to the state title game

December 3, 2023

A foggy Saturday afternoon with the sun peaking in and out produced the perfect late fall afternoon for football. For the SJ Prep Hawks this was just another mountain to fly over to get to the ultimate goal of winning back to back state titles. CB South the District 1 champion came in undefeated and […]

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PIAA Class 6A Semi-Final Preview: A Look At St. Joes Prep

November 30, 2023

Central Bucks South vs St. Joes Prep, Saturday December 2, 1pm @ North Penn High School How they got here (click to see 6A bracket): https://pafootballnews.com/brackets/ The Hawks The SJP Hawks last week hosted District 11 champion Nazareth Area HS where they dominated pretty much all 4 quarters enroute to an 59-21 convincing win to […]

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St. Joes Prep Hawks soar past Nazareth Area HS to advance to semifinals

November 26, 2023

The SJ Prep Hawks entered the game as favorites and despite a rocky first possession and having to play the first few series with backup QB Sr Jack O’Connor they were able to roll to victory behind a stingy defense and a dominating performance on special teams with timely offense. Star QB Samaj Jones was […]

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Preview: 6A Quarterfinal Nazareth v St. Joes Prep

November 24, 2023

The Nazareth Blue Eagles will travel south down the Northeast Extension Turnpike to take on the St. Joes Prep Hawks in a PIAA 6A quarterfinal matchup. Both teams won their district titles last weekend in opposite fashions. Nazareth: The Blue Eagles have won 9 straight games and enter the contest with a 12-1 record this season. […]

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SJP WINS TITLE-PHOTO GALLERY INCLUDED

November 21, 2023

The weather wasn’t perfect as it was chilly, slightly windy and down right cold but none the less a game was played at the Northeast Supersite. Lincoln played the game without star QB Gabe Smalley which forced a different style of offense for them as they used Sr Athlete Nayshawn Corley as the signal caller. […]

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District 12 6A Championship Game Preview

November 17, 2023

The District 12 6A championship game aka the City Title game will take place Saturday at 4pm at the Northeast Supersite. The 6A Catholic League Champions St. Joes Prep (10-1) will battle Abraham Lincoln (7-5) for the right to claim the City Championship as well as a berth into the PIAA Quarterfinals next weekend. St. […]

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District 12 College Football Players in the NCAA Division II & III Playoffs

November 17, 2023

The following players from District 12 playing at the Division II & Division III levels are heading to the playoffs as both division playoff brackets were revealed Sunday evening. At the Division 2 level there are 3 schools that currently have D12 and Inter-Ac players on the roster participating in the playoffs: Slippery Rock: Earned the […]

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Abraham Lincoln dethrones Northeast as Public League 6A champions

November 12, 2023

The last time Lincoln was recognized as Public League Champions was 1979. Last year they entered the Public League championship game as underdogs yet they held a 14-0 lead after the 1st quarter and looked to end not only their 27 year losing streak to the Vikings but at that point a 43 year title […]

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District 12 4A Championship Game Preview

November 11, 2023

The District XII 4A championship will the third consecutive city title game for both Bonner-Prendie (CL Champ) and Bartram (PL Champ). The Bonner Friars earned their title berth via their 31-7 win over Cardinal O’Hara last weekend while Bartram stamped their ticket with a 34-8 win over HS of the Future. Bonner-Prendie: The Friars enter […]

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District 12 6A Championship Game Previews

November 10, 2023

This week both the Public League & Catholic Leagues will crown their 6A Classification Champions. Abraham Lincoln & Northeast will battle for the Public League title while in the Catholic League St. Joes Prep & La Salle will take the field for the CL title. Game Schedules: Saturday 12pm: Northeast @ Lincoln HS (South Philly […]

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Abraham Lincoln QB Gabe Smalley eyes finishing his career a champion

November 10, 2023

The Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters entered the PL 6A semi-finals with a 4-5 record including 1 forfeit loss due to an altercation during their victory over Northeast. The extra week off gave them rest and preparation for their playoff run. In the quarterfinals they ran through and past Academy of Palumbo 65-6. They followed that performance […]

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District 12 5A Philadelphia Public League Championship Game Preview

November 10, 2023

In the 5A Classification Roman Catholic last week ran past Archbishop Wood 43-6 for their second consecutive 5A CL Title. They’ll be idle this week and attending the Public League 5A title game Saturday at South Philadelphia Supersite to scout their next opponent in which they’ll battle for the district 12 5A title next weekend. […]

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Aleem Medley returns home to Benjamin Franklin restoring hope & promise to the program

November 3, 2023

The 2022 football season for Benjamin Franklin HS was grim, tiresome and at times depressing. Due to a late coaching change, key players bolted for other schools, the first 2 games were cancelled and when they finally did get on the field to play a game, they were playing with first time varsity players at […]

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District 12 4A Playoff Preview

November 3, 2023

Both the Public & Catholic Leagues will crown District 12 4A champions in their leagues this weekend. In the Public League John Bartram High & the HS of the Future battle it out for the PL title Saturday at noon at Bartram Stadium, while Bonner & Cardinal O’Hara will duke it out for the CL […]

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District XII 5A Public League Playoff Preview

November 2, 2023

District 12 Public League 5A Playoff Preview: Entering the semifinal weekend, the following teams are still alive in the quest for the Public League 5A championship. #1 seed Imhotep Charter which was idle last week after Roxborough opted to forfeit their quarterfinal game is well rested as they’ll take on #7 seed Benjamin Franklin which […]

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District XII Public League 6A Playoff Preview

November 2, 2023

District 12 6A Playoffs Public League The Public League 6A Playoffs Semi-final bracket has been set and the final 4 this season are Abraham #1 Lincoln (4-5), #2 Northeast (6-4), #5 George Washington (8-1) & #6 South Philadelphia (4-4). Abraham Lincoln earned their semi-final berth with a 65-6 trounce of Academy of Palumbo. Northeast won […]

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District 12 Catholic League Week 10 Preview

October 27, 2023

Philadelphia Catholic League Week 10 Preview CL Red Division Roman Catholic @ St. Joes Prep (10/28 @7pm Upper Dublin HS) Roman enters this CL Red Division game 7-1 outscoring their opponents by a margin of 266-128 and riding a 4-game winning streak. Their lone loss was to Maryland powerhouse Dematha Catholic which was just a […]

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District 12 Philadelphia Public League Preview

October 26, 2023

District 12 Philadelphia Public League Playoff Preview:   The Philadelphia Public League Playoffs begin this weekend with 3 classification titles up for grabs as the 6A, 5A and 4A titles are all on the table. The league used divisional standings to assign seeding to teams who qualified for the playoffs. In both 6A & 5A […]

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Boys Latin fights to hold off Mastery Charter 28-20 to cap off the regular season

October 23, 2023

A windy and yet perfect Saturday evening produced a classic Philadelphia Public League game in which each team showcased their talents in a great game that saw tides of momentum on both sides. The game started with Boys Latin controlling the time of possession and utilizing their vaunted rushing attack led by junior star RB […]

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Martin Luther King storms past West Philly for the Public League Liberty Division Title

October 22, 2023

Back in 2021 the Martin Luther King Cougars were playing in the Public League Liberty Division against powerhouse programs Northeast & Imhotep. That season due to injuries, youth, inexperience and some bad breaks they struggled and went winless in the division. In the Public League the team at the bottom of the standings in each […]

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Philly City League Week 8 Preview:

October 20, 2023

Philly City Leagues Week 8 Preview: For the Philadelphia Public League this is the regular season finale weekend with many division titles still up for grabs. In the Independence Division Imhotep has already clinched the title and #1 seed in the 5A playoffs. In the 2nd tier division, the Liberty Division Martin Luther King & […]

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Philly City League Week 7 Recap

October 19, 2023

District 12 & Inter-Ac League Week 7 Recap: George Washington 21 High School of the Future 18: The Eagles got a great performance from Jr. WR/DB Jamar Coleman who finished the evening with 2 interceptions, a touchdown, 2 tackles & 2 coverage sacks. The win propelled GW to the division title which also ensures they’ll […]

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District 12 & Inter-Ac League Week 8 Preview:

October 13, 2023

District 12 & Inter-Ac League Week 8 Preview: George Washington @ School of the Future (10/12 @ 7pm): A game featuring two teams who are undefeated in league play will battle for what possibly will be the division title and the right to move up to the National Division next season. GW took their first […]

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