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Neumann Goretti uses a stingy defense to win at Bonner-Prendie

October 6, 2023

This game pitted two very talented teams on a great weather Friday evening. For those who’ve never partaken in a game at Bonner-Prendie the stadium is very unique as there are no bleachers or stands inside the stadium. Spectators can sit on the grass hills, the concrete ledge below the steps or stand around the […]

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District 12 Week 6 Preview

October 6, 2023

District 12 Week 6 Preview: There are some key league divisional games this weekend so let’s get into the top tier games. Public League Northeast @ Imhotep: The Vikings enter 5-1 winners of 5 straight games and will travel across town to take on Tep who is 6-0 and the top ranked team in the […]

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Philly City Leagues Mid-Season Recap

October 5, 2023

District 12 Mid-Season Recap: The 2023 regular season is halfway over for most teams, and we have a few clear-cut favorites to win their division, advance to title games and contend for state titles. While there are some very strong teams in the 2 leagues, we also must pay honor to the Inter-Ac League which […]

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District 12 Philly Public & Catholic League Week 5 Recap

October 4, 2023

District 12 Week 5 recap: Lower Moreland 14 Vaux 8: Lower Moreland who had struggled defensively in their previous 4 games stepped up big time surrendering only 8 points to Vaux. Highland Regional (NJ) 38 Academy at Palumbo 0: Highland Regional would dominate from start to finish churning out 394 yards of total offense, passing […]

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District 12 Week 5 Preview

September 28, 2023

We are currently in week 5 of the 2023 season here in District 12. Many teams took advantage of scheduling a week 0 game, so they have 5 games played while a few choose to schedule an extra scrimmage. Due to inclement weather and team player shortages, we have a handful of teams who’ve only […]

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District 12 Week 4 Recap and Notes

September 27, 2023

District 12 Week 4 Recap: Frankford 6 West Philadelphia 0: Entering the game West Philly was projected to win easily however the host Pioneers had different feelings. Both teams had their offensive moments here and there but no sustained drives were capitalized into points until the final possession for Frankford in which they were able […]

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Smyrna Eagles Look to Repeat as DIAA 3A Champs

September 22, 2023

Smyrna HS is in Smyrna, Delaware roughly 70 miles south of Philadelphia. The Eagles play in the top Delaware Classification (3A) and have won 4 state championships in the last 10 years including last year’s title. While they are in Central Delaware, they’re rooted with the toughness displayed by many Philly area teams. They are […]

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District 12 Week 4 Preview

September 22, 2023

District 12 Week 4 Preview: Games of the Week: West Philadelphia @ Frankford Thursday 3pm: The Speedboys are currently 2-2 looking for another division win. They live and die with the running game. With a large offensive line that’s also experienced they are looking to take the next step. Frankford currently is on a 2-game […]

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District 12 Week 3 Review & Notes

September 20, 2023

District 12 Week 3 Recap Academy of Palumbo 14 Dobbins 0: The Griffins used a stout defense & timely offense to secure the 14-0 win. While Dobbins played hard, they committed multiple penalties & self-inflicted turnovers doomed them. Up next for the Griffins are a date with Samuel Fels while Dobbins looks ahead to a […]

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District 12 Week 3 Preview Pt 2 Friday & Saturday

September 16, 2023

Friday 9/15: Ben Franklin @ George Washington: The Electrons are improved from last year winning more total games (1) and scoring more points (44) than they did in 2022. Under new HC Aleem Medley a former BF football player they’ve been disciplined and motivated to be more competitive. Leading the team is Sr. RB Vernon […]

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George Washington soars past Ben Franklin

September 15, 2023

The Eagles improved to 3-0 with a convincing 44-0 win over the Ben Franklin Electrons. The game featured plenty of hard hits including this one https://x.com/afrankl3/status/1702765381360709989?s=46&t=N5fVwd8BRHqOvVE3satFLw The first quarter was a defensive slug feat until the Eagles broke through with no time left in the quarter  to take a 7-0 lead on a beautiful toss […]

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District 12 Week 3 Preview Part 1: 9/14

September 14, 2023

Thursday: 9/14 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy @ Abraham Lincoln: The SCHA Blue Devils come into the game 2-0 with convincing wins over Lansdale Catholic (35-7) and Blair Academy (40-0). Senior RB Jayden Sumpter leads them offensively with 8 TDs and 358 yards rushing during the young season. He’s the key ingredient to their offense putting […]

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Philadelphia Public League Thursday and Friday games cancelled

September 6, 2023

The Philadelphia Public League has made the decision to halt all Thursday and Friday football games due to the excessive heat wave. With temperatures this week being stuck between 90-96 degrees the school district decided to dismiss schools early all week and today made the call to cancel the games. One unique thing about the […]

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District 12 Rewind & Review: Week 1

September 6, 2023

Week 1 in District 12 was full of excitement with some marque matchups some ended in thrilling fashion, others ended with a running clock. Without further ado lets’ get into the games of the week with the great 8 for the week: #1 St. Joes’ Prep v St Peters Prep: The Hawks coming off a […]

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St Joes Prep OL Lakeem Steele commits to Merrimack

September 3, 2023

Lakeem Steele is a senior 6-2 300 lb interior offensive lineman for defending PIAA 6A champions St. Joes Prep. A 3 year starter Lakeem recently announced his commitment to FCS Merrimack College an FCS program that plays in the Northeast Conference. When asked about factors that led to him deciding to commit today to Merrimack […]

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Eastern University falls in their debut to TCNJ 41-21

September 2, 2023

On a sunny September afternoon, the Eastern University Eagles took the field together for the first time in program history for an official college football game. Head Coach Billy Crocker has coached big time games as an position coach and coordinator at FBS program UConn, FCS programs Villanova, Elon and University of Albany however this […]

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Ryan Nase secures first win as Northeast Head Coach

September 2, 2023

After falling on the road last week to Cedar Crest the Northeast Vikings were determined to come back this weekend and get that taste of defeat out of their mouths. This Vikings team is talented but short on experience as most of what was expected to return for reasons unknown bolted to other city programs. […]

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District 12 Great 8 Rankings Week 1

August 31, 2023

Week 0 of the 2023 season had some interesting and competitive games while there were a handful of blowouts including a record for a league in points scored. I’ve released my initial weekly rankings in honor of the late great Ted Silary. Every preseason he would list “The Great 8” in which coaches from each […]

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Downingtown West escapes with a 32-27 win over Lincoln

August 26, 2023

On a humid and sunny day at the BareBowl Abraham Lincoln a favorite to win the D12 6A title hosted D1 power Downingtown West to open the season. Both teams came into the game with great energy and passion. Starting out West would receive the kickoff and drive the ball into the red zone thanks […]

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Downingtown West escapes with a 32-27 win over Lincoln

August 26, 2023

On a humid and sunny day at the BareBowl Abraham Lincoln a favorite to win the D12 6A title hosted D1 power Downingtown West to open the season. Both teams came into the game with great energy and passion. Starting out West would receive the kickoff and drive the ball into the red zone thanks […]

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District XII Philadelphia Public League Liberty Division Preview

August 24, 2023

PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC LEAGUE LIBERTY DIVISION   The Liberty Division will be highly competitive as there is great talent and parity within the division. The new team into the division this season will be Frankford which drops down from the top Independence division. Returning this season is Central, Mastery Charter North, West Philadelphia, Martin Luther King […]

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District XII Philly Catholic League Blue Division Preview

August 24, 2023

CL BLUE DIVISION PREVIEW The 2022 season saw a 3-team battle for the top spot in the CL Blue. Neumann Goretti, Bonner-Prendie & Conwell Egan all battled for the division title with Bonner coming out undefeated in league play and the division title. NG would have the most overall team success going to the PIAA […]

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2023 District XII Catholic League Red Division Preview

August 22, 2023

Catholic League Red Division The CL Red Division will remain the big school CL Division for the 2023 season. Defending CL/City/State Champions St. Joes Prep, La Salle, Archbishop Wood, Father Judge and Roman Catholic all return vying for the league championship. There is continuity within this division with no new head coaches. St. Joes Prep: […]

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District XII Philadelphia Public League Independence Division Preview

August 16, 2023

PUBLIC LEAGUE INDEPENDENCE DIVISION PREVIEW The Philadelphia Public League once again features 4 divisions based on previous season success. The top Division is the Independence Division in which the top 6 teams in the league square off regardless of classification. This season Imhotep, Northeast, Olney, Simon Gratz & John Bartram all return to the Independence […]

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Done: 2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to Know Indiana OL Ben Cochran

August 15, 2023

Name: Ben Cochran High School: Indiana High School Position: C/DT Height/Weight: 6-1 285 Jersey #: 76 Class: Senior 2024 Twitter: @Indiana76CDT Awards/Accolades: Second Team All-Conference Center Ben will be a 3-year starter at the center this upcoming season. He also has a year as a starter on the defensive line under his belt. This past season he was […]

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