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D12 Philadelphia 6A Title Game Preview: Northeast v Lincoln

November 9, 2022

Abraham Lincoln v Northeast High: 12pm @ Northeast Supersite: Lincoln: The Railsplitters earned their first title game berth since 1979 via their 8-0 win over Olney Charter. In a game that featured plenty of turnovers and penalties the RailSplitters found a way to pull out the win. They are led by HC Hakim Cooper who […]

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Northeast survives first half battle and pulls away for the win of Central with a 41-6 win. (gallery included)

November 5, 2022

A fall matchup between Thanksgiving rivals is always going to be a great game to observe especially when a league championship game berth is on the line. Northeast hosted Central as the clear favorite but as we all know when a game involves rivals clashing anything can happen. This game was no different as the […]

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District 12 3A & 4A Playoff Previews

November 4, 2022

This weekend there are 4 games involving teams from the 3A and 4A Classifications on tap in District 12. The CL 3A and 4A title games are being played while in PL action the 4A title game is taking place Saturday and they’re still determining if/when there will be a 3A title game. Let’s jump […]

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District 12 Class 5A Playoff Preview

November 4, 2022

  The Simon Gratz Bulldogs come into this game confident after a 27-0 shutout of Ben Franklin. The first shutout they’ve had this season. Their season has been up and down as they’ve fallen against the better competition they’ve faced (Northeast, Olney, Bartram, Germantown Academy) and did what they were supposed to against lesser competition. […]

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District 12 6A Playoff Preview

November 2, 2022

The Public League 6A Playoff field is down to the final 4. The defending Champs Northeast Vikings fended off a pesky Academy of Palumbo team with a 42-0 shutout. The Lincoln Railsplitters earned their semi-final berth with a rather convincing 42-6 rout over neighborhood rival George Washington. The Olney Trojans stomped over the South Philadelphia […]

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Catholic League Regular Season Finales

October 26, 2022

Catholic League Preview/Notes For Regular Season Finales The final week of the Catholic League season is upon us. Leading the pack in both divisions are St Joseph’s Prep and Bonner-Prendie. Roman Catholic is actually tied with SJP Hawks at 3-0 in the division. SJP gets the nod due to the tougher non-league schedule and their […]

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District 12 Playoff Preview Philadelphia Public League

October 26, 2022

It’s that time of the year where the pretenders are exposed, and the contenders rise up as its now officially playoff time. In the Public League there are 4 classifications with playoffs to determine each classification’s Public League Champion who will meet the Catholic League’s representative in the District 12 City Championship game with the […]

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State of Emergency In The City

September 29, 2022

  In the words of Hip Hop Great Shawn Carter aka Jay Z, there’s a war going on outside nobody’s safe from. The Philadelphia Public League has produced some great players for decades players who have gone on to play in the NFL from schools such as Northeast, Germantown, Central, South Philly, George Washington, Simon […]

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District 12 Week 4 Preview

District 12 Week 4 Preview

September 22, 2022

  League begins league play Thursday 9/22 in all 4 divisions. The action begins with a few great Thursday afternoon & night games: Simon Gratz (3-1) travels to Northeast (3-1) for a key Independence Division battle. The Bulldogs are fresh off a 33-6 win over Wissahickon High. Northeast is coming off it’s first loss of […]

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District 12 Guys in College (FBS) in 2022

September 15, 2022

District 12 Guys in College (FBS) in 2022 I got curious so I took a look at who’s playin D1 ball from D12 this year. Here’s the list DIVISION 1A INDEPENDENT UMASS Timothy Moulton 6-3 270 R-Junior DL Archbishop Ryan ARMY Connor Bishop 6-3 275 Senior OL Archbishop Wood AMERICAN (AAC) CINCINNATI Rob Jackson 6-5 […]

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Week 3 Public League Game Previews

September 14, 2022

Thursday 9/15 Edison (0-1) @ Mastbaum (0-3) 3pm @Northeast Supersite: Both teams are searching for their first win of the season. Mastbaum lost 40-14 to School of the Future, while Edison lost to Fels 30-8. I think this game will be a battle of field position and little scoring with Mastbaum winning narrowly. Friday 9/16 […]

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Public League Week 2 Preview

September 8, 2022

Thursday 9/8 Kipp-DuBois (0-2) @ Overbrook (2-0) (Germantown Supersite) 7pm: The Brook Panthers are undefeated with two big wins over Vaux & Palumbo by a combined score of 68-8. On the flip side Kipp is still looking for its 1st win being outscored 101-6 in their first 2 games. Mekhi Gordon leads the Panthers offensively […]

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Philly Catholic League 2022 Season Preview

August 26, 2022

Philly Catholic League 2022 Season Preview BLUE Archbishop Carroll  Anything is up for a team that finished 0-10 last year. The Patriots return a whole host of players from last years team. “We have to do a much better job taking care of the football on offense. Looking for significant improvement in our rushing production […]

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Philadelphia Public League National Division 2022 Preview

August 25, 2022

NATIONAL DIVISION PREVIEW: The National Division is the 3rd tier division in the Public League. It’s the largest division in the Public League and the geographical boundaries stretch all over the city as it’s comprised of the following schools: George Washington(6A), Roxborough(4A), Kensington(6A), Overbrook(4A), South Philadelphia(6A), Kipp Dubois(3A) & Belmont Charter(1A). Roxborough dropped down from […]

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Philadelphia Public League Liberty Division Preview

August 25, 2022

Liberty Division Preview The Liberty Division is comprised of 6 teams with 4 of them being in 5A (King, Franklin, West Philadelphia, Mastery). Lincoln and Central are both 6A programs. The division is unique this year with Lincoln being bumped up and MLK dropping down from the Independence division. King, Mastery and Central are all […]

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Philadelphia Public League 2022 Season Preview: Independence Division

August 24, 2022

INDEPENDENCE DIVISION (6) Imhotep 5A Northeast 6A Frankford 5A Bartram 4A Simon Gratz 5A Olney 6A The Public League has 27 teams competing for league championships within 4 classifications. The way the Public League sets its divisions is based on previous season standings with the bottom team the Independence League swapping divisions with the Liberty […]

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Northeast Once Again Falls Short

November 23, 2021

The Northeast Vikings failed for a 5th straight attempt at advancing to the PIAA Quarterfinals suffering yet another defeat to CL member St. Joes Prep. The Vikings have won the highest class (6A) Public League title the last 5 years and played St. Joes Prep 4xs and La Salle 1 time. The first Prep matchup […]

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Imhotep Panthers reign over the city continues

Imhotep Panthers reign over the city continues

November 23, 2021

The Imhotep Panthers entered Saturday’s game with a 8-1 record with wins over ranked state teams, ran through the Public League undefeated and ready for another lengthy state title run however they had to prepare for a Father Judge team who has had impressive games this season themselves. The Crusaders finished the regular season as […]

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District 12 5A Finals

District 12 5A Finals

November 19, 2021

Father Judge Crusaders enter this city title game with a 6-4 record with impressive wins over Boys Latin, William Penn Charter & Roman Catholic. They also gave CL 6A champion St. Joes Prep a scare in their CL regular season finale before falling 21-13. They were off last week which gave them time to rest […]

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Imhotep Panthers cruise to another Public League Title

Imhotep Panthers cruise to another Public League Title

November 15, 2021

Saturday afternoon the Panthers of Imhotep Charter went into the game fresh after 3 consecutive weekends off and showed no rust as they physically dominated an undefeated Frankford Pioneers team 44-0 with all of their points coming in the first half.  The Panthers are led by 4 seniors with FBS offers including stud DL Enai […]

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District 12 4A City Title Final Preview

District 12 4A City Title Final Preview

November 12, 2021

  At last the 4A Philadelphia champion will be crowned on Saturday evening as the John Bartram Braves (5-2) of Southwest Philadelphia meet Bonner-Prendergast (8-2) who reside in nearby Upper Darby. The B-P Friars are the top 4A CL team who earned their city title berth via their wins over Cardinal O’Hara (31-12) and Archbishop […]

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District 12 Public League Finals Previews

District 12 Public League Finals Previews

November 11, 2021

We have finally arrived at championship week in the Public League for the 2 higher classifications in the Public League. In 5A Imhotep will play Frankford for the right to claim the league title as well as represent the Public League in the City Title game against Father Judge. In 6A we get a rematch […]

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Northeast steam rolls Lincoln for bragging rights

November 8, 2021

The Northeast Vikings came into the D12 Public League 6A semi-final contest having only played 6 games, sporting a 3-3 record while their neighbors across Roosevelt Boulevard sported a perfect 8-0 record. On paper without knowing the level of competition both teams faced this season one would think Lincoln would be the team to dominate […]

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Bravehearts Outlast Boys Latin 22-14

November 8, 2021

The Braves of John Bartram are the Public League 4A champions. Bartram ended a 45 year drought of not winning a Public League title by holding off Boys Latin Charter winning in dramatic fashion 22-14. This game would ultimately come down to the wire and most in attendance thought it would be determined in overtime […]

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District 12 Playoff Notes for Public & Catholic Leagues

November 4, 2021

Welcome to the fun part of the season here in District 12 where upsets regularly happen and the games are heated, fierce and down right physical. There are 7 playoff matchups this weekend within District 12 with 4 coming in Public League action and 3 in the Catholic League: Below are the following matchup, dates […]

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