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October 2023

 

District 12 Week 7 Recap & Review

October 12, 2023  |  

District 12 Week 7 Rewind NG 6 Bonner-Prendie 0: The Saints and Friars played a great defensive struggle game with both teams displaying a physical brand of football. Both teams came into the game undefeated in CL Blue Division play. NG would break open the scoring on a 4th down conversion pass from Mekhi Wharton […]

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St. Joes Prep Dominates in 42-6 Win Over La Salle

October 6, 2023  |  

While Prep’s offense seemed slow and didn’t look like themselves, the defense was playing at an elite level the entire game. With two early turnovers on offense and giving the ball up in scoring position, SJP should’ve been down big. A superior defensive line, flying linebackers, and sealed tight coverage caused numerous sacks and multiple […]

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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 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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What the heck’s happening in Districts I & XII This Week: Week 4

September 21, 2023  |  

Welcome back after taking a two-week hiatus due to work commitments and for that, I offer my apologies we are back let’s take a look at What’s Happening in Districts I& XII _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Streak Still going: Despite receiving a scare from Haverford last week with their 14-13 victory over the Fords the Garnet Valley Jaguars […]

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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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MLK uses big plays, defense to take down Central

September 17, 2023  |  

It took just two plays for the Cougars to take control of the game. Makhai Robinson busted off two huge td runs consecutively to put MLK up 14-0 and they never relinquished the lead. “This started early this week. A lot of the guys responded to the loss we took earlier on, we had great […]

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Cardinal O’Hara Strikes Quick Then Defense Shuts Out West Catholic

September 16, 2023  |  

SPRINGFIELD: Entering Friday nights Philadelphia Catholic League Blue Division opener Cardinal O’Hara Head Coach Mike Ewing knew his defense was in for a tough test in having to defend against visiting West Catholic and their Quarterback Kal-El Durham. Luckly for Ewing his Lions defense was up to the test and his offense did enough as […]

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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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Jabree Coleman carries Imhotep to win over Malvern

September 15, 2023  |  

Jabree Coleman had him a night to remember. The Georgia bound running back sliced, diced, fought and plowed his way to 40 carries for 293 yards and two scores to lead the Panthers to a 24-14 win over Malvern Prep. “I really appreciate my offensive line. Coming from last year, it’s the same line, they […]

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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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One Half was All Wissahickon Needed to Win over Simon Gratz

September 14, 2023  |  

Using one word to describe the game, Brutal. Wissahickon found themselves up 44-0 at the half and that’s when they stepped off the pedal. The final score of 44-28 doesn’t actually tell the full story. Wissahickon’s Jaden Randall took a bad hit and landed weirdly on his shoulder in the first drive of the game […]

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Jayden scored the winning touchdown with under 2 minutes left to give Springside Chestnut Hill the win over Lincoln

September 14, 2023  |  

When push came to show, the Springside Chestnut Hill line started shoving. But it wasn’t until the fourth quarter. Trailing 14-13 with just over 3 minutes to play, the Blue Devil offensive line, led by Monmouth commit Mitch Karp, started to shove a Lincoln line that, for three quarters, held the Devils in check. The […]

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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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Willie Norris and Kenny Woseley’s Back to Back Interceptions Save Imhotep

September 9, 2023  |  

After Willie Norris’s interception, you would’ve thought there could’ve been no crazier interception; up until Kenny Woseley decided to step in the spotlight. Stoppage in play at 4:02 due to thunder and lightning paused the game for an hour and forty-one minutes. Imhotep came out about halfway through that time at 4:55 waiting for Archbishop […]

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Roman Catholic’s Defense Starts Fast Fuels win Over Episcopal Academy

September 9, 2023  |  

NEWTOWN SQUARE: Every coach dreams of a quick start from their team. Friday night Roman Catholic Head Coach Rick Prete got that, but it wasn’t his offense that came out of the gate fast it was his defense, that before their offense could even get on the field gave the visiting Cahillites’ a 12-0 lead […]

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Stone Saunders and Rico Scott Torch La Salle in 47-21 Win

September 8, 2023  |  

Mark Stoops and Nick Saban sat back and couldn’t help but laugh watching Stone Saunders total five touchdowns and Rico Scott total three touchdowns. Early issues going three and out in the first drive and giving up a touchdown right away, some speculated on how Bishop McDevitt would respond or if La Salle would be […]

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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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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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