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Boys Latin tops West Philadelphia @Speedboys_FB @BoysLatinCS

Tagged under: District 12, Gameday Hub, News

| September 29, 2021


Anthony Franklin


Boys Latin 28 West Philadelphia 6: Boys Latin has quietly turned in a decent season this season which is being played in honor of their fallen star player who would be a senior KJ. They traveled Saturday to meet West Philadelphia which is a young program itself and steadily improving with the help of the coaches being able to keep local talent as opposed to previous years where the kids would go to West Catholic, Bonner-Prendie or top programs in the Public League. Boys Latin is a more veteran team and led by Sr. Athlete Seth Cobb. In this game Seth was able to tally 2 rushing TDs, 1 passing score, 11 tackles including 2 tackles for losses, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and an interception returned for a TD. I asked Seth how he thought the season has gone for the Warriors thus far and he responded that it’s gone pretty well their tough non league opponents allowed them to critique themselves and prepare for division and league play.

They were able to use what they learned in tough defeats to Father Judge and Frankford to help gain a key league victory. “I knew that once we started playing like we know we are capable of playing that we would pull away. We vibe off each other so its always a team win when we have a successful day on the field.” Seth says his best qualities and strengths on the field are his leadership and the mindset to always outwork everyone and beat every opponent, while I may not have the size of the next man mentally he will NEVER beat me. Seth hit quite a few summer camps gaining attention of college coaches who wanted to see game film before engaging in deeper recruiting talks and has recently uploaded the first half of his senior season highlight tape which should catch FCS/D2 and even G5 FBS coaches attention. BL offensive line helped control the game in the trenches for Seth and Semaj Carmichael to have really good games. Defensively for the Warriors Sr. DE Ibe Diawara and Jahiem Oates made key stops and plays including many in the backfield stopping West from getting any offensive momentum going.

Coach Pat Montgomery stated that what impressed him the most about his team was their fight. The first half was a dog fight yet the team settled down and relaxed and began playing well which helped them control the game. When asked what areas they need to work on he stated cutting down on turnovers and improving defensively. I asked Coach Pat if he had any players who are GEMS and under acknowledged and he mentioned Sr. Ibe Diawara who he says has big time potential as a DE, is new to the sport and is just scratching the surface of his potential. Ibe is a huge prospect standing at 6-3 230lbs and could be a big time player at the next level with a coach who can develop him. He also mentioned Seth Cobb as a tremendous player/athlete and says any coach who getshim will be getting a great player who will excel as a safety in college. Jahiem Oates is a 6-3 257 OL/DL who plays with an edge and is tough and rugged. He has steadily improved and will be an asset to a college program as he continues to develop.

Up next for Boys Latin is a date at Mastery North in a key league game that may impact who makes the playoffs. This should be a great hard hitting game.

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