Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.
Aquan Spearman will soon go to trial after being charged with the sexual assault of three eighth-grade girls from Cooke Middle School one year ago. The assaults took place in December 2007 and January 2008, though Spearman is still awaiting trail for committing statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl in June 2006 in the Northeast.
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The game gets underway as Washington's freshman kicker (and perhaps future QB) Jake Wright puts his foot to the ball while fellow teammate, Bryant Blair starts downfield on return coverage.
In the first rematch of the Public League vs. the Catholic since 1979, George Washington High School Eagles, with an impressive record of 10-1, defeated the heavily favored La Salle College High School Explorers, 23-14, to claim the AAAA City Championship Title. The big cameras and film crews were noticeably present.
Lest you think you’ve fallen into a time warp I’ll be quick to point out that that was last year. This year it was a role reversal with a different score, and La Salle lay claim to the City Title, defeating Washington, 31-20. continue reading »
Photo courtesy of USA Today.
Sharrif Floyd is a senior at Washington High School. He’s 6-foot-3, 315 pounds, and can bench 400. And now, thanks to help from his teachers and a generous stranger, the offensive and defensive lineman for the Eagles’ football team, Floyd “has his choice of colleges” [source]. continue reading »
The “Northeast Rule,” the nickname given to the unofficial rule that in the past would have allowed the Northeast Vikings to play football playoff games on their home field, has been broken.
Passed last year, a new rule states the Vikings will no longer be allowed to host their own playoff games if opposing coaches feel it provides an advantage. This season, according to an article by Ted Silary, Frankford coach Mike Capriotti asked that the rule be enforced. continue reading »
Northeast High football players and fans were in for a special treat over the weekend — Tony Danza came out to cheer on the Vikings in their game against the Washington Eagles. Danza, who is currently teaching at Northeast while filming his A&E reality show Teach, showed his support for the team and spent some time chatting with the principal. Linda Carroll.
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The Eagles took on the Vikings over the weekend, and both teams’ chances at the playoffs look promising. Photos of the teams and the schools’ bands are below.
Note: a team roster for the Vikings is not currently available.
Washington's junior defensive back Martin Karton (23) puts a flying tackle on Northeast's #4.
After his pass reception, Northeast's #12 strides into the end zone with the form of a hurdler or long jumper. His halfback pass for the two point conversion was incomplete.
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Lincoln vs. Central
Lincoln's QB Joe McCausland (who also punts, places kick and plays defense) breaks into the open on a run while keeping his eyes open for potential receivers. He's aided in his escape from the backfield by lineman Mike Page (79), and running back Chris Williams (33), who took on Central defenders Richard Drayton (83) and Saleem Rivers (53).
Receiving a key block by teammate Jon Gelin (32) (upper right), Lincoln's dependable running back/defensive back, Omar Black (9) was able to return a kickoff for 20-30 yards. A couple plays later Black would "finish the job" and score a TD off a 50 yard run.
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NEast Philly contributors Pat McNally and Bill Achuff will have continuing coverage of the high school football previews for the 2009 season. First up is the public league. Below are stats and key elements for the four major public teams in the Northeast.
Click below for coach and player information, plus records from last year. continue reading »