Philly Pounds Brooklyn, 44-0

By Mark Carfagno

Football player in No. 40 black and gold jersey.

Roman Brown led the N-G defense with eight tackles.

The game was hyped as Philly against New York City.  Boarding a bus from Brooklyn, the Chiefs of Canarsie High School made the 100 mile trip to the South Philadelphia Super Site for a Saturday afternoon contest against the Saints of Neumann-Goretti.

According to a New York website, the Chiefs were ranked 8th in the city and 9th in their section. Max Preps had the them ranked 133rd in the state.  Those are impressive numbers when considering the size of both New York City and the state of New York.

Neumann-Goretti, on the other hand, was ranked 10th in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s  Southeastern  PA’s top 10. Max Preps had the Saints ranked 66th in the state.  The state rankings are based on all classifications, so yes these two squads are right up there with the bigger schools.

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Ridley’s Staley Runs Over Springfield

The Ridley High School Green Raiders were looking to break a three-game losing streak to Central division rival Springfield.  Well, Raiders Senior RB Dylan Staley prepared for his Friday night performance by working on his footwork at practice all week at the suggestion of his coaches.  It all paid off as Staley had his best game ever, running 17 times for 158 yards and 2 TD’s in a 22-6 win over the Cougars.

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