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August 27, 2014, 11:04 pm

Schools compete for city football titles

There will be three city championships on the line this weekend. The first contest will begin on Friday, Nov. 16 with Imhotep Charter (9-0) facing West Catholic (7-3) at 7 p.m. The game will be played Germantown’s field 1100 E. Sedgwick St. The winner will capture the Class AA Subregional city championship.

Imhotep Charter has one of the best teams in the city this season. The team has two outstanding running backs with David Williams and Eerin Young. Williams has gained 1,157 yards on 126 carries. Young has compiled 913 yards on 93 rushing attempts. Andre Dreuitt is the quarterback for Imhotep Charter. Dreuitt has connected on 41-of-89 passes for 769 yards and 11 touchdowns.

West Catholic has put together a strong team. The Burrs also have a high-powered offense. Running back Greg White gives West Catholic a strong running game. White has amassed 1,410 yards on 182 carries.

Quarterback Antwain McCollum leads the passing attack. McCollum has completed 94-of-155 passes for 1,472 yards and 13 TDs. His top receivers are Ron Womack (39 catches for 553 yards) and Shaquille James (32 receptions for 576 yards).

On Saturday, Nov. 17 Bok (9-2) will play Archbishop Wood (9-2) for the Class AAA city title. The kickoff will be at 1 p.m. The game will be played at Northeast High School’s Charlie Martin Stadium, Cottman and Algon Avenues.

In last week’s Public League championship win over Simon Gratz, Bok’s running back Antoine Whitney had magnificent performance. Whitney had 29 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns. He also had an interception. Michael Riley, Bok quarterback, completed 3-of-5 passes for 62 yards and one TD.

Archbishop Wood has a sensational running back in Andrew Guckin, who is one of the city’s top rushers. Guckin has rushed for 1,515 yards on 150 carries. Bok will have to slow down Wood’s running game.

In the second game at Charlie Martin Stadium, Frankford (8-2) will battle La Salle (10-1) for the city crown. The kickoff will be at 4 p.m. Frankford is coming off a big Public League championship win over George Washington last week. The Pioneers have a solid running attack with backs Damion Samuels (four carries for 65 yards and one touchdown) and Quinton Ellis (20 carries for 51 yards). Tim DiGiorgio, Frankford High quarterback, leads the passing game. DiGiorgio completed 6-of-14 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown.

La Salle has a tremendous passing game. Quarterback Chris Kane has thrown 23 touchdown passes. Kane has also completed 139-of-225 passes for 1,941 yards. His key receiver is Sean Coleman (56 receptions for 757 yards).

NOTES: Communications Tech will go on the road to play Bristol on Friday, Nov. 16 in a Class A Subregional Final. The game begins at 7 p.m. Communications Tech’s top player is running back Diquan Gilbert who has rushed for 818 yards on 146 attempts.


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