My alma matter Archbishop Wood appears on ESPN tommorow and I was wondering does anyone care? Will anyone be watching? When is the last time a PCL (phila. Catholic League) team played on ESPN? I think this is great exposure for our area's High School football teams. Wood was a mere bottom of the barrel Blue Division team in the PCL before some great coaches and players started the Dynasty back in 03. In '03 Wood won its first 'ship in over 30 years. Than we did it again in '04 (my senior year) and than the kids won again the following year in '05. More after the ju-ju-jum-jumpoff
Things really picked up for Wood and other Private schools once they gained eligibility into the PIAA's and STATES.... Wood lost in the PIAAA State Final last year after winning every single game before that. Safe to say this program is on fire (also division and district titles in 08,09,10). Give a honk to the Vikings in Yellow and Black if you pass by the intersection of York and Street in Warminster. To be the best you got to beat the best and this is why it has been so great for Wood to get out and prove thier talents in these States and gain the national exposure. This has allowed them to bring in lots of D1 talent. Who knows where the 04-06 teams would have gone in States had we been PIAA eligible. But oh well, those teams were the building blocks for the program and allowed these kids of 2011 the opportunity to forth and become men tommorow on National Television.
Woods opponent is no joke either, Pittsburghs mammoth PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC!!!!! The vikings and your friends in Bucks Country are going to NEEd YOUR support tommorow so tune in and cheer EAGLES fans for our CITY's TEAM. THE BATTLE of the THE BEST TEAMS IN the STATE is tommorow, da burghs finest vs. Philly's finest. Tune in and REP YOUR CITY (or metropolis/suburban area) at 2 PM SUNDAY 9/3 LIVE ON ESPN.
Lots of links below to great articles, ted silary's high school football site and WOODFOOTBALL.ORG