Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English.

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St. Joseph’s Prep trounces Central York, 62-13, to capture third straight state championship

The Hawks took a 38-7 halftime lead against the previously undefeated District 3 champions as quarterback Kyle McCord and receivers Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Cooper, and Sahmir Hagans dominated.

St. Joseph’s Prep seniors chasing history vs. Central York in PIAA Class 6A championship game

The Hawks are on the brink of becoming the first football team from Philadelphia to win three state titles in a row, and the first large-class team to do it since Central Bucks West in 1997-99.

No. 1-ranked St. Joseph’s Prep avoids pandemic pitfalls to reach state title game for fifth straight year

The Hawks know there's more to keeping a season alive than just beating opponents. It's avoiding coronavirus shutdowns, too. They've played just five games, but they've dominated.

St. Joseph’s Prep builds huge lead, then holds off Souderton, 51-43, in state semifinal

With quarterback Kyle McCord throwing six first-half touchdown passes, the Hawks advanced to the PIAA Class 6A state final next Saturday against Central York at HersheyPark Stadium.

Bishop McDevitt, in its final year, faces powerhouse Southern Columbia in state football semifinal

Three days after news that their school will close in June, versatile senior Joachim McElroy and the Royal Lancers will meet Southern Columbia, a legendary program riding a 58-game winning streak.

Upper Dublin football team forfeits Friday’s PIAA state semifinal

The Cardinals (6-1) were scheduled to play Cathedral Prep of Erie (6-2) in the semifinals Friday night.

New Jersey high school winter sports season pushed back to January start

Basketball practices are now set to begin Jan. 11, with games on Jan. 26. Wrestlers won’t be permitted to practice until March 1 under new guidance based on COVID-19 concerns.

PIAA moves forward with scheduled start of winter sports

Practices for winter sports such as basketball can begin Friday if local districts approve interscholastic competition. Philadelphia high schools are likely to be sidelined at least until Jan. 1.

Jalen White powered Souderton football team to first district title

After breaking his thumb in the opener and worrying that his career was over, the speedy running back has returned with a fury and led the Big Red to unprecedented heights.

High school sports forced into waiting game due to new COVID-19 restrictions

The St. Joseph's Prep vs. Souderton football game, and other state semifinals, still are on for this weekend, but winter sports could be in jeopardy with new guidance from health officials.