It was a big weekend for high school football. City championships were on the line. Imhotep Charter stepped up and brought home the Class AA city title with an impressive 40-8 win over West Catholic.
In other action, Archbishop Wood spanked Bok, 49-28, to capture the Class AAA city crown and La Salle topped Frankford, 37-20, to grab the Class AAAA city championship.
Imhotep Charter put together a strong running attack in its victory over West Catholic. David Williams, Imhotep Charter’s star running back, had 22 carries for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Williams scored on a three-yard run and a 63-yard scamper.
Archbishop Wood was led by running back Jarrett McClenton who had four carries for 138 yards. McClenton had a spectacular game. He had 56-yard TD run as well as 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Archbishop Wood will play the winner of the Interboro-West Chester Henderson in the next round of the playoffs.
La Salle got a big game from running back Jordan Meachum who had seven carries for 146 yards. Meachum got on the scoreboard early with a 15-yard TD run. La Salle will play the winner of Delaware Valley and Parkland in the next round. The game will be played on Dec. 1.
In the Class A subregional, Bristol edged Communications Tech, 27-24. Diquan Gilbert, Communications Tech running back, had 13 carries for 60 yards including an 88-yard kickoff return in a losing effort. Zaki Jaminson, Communications Tech quarterback, scored two rushing touchdowns. Jaminson also threw a 54-yard TD pass to wide receiver Devon Brunson.
NOTES: There are a number of Thanksgiving Day high school football games throughout the city on Thursday, Nov. 22. There will be 13 games played on turkey day. Neumann-Goretti at Southern (10 a.m.), Fels at Frankford (9:45 a.m.), Central at Northeast (10 a.m.), Archbishop Ryan at George Washington (10 a.m.), Father Judge at Lincoln (10 a.m.), Conwell-Egan at Truman (10 a.m.), Communications Tech at Olney (10 a.m.), Roman Catholic at Roxborough (10:30 a.m.), Overbrook at West Philadelphia (10:30 a.m.), Bartram at Delaware Valley (10:30 a.m.), Martin Luther King at Germantown (10:30 a.m.), Dobbins at Ben Franklin (10:30 a.m.) and St. Joseph’s Prep faces Malvern Prep at Plymouth Whitemarsh (10:30 a.m.).