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Two Stars are Better Than One

Imhotep’s running backs can share the position

How does running back Eerie Young feel about relinquishing part of his role in his senior year to a potential superstar like David Williams? "I don't mind sharing the load at all," Young said. "We live around the corner from one another in North Philadelphia and we are great friends. I am very excited about playing with him. I think we can be the best running back tandem in the...

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New Kids on the Block

New blood joins Imhotep Charter’s football team

Al Crosby, Imhotep Charter's first-year football coach, isn't likely to call many passing plays this season. The Panthers return one of the Public League's top running backs, senior Eerin Young, who ran for 234 yards and six touchdowns last season. Better yet, David Williams, one of the best backs in the country...

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Small but Mighty

Matt Born to be one of Temple’s prized players

He’s only 5-foot-5-inches tall and 165 pounds, but Matt Brown may be the most valuable Owl this year. Last year, as a junior he rushed for more than 900 yards with six touchdowns as running back Bernard Pierce’s sidekick. He’ll be joined by Kenneth Harper and Montel Harris, a transfer from Boston College.

“We aren’t going to lose anything in the running game,” said Temple...

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City Flavor on the Team

Philadelphia pride is contagious on Temple’s football squad

Temple wide receiver Deon Miller is being counted on to provide a target for junior quarterback Chris Coyer and backups Kevin Newsome, a Penn State transfer, and Clinton Granger, a local kid who transferred after two successful years of junior college. Miller is from Highland Springs, Va., but feels like he is from Philadelphia now after being at Temple for two years.

“The pride of all the guys...

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Temple Football Keeps it Local

Recruiting from surrounding areas will play a big part in the Owls’ success

Twenty-six players on Temple University’s football’s summer-training-camp roster who began practice this week played high school football in Philadelphia or Southern New Jersey. Another 10 played in the Lehigh Valley. And 20 of the 27 recruits in the 2012 class are from southeastern Pennsylvania...

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