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Penn State Factor

Quarterback won’t let the scandal sway his college decision

Tim DiGiorgio has not received an actual offer to play collegiately, but he says he is drawing interest from Boston College, Old Dominion, Stony Brook and Penn State. Yes, Penn State. And all the interest is as a quarterback. “I won’t play any other position,” he said.

In the aftermath of the Penn State sexual abuse scandal and the Freeh Report, DiGiorgio seems...

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Frankford Tradition

The program’s excellence continues

Will Doggett spent nine years as a junior varsity coach at Frankford, and another seven as the team’s varsity defensive coordinator. He has a unique perspective on why the program is so good.

 

“We have great youth programs here, like the Frankford Chargers and a boys' youth team that is part of the Pop Warner National Program,” he said. “They’ve been to Florida and won a...

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Frankford Football's New Offense

Head coach changes the team’s strategy

Tim DiGiorgio, Frankford High School’s starting quarterback was stunned when his new football coach, Will Doggett, told him in the spring of 2011 that Frankford would become a passing team.

"We had run the traditional wing-t forever at Frankford," DiGiorgio said. "It was really surprising. At first, it was hard...

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Ron Cohen Goes the Extra Mile

Football coach plays a role in college recruitment

George Washington High School football players Justin Moody, Donald Smith, Shaquan Allen, Marquis Edwards, Deya Mhiesen, Melvin Gonzales, Deandre Dunkley and the rest of the Eagles know they have more than just a football coach in Ron Cohen.

“He’s so much more,” said Moody, a 6-foot-3-inch, 280-pound...

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City Supersites Started by Cohen

Football coach puts new stadiums into play

George Washington football coach Ron Cohen has more wins than any other coach in the history of Philadelphia, but his idea to build Public League stadiums may have a longer lasting impact.

 

In 2003, Cohen called in to Philadelphia Sixers executive Sonny Hill’s radio show on WIP-AM to talk to Hill’s guest, then school superintendent Paul Vallas. A producer put the two in touch during a...

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