A year removed from finishing 20-6, with a 10-3 mark in the Philadelphia Catholic League, Roman Catholic is back with a strong group of returning players hungry for a better end to their season, this time around. The Cahillites are one of many teams fans will have an eye on this year vying for a title. “Our team’s goal for this season is to win everything,” said sophomore point guard Lynn Greer III. “We don’t appreciate losing at all, we work too hard to lose.” The Cahillites 2016-17 campaign ended this past March in a 57-55 first-round playoff loss to Perkiomen Valley in head coach Matt Griffin’s first season. Entering year two, the former Boston University point guard is ready to help his team take a step forward.

“We’re excited that we built something last year, and now we have an opportunity to grow,” Griffin said. “I think that’s the most fun part about my job, is to see these young men grow, and hopefully our team, too. So we’re looking for an opportunity to continue to get better.”     

Despite a respected reputation around Philadelphia and in basketball circles, the Cahillites still have their doubters, but they have the confidence and motivation to silence them. “We just want to prove everybody wrong,” Betrand said.

“Just going out every game and doing our best I think is all we have to do,” said Greer. “I feel like people underestimate us a lot, but we’ll show them.”

Jeremy Treatman - Contributor

Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy wrote high school sports for the INQUIRER for 10 years, and was the first TV reporter for the HIgh School Sports Show on Channel 29 from 1994-2001. He currently is Comcast's announcer for all high school games.


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