North Penn High School
Join The Inquirer's Rick O'Brien as he hosts a live chat from the La Salle-North Penn game on the opening weekend of the high school football season in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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For Downingtown East football coach Mike Matta it’s the smell of early-August grass that triggers the excitement. For his quarterback, Trey Lauletta, it’s a photo on his bedroom wall that keeps the adrenaline flowing.
The opening day of football camp is nearing and Matta, Lauletta and hundreds of other coaches and players throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania are starting feel the excitement that leads up to Aug. 16, the first day that the sound of shoulder pads slamming into each other fills the air for the upcoming season.
“I’m very excited,” Matta said. “Every year since the sixth grade, you smell the fresh-cut grass in August and the first thing you think about is football. The kids come together [at training camp], you see how much they’ve grown and the dividends that pay off from the weight room.
gary milesRhodes Worster, Dave Speese, Phil Letcavage and Brendan McGoldrick combined to turn in a pool-record time of 1:37.44 and helped La Salle beat host North Penn, 106-79, in a nonleague meet.