Temple football coach Matt Rhule said he feels bad for whoever has to sit next to his son this week at the Little League World Series in Williamsport.
Nine-year-old Bryant Rhule is “out of his mind” about the Taney Dragons, his dad said. The Rhules live in Center City and Bryant Rhule plays for a younger Taney team. He attends the World Series each year with his grandparents, who live in Montoursville.
“I wake up at 5:30 every morning and he’s up with the app on his phone like ‘Look dad, look,” said Rhule after Tuesday morning’s football practice.
Center City-based Taney plays its first game on Friday at 3 p.m. against Nashville, Tenn. Manager Alex Rice will likely pitch Mo’ne Davis, who pitched a complete-game shutout on Sunday to clinch the regional title. Rhule said he was impressed when he watched her pitch earlier this season.