Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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When the Central League was formed in 1967, Haverford High and Upper Darby shared the first football championship. Forty-eight years later, the host Fords (9-2 overall, 7-0 Central) and Royals (10-2, 7-0) will battle for an outright league title Thanksgiving Day at 10:45 a.m. at A.G. Cornog Field.