Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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It was in the spring, while Mark Schmidt was watching his daughter's softball game, when his cell phone suddenly rang.
The Suburban One League has realigned its three football conferences based on enrollment instead of geography. The switch, reverting to the way things were from 2004-07, was made primarily to create more across-the-board competitiveness.