Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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It's Week 8 of the football season and - no surprise - a number of contests have league-title implications. At or near the top of the list is Friday night's Central League showdown between Garnet Valley, ranked 14th in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, and No. 24 Springfield (Delco).
Troy Gore, who helped build Imhotep Charter into a consistent winner, knew in taking over at Delaware Valley Charter this season that he was going to have to be more than a solid Xs and Os guy.