November 14, 1987 |
With the myriad possibilities surrounding the wild-card slot in the Philadelphia Public League football playoffs, Dobbins coach Robert Smith's focus was on one thing yesterday. "Winning," said Smith. "We knew if we won, we were in. We didn't want to back in after losing. " And win Dobbins did. The Mustangs defeated Roxborough, 18-8, to capture their first Mid-City Division title since 1979. The victory puts Dobbins into the playoffs, where it will meet West Division champ Bok, at Northeast High, at 1 p.m. next Saturday.
October 31, 1999 |
The football coaches at Bok and Southern have a special bond. "It's an awkward week when we play each other," Southern coach Lou D'Alonzo said. "We share the same bathroom. Whoever's in first locks the door. " The schools share a football field and locker-room facilities, but the bonding ends when they meet on the gridiron. Bok (6-0 overall, 4-0 Public League Division D) used a mix of power and finesse yesterday in a 30-12 homecoming victory over the Rams (4-2, 3-1) that clinched the division title.
November 13, 2011
With his team trailing by a point late in the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon, West Catholic's Jilaeel Reed made a return. The senior quarterback was sidelined after injuring his ankle in the second quarter, but was able to guide the Burrs on a game-winning drive to knock off Bok, 30-23, at Southern in a PIAA Class AA sub-regional semifinal. Reed rushed for a 1-yard score with 1 minute, 31 seconds remaining to retake the lead. His short dive was set up by his 9-yard, third- down run a play earlier.
November 3, 1990 |
First play of the game: Bok running back Cliff Parson stumbles into the line for no gain. Annoyed coaches pull him off the field. Third play of the game: Parson, back after a brief rest, rushes to the inside while his blockers clear a hole on the outside. Coaches, now very annoyed, summon him to the sidelines again. The Wildcats couldn't afford this. A win over Martin Luther King yesterday would mean a spot in the Public League playoffs, but Parson - a three-year starter, a senior ranked 12th in his class, a quiet leader expected to set an example for the whole team - was, as one coach said, "out of it. " Parson later admitted to suffering "a case of the butterflies," which didn't take flight until his third carry of the day. After again sitting out for a play, Parson returned to the field, took a handoff, plunged toward a hole on his left and then bounced off two tacklers for a 9-yard gain.
June 1, 1990 |
Samuel Cubilette, once a victim of poor grades and a bad attitude, threw a two-hitter and struck out 16 batters yesterday to lead Southern High past visiting Bok, 7-1, in the opening round of the Public League baseball playoffs. The Rams (7-5 division, 8-7 overall) will visit Central (8-4, 10-7) Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Cubilette, a stocky righthander, was academically ineligible at the beginning of this season, primarily, he said, because he had been skipping classes.
February 7, 1986 |
Victories are no longer plentiful for the Overbrook High basketball team, which yesterday led Bok by a comfy 18 points in the fourth quarter. Mark Levin wasn't about to start celebrating early. Truth be told, the Overbrook coach appeared ill at ease with the unaccustomed bulge over a quality foe. He fretted and fussed on the bench when Bok sliced a 38-20 lead to 41-28 with 4 minutes to play. He did everything but yell at his suddenly unsteady players as they made one mistake after another.
November 21, 1999 |
Bok receiver Ramon Mills and quarterback Kareem Jeffreys hooked up for their third touchdown of the afternoon as the Wildcats defeated Frankford in overtime, 30-22, to advance to the Public League championship game Dec. 4. The Pioneers had a chance to knot the hard-fought game at Northeast High, but Bok defensive back Trumell Goodman drilled Frankford running back James Allen for a 2-yard loss on fourth and goal from the 3-yard line on the game's...
November 3, 2006 |
If Class AAA champion Bok continues on to the Public League championship game the weekend of Nov. 17-18, the Wildcats would skip a sub-regional game with a District 1 team in the PIAA playoffs. Runner-up Benjamin Franklin would represent District 12 instead. District 12 chairman Robert Coleman announced that decision yesterday, saying it was a recommendation from the district steering committee. For this situation to occur, Bok would have to beat Northeast tonight and then defeat the winner of the Bartram-Washington game next weekend.
September 21, 2010 |
About 10 bullies kicked and punched two Asian-American students in between classes Friday morning at Edward W. Bok Technical High School, authorities said. The attack, which left the immigrant students, ages 14 and 15, with cuts and bruises on their faces, was apparently part of a preplanned freshmen hazing ritual, said Fernando Gallard, spokesman for the school district. But the hallway rumble wasn't written off as a boys-will-be-boys coming of age tale. Philadelphia police charged one of the bullies, 14, with assault and related offenses, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.
March 22, 1990 |
At first they vented their anger, and then they tried to figure out how to make peace. About 60 angry South Philadelphians came to the 4th Police District last night to discuss problems between the neighborhood and Bok Vocational- Technical High School, at 8th and Mifflin streets. By the end of the emotional 90-minute session, residents, police and school officials agreed to hold meetings between Bok students and neighborhood leaders at a local community center. They also agreed to have students patrol the corridor along Mifflin from 8th Street to Broad, where students walk to catch buses and trains home, and to have sessions in the school to teach students not to succumb to peer pressure.