September 3, 2016 |
If Cory Little wasn't so focused on the road ahead, the Boys' Latin junior could retire right now after his perfect game Thursday evening. Little, a 5-foot-5, 150-pound wide receiver, caught two shovel passes for 10 yards apiece and two touchdowns on the Warriors' first two plays from scrimmage en route to a 44-14 drubbing of School of the Future at the South Philadelphia Supersite. "I just use my speed as an advantage and never look back," he said. "I've always been the smallest person on the team and my mom always tells me never look back.
September 2, 2016 |
When High School of the Future hosts Boys' Latin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the South Philadelphia Supersite, first-year head coach Marcus Fulton and his staff hopes the Firebirds will begin their rise from relative Public League football obscurity. "This ain't your daddy's Future" is a refrain, Fulton said, espoused by assistant coach Hank Brown, and is meant to change the culture of a program with one league win in its last three seasons. During that stretch Future was 1-15 in Public League play and just 5-29 overall.
May 16, 2016
Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School hosted its Night of Fashion fund-raiser on April 20 at Neiman Marcus in King of Prussia. The college preparatory school in West Philadelphia serves 480 boys from the city in grades 9-12. About 290 people attended the evening of fun and fashion, featuring designer Derek Lam's collection. The sold-out crowd also enjoyed cocktails and a silent auction. This year's event honored Susan Buckley and Susan Burch, supporters of Boys' Latin since its inception in 2007, who each received the Ultimate Mentor Award.
February 13, 2016 |
Delaware Valley Charter senior Semaj Motley played maestro Thursday afternoon at Martin Luther King, leading the Warriors' potent attack in second-round Public League playoff action against Boys' Latin. Motley's crew drummed Boys' Latin, 90-76, in Game 2 of a doubleheader at King, which sets up Saturday's Class AAA classification championship at Southern against defending Public League champion Imhotep. In Thursday's Game 1, M.L. King held off Frankford, 59-53, in Class AAAA play.
February 5, 2016 |
Whose bright idea was it to have jailbird Meek Mill give an inspirational talk Thursday to the students at Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School? Yes, Meek Mill - the filthy-mouthed, super-famous North Philly rapper who faces a hearing Friday for yet more probation violations: He skipped town without permission from his parole officer and is alleged to have submitted a cup of cold water instead of urine when he was drug-tested. Happy #BlackHisoryMonth @meekmill came to our school to give our kids a few words of wisdom #BoysLatin A video posted by Bryant Leach (@leach_the_legend)
January 10, 2016 |
Javon Oglesby-Rice was in good spirits as he waited inside his delayed SEPTA train the afternoon of Jan. 2 while on his way home from a job interview that he hoped would help him pay for college. The senior wide receiver for Boys' Latin, however, had no idea that the death of his former teammate, friend and mentor was the reason for the delay. A man, who was later identified as Emmanuel Sloan, 19, reportedly had jumped in front of a Market-Frankford train about 3 p.m. at the 40th Street Station, a SEPTA spokesman said on the day of the incident.
January 9, 2016 |
After a 77-56 Public League victory against host Northeast, perhaps the Boys' Latin team bus should get stuck in traffic more often. On Thursday afternoon, the team left its West Philadelphia campus at about 1:30 p.m. for the scheduled 3:15 p.m. Division B contest. The Warriors didn't enter the gym, however, until about 3:30. Dressed and ready, the Warriors exploded for 28 first-quarter points after a brief warm-up. "We just talked about staying focused and don't let this bus trip throw you off," said senior Cameron Gardner-Nicholson.
December 21, 2015 |
With 3.6 seconds left in overtime, Penn Charter senior Harrison Williams stepped to the free-throw line with the game tied. Boys' Latin's Jibril Noble-Pagese had just made two free throws, so the pressure in the Make-A-Wish Showcase at Germantown Academy fell squarely on Williams. "Basically, I'm a senior, I've been doing this for four years and I just have to knock these down and show everyone else that in big moments like that, you can't let the crowd or the stage get to you," Williams recalled thinking.
October 24, 2015 |
Boys' Latin's Javon Oglesby-Rice was flat on his face on the grass at West Philadelphia with the football at least 35 yards away. It wasn't exactly the most athletic pose a player could strike on a football field, and one of his coaches couldn't help but give him a ribbing. "I thought you were an athlete," Warriors assistant Mario Dattilo joked. Oglesby-Rice had tripped and fallen en route to attempting another punt block. The Boys' Latin players were all smiles Thursday night after they came from behind to defeat Mastery North, 22-13, and earn their first Public League AAA victory this season.