Friendship Collegiate’s done with the nail-biters. After winning their first three games on the last possession, the Knights went the suspenseless route for the second week in a row with a 26-6 rout of P.G. County’s Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets.
The win leaves Friendship undefeated at 5-0, and only enhances the Knights’ rep as not only the best football team in the city, but also the Nation’s Best Football Team That Uses a Storage Bin as a Locker Room.
Albert Reid, a running back and West Virginia committee and one of many late-model Knights who’ll be getting a free ride to college courtesy of the gridiron, had 162 yards on 46 carries. Eddie Goldman, a defensive lineman and the area’s top prospect who’ll choose any school he wants at season’s end, had two sacks.
Friendship, along with not having locker rooms, has no home field of its own. So the Knights are on the road again next weekend, traveling to Oradell, N.J. to take on Bergen Catholic.
That school’s 1998 team went undefeated and boasts about being voted “Team of the Century” by the Bergen Record.
Well, BC’s 2011 squad is only 2-2 so far, and if Friendship plays to form, they’ll remind the Jersey boys that what happened in the last century stays in the last century.
Can Friendship keep the dream season going? Will the storage bins become less stinky as the mercury drops?
Keep the dial right here as we follow the Knights all fall, or at least for as long as they make us look good for jumping on the Friendship bandwagon!