Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English.
The frustrating thing for the Panthers' star, a Kentucky recruit, and others was the lack of resolution: They'll never know for sure how they would have fared in the final games of the cancelled state tournament
The program's Instagram account said the team was in a "state of shock" after the death of a sophomore member of the squad. Chester will play Gratz in a PIAA Class 6A game set for Wednesday night at Cardinal O'Hara.
Oxford declined to host a Tuesday night game involving Unionville and Coatesville declined to host a Wednesday night game involving Lower Merion. Unionville and Lower Merion both closed school on Tuesday as precautionary measures. Norristown also has declined to host a game.