New York Times Profiles Germantown, MLK High Merger Through Football

In what has been dubbed “An Involuntary Union of Football Rivals for Philadelphia High Schools,” the New York Times has profiled the closing of Germantown High School and merge with rivals Martin Luther King High through the schools’ beloved football programs. Writes reporter Jere Longman:

“What was once unthinkable to many players had become intimate and binding. Most of King’s current roster played last season at archival Germantown high School in northwest Philadelphia. Few could have imagined the schools merging, the teams playing as one.”

Longman goes on to delve deep into the histories of the two schools, along with the rationale for heading up the team with with former GHS assistant coach Ed Dunn—a job which may not offer any payment. Check the inspiring read here. [Newsworks]