High School sports begin in South Philly

The Horace Furness High School boys soccer team returned to the field on Sept. 9 after losing its entire season last year to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Falcons had a tough first game in visiting Philadelphia Public League power Northeast and succumbed to the Vikings 10-0.

The Academy at Palumbo lost a tight 1-0 game to George Washington Carver Engineering & Science to open its season on Sept. 10.

Unlike Furness and Palumbo, most South Philly soccer teams were still waiting to return to action after weather-related cancellations last week and most had yet to play an official game through the weekend.


After cancellations with Boys Latin and Roxborough, South Philadelphia High School opened play with a 28-0 victory over Vaux Big Picture High School. The Rams are back in action on Saturday against Overbrook. 

Neumann-Goretti enjoyed a bye week and the Saints sit at 1-1 after defeating Roman Catholic and suffering a loss to Archbishop Wood. The Saints face Archbishop Ryan (1-2) on Thursday.


The School for Creative and Performing Arts suffered a 3-1 setback to G.W Carver Engineering & Science and Furness dropped a 3-1 match to Frankford, as both teams opened their seasons.

Academy at Palumbo dropped straight sets to Philadelphia Catholic League power Cardinal O’Hara to open its season. The Griffins are the defending Public League champions.