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Tylee Williams Clark, Shaheem Pharr, Ian Jones & Quishaun Neal represented Chester High School in the Hero Bowl for the East team last night at Cardinal O’Hara high school. Fortunately, the rains came early and by game time there were only a sprinkle or two to contend with.
What the West team didn’t anticipate is Tylee Williams Clark.
I don’t follow high school football to any degree. I read the Daily Times to see who wins week-to-week and by the end of the season I get to know who the better players are. Tylee Williams Clark wasn’t a name the popped.
Last night, Tylee was popping those guys in the red jersey and just missing an interception or two.
In the last few seconds of the game, the 2 guys I came with made our own prediction for MVP. It came down to #7 or #20. Not knowing they were giving an offensive and defensive MVP award, the winners from the East were #7 and #20.
To prove how ignorant I was, I had no idea #7 was Kennedy Poles from Penn Wood, the Delaware Daily Times Player of the Year. There were a few touchdown passes in the game, but the 2 he caught were in traffic and very acrobatic.
#20 walked away with the defensive MVP. His name is Tylee Williams Clark from Chester High who wasn’t named to any of those post season All-Delco teams. He came to the game with a chip on his shoulder which quite a few players in red uniforms were made to suffer from. If there was an award for the player which covered the most ground, Tylee would have won because he was all over the field. Where ever the ball was, he was.
Everything about the Hero Bowl was great. The game was fantastic, the large crowd was fun, seeing the police and firemen from all over the county was cool, and the event serves a great cause. I may try to make it to this game regularly.
Daily Times coverage of the game HERE.
photos by James Da Peach Howard