Kensington: A Football Team Inspires the Players and the Community

A mass of hands formed around coach Erb’s as the Kensington football family rallied together during a game.
Kensington High School football coach Ellwood Erb stood in front of the wall he and his father painted by hand earlier this summer.
Kensington High School football coach Ellwood Erb stood in front of the wall he and his father painted.

Welcome to Rise of the Tigers, a documentary series that chronicles the story of the Kensington Tigers football team. Now in its second season, the team finds its home in one of the city’s roughest neighborhoods: Kensington. While Kensington is the home of violence, gangs and drug dealing, Coach Ellwood Erb has dreams of bringing glory to the neighborhood he grew up in and give the current generation of Kensington youth the gift that is high school football. Follow the team on its journey through all the wins, losses, trials and tribulations.

 

Part One: The Dream Begins

http://philadelphianeighborhoods.com/2013/02/16/kensington-rise-of-the-kensington-tigers-football-team/

Part Two: Friday Night Lights

http://philadelphianeighborhoods.com/2013/02/16/kensington-kensington-football-and-dreams-of-friday-night-lights-ender-the-el/

Part Three: Financial Troubles at the Schools

http://philadelphianeighborhoods.com/2013/02/16/kensington-the-kensington-multiplex-of-high-schools-grapple-budget-cuts/

Part Four: The Families Behind the Players

http://philadelphianeighborhoods.com/2013/02/16/kensington-the-families-of-kensington-football/

Part Five: The Future

http://philadelphianeighborhoods.com/2013/02/16/kensington-members-of-the-team-look-toward-their-futures/

 

 

 

 

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