Kensington Tigers

 By Christopher Harper

Kensington: ‘Rise of the Tigers’ Featured in Metro

Kensington: ‘Rise of the Tigers’ Featured in Metro

The Rise of the Tigers, a documentary about the Kensington football team available in part on Philadelphia Neighborhoods, was featured on the front page of  Metro at https://bit.ly/18bE3iN You can see part of the documentary at https://bit.ly/14tj9OK

 By Max Pulcini and Matthew Albasi

Kensington: A Football Team Inspires the Players and the Community

Kensington: A Football Team Inspires the Players and the Community

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 […]

 By Max Pulcini

Kensington: Rise of the Kensington Tigers Football Team

Kensington: Rise of the Kensington Tigers Football Team

The sun gleamed over the tall, white wall looming next to the coarse and patchy field by the El stop at the corner of Front and Berks streets. It wasn’t long ago that the turf was a wasteland of litter and scrap metal—symbolic of the historically rough neighborhood that is Kensington. But the wall—shining with […]

 By Matthew Albasi

Kensington: Football and Dreams of Friday Night Lights Ender the El

Kensington: Football and Dreams of Friday Night Lights Ender the El

At first sight, the field on Front and Berks Streets that the Kensington Tigers call home is unremarkable but manageable. It seems to be about the right size. There is good clearance from any obstacles on all sides. The grass is a bit patchy, but not horrible. But when you start to walk though the […]

 By Max Pulcini

Kensington: The Kensington Multiplex of High Schools Grapple Budget Cuts

Kensington: The Kensington Multiplex of High Schools Grapple Budget Cuts

The Kensington Multiplex of High Schools is made up of four schools–Kensington Creative and Performing Arts, Kensington Health and Science Academy, Kensington High School for International Business and Kensington Urban Education Academy. Once one large and all-encompassing high school, community leaders dissolved the old Kensington High School into smaller schools and gave each institution a […]

 By Matthew Albasi

Kensington: The Families of Kensington Football

Kensington: The Families of Kensington Football

Family is a strange term. While it is immediately recognizable what a family is, the definition varies wildly across cultures and individuals. To some, family simply means mom, dad and siblings.To others, it includes an ever-branching tree of more and more distant relatives. To yet others it means only a single mother. But the one […]

 By Max Pulcini

Kensington: Members of the Team Look Toward Their Futures

Kensington: Members of the Team Look Toward Their Futures

The Kensington Tigers ended their 2012 season with a matchup against Northeast High School in the blistering cold of a nor’easter. While the game ended in a loss and left the Tiger’s without a win for their entire season, the game was an everlasting and fond memory of not only that snowy day on Cottman […]