Imhotep becomes first city school to nab state football title

The PIAA AAA State Championship trophy is kissed by the players. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks) (Bastiaan Slabbers)
The PIAA AAA State Championship trophy is kissed by the players.

In the frigid air a hundred miles from home, senior Mike Waters knelt along the sideline and buried his face in his white gloved-hands.

Behind the star running back, a pack of bundled and blanketed fans went wild. Before him, teammates from Imhotep Institute Charter High School danced and shouted across the field the way teenage boys do after winning a state football title, after making history.

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