By Matt Smith
Academy Park is sick and tired.
The Knights are fed up with advancing this far in their season, winning District 1 title after District 1 title, only to meet their fate in the PIAA tournament.
Three years ago, it was Archbishop Wood. Last season, it was Imhotep Charter. Each time, the Knights fought admirably but were ultimately manhandled by one District 12 juggernaut or another.
Indeed, the Woods and Imhoteps of the area are perennial powers that are seemingly impossible to bear. Many naysayers believe Academy Park is just standing in the way.
AP wants to change that perception.
At practice, the Knights sounded angry. They talked with attitude. There was reason for that: They believe Wood won’t be the only great team playing Friday at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School.
The Knights do not have the five state title banners that the Vikings own, but they are frustrated with being overlooked as nothing more than a pitstop on somebody else’s championship tour.