By Matt DeGeorge
After over a decade navigating the organized insanity that the District One tournament can be, Keith Heinerichs knew better than to pack away the white home jerseys for the season.
As it turns out, his Fords (15-10) will have to roll them out once more, this time with a berth to states on the line. Should the Fords win, it would be their first state tournament since at least the early 1980s, and Heinerichs can feel the excitement around the occasion.
“There’s a lot of buzz in the community,’ Heinerichs said. “They’re doing a pre-sale for tickets, and beside the Thanksgiving (football) game with Upper Darby, they never do that here. It’s a testament to the hard work everyone has put in.’
Were it not for the 30th-seeded Trojans, who have toppled No. 3 Great Valley and No. 6 Plymouth Whitemarsh in their quest for a states bid. The key Tuesday night will be containing guard Chase Wilson, whom Heinerichs called one of the best scoring guards the Fords have come across this season.