By Will Slover
After starting last season a dismal 5-13, but then rallying to go 11-3 over their final 14 contests to make the PIAA A State Championship game, the Mighty Elephants of Math, Civics and Sciences Charter School have gotten used to playing, and performing, in an underdog role.
In most cases, coming into a season off of a state championship appearance wouldn’t indicate being an underdog, but after losing forward Edward Croswell to St. Joseph’s Prep over the offseason, MCS found itself back in that ever-familiar underdog role entering the 2016-17 season.
Fast forward to December 21. The Mighty Elephants are 6-0, fresh off of a victory over perennial state power, Martin Luther King, and had already beaten another state top dog, La Salle College High School, to start their season. At this point, they were ready to shake the ‘underdog’ title.