Philly football standout presses for chance to play for new school in senior year

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    Dawayne Young holds a trophy he received for being the top overall performer at the Next Level Nation Football Camp. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

    Dawayne Young holds a trophy he received for being the top overall performer at the Next Level Nation Football Camp. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

    NewsWorks editor Brian Hickey spoke with WHYY’s Dave Heller about Philly football star Dawayne Young.

    Young transferred schools midway through his junior year from George Washington to Martin Luther King High School in West Oak Lane.

    In the eyes of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, his transfer left him ineligible to play football for King his senior year. The only way he will be able to play football in the fall is if the PIAA sides with him at an upcoming hearing, recently rescheduled to Aug. 5 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where he’s appealing the decision by PIAA’s District 12 to block his athletic transfer.

     

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