Coach and Son on opposite sidelines one last time

The rivalry between Bishop McDevitt and Susquehanna Township continues to grow.

Friday night they played for the District III Football Championship in Hershey Park Stadium.

Joe Headen is the head coach for the Indians. He and his wife Susi are McDevitt graduates, and their son Joe plays for the Crusaders.

The Headens live in Susquehanna Township and Coach Headen and his son have been on opposite sidelines before, but never in a game of this magnitude. “This has been an amazing experience all week,” said Headen, “It is something that you have to experience,to truly understand.”

Susi Headen says it has been an emotional week. “We have gotten a lot of support from friends and family,” said Headen, “No matter the outcome, my husband and son will always be proud of each other.”

McDevitt won 33-19. Joe Headen says he will never forget the game. “It was very emotional and I am glad to get the final win against my father,” said Headen Jr, “It was lonely watching film all week by myself, now I can watch it with my dad again.”


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