Go back just a little more than a decade and Tyrone was turning out 10-win seasons like nobody’s business. In fact, the Eagles recorded nine in a row from 2003 through 2011, and four of them were highlighted by undefeated regular seasons.

It was easy to get caught up in the euphoria of the times and believe that things would always be so good, but when the well dried up and Tyrone experienced its first sub-.500 season in almost a quarter of a century in 2016, those 10-win seasons melted away like ice cream in July. The Eagles haven’t had one since 2014, when Jason Wilson led the team to a 12-2 record and the program’s 10th District 6 championship.

Since John Franco returned to the borough in 2019, Tyrone has had several back-on-track moments, like an appearance in the District finals in 2020, but 2022 might have been the closest the Eagles have gotten to returning to their former glory.

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