PHILADELPHIA—“We Could Be King,” a 2014 documentary featuring the football team at the Promise Academy at Martin Luther King High School, was among the winners at the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards held Tuesday.
“We Could Be King” received the Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary last night in New York City. Directed by Judd Ehrlich in partnership with Tribeca Digital Films and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation, the film illustrates the impact of youth sports in building school pride and helping students through challenging circumstances.
“‘We Could Be King’ is a poignant, brilliant film about life on and off the field,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent. “I congratulate director Judd Ehrlich, Tribeca Digital Films and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation on receiving the Emmy award, and share the Martin Luther King High School community’s excitement over this honor.”
Coached by Edward Dunn, the football team was a merged squad, resulting from the closure of Germantown High School in 2013. The team won its first Public League 3A championship last school year. William Wade is principal of Martin Luther King High School.