"It is one of the most gratifying and positive aspects of our athletic program this year," said Elbert Harris, the athletic director at Eastside.
"Not just that they got back on the field, but that they are playing at a level they haven't played at in a long time."
It's certainly a level above where the Ghosts closed down shop last year after going 2-4 in the first three weeks of the season.They've already matched that this year, improving to 2-4-1 after a 4-2 victory over crosstown rival Kennedy on Tuesday.
"There were things that happened last year that I really don't want to get into that told me that things had to end and we had to start fresh," Harris
said."There was one game in which an ineligible player was allowed to participate.The program was in disarray, and when I find impropriety in a program, I have to act decisively."
That didn't sit well with the players that had stuck it out.
"He and his coaches have brought a tremendous attitude to the program," said Harris
, who said he'd tried in the past to get Ormaeche to coach at Eastside