Philadelphia High School Football
Inter-Ac League Season Recaps, 1938-forward

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1938
Gtn. Academy (3-1-0)
Haverford School (2-0-2)

  In the next-to-last week, visiting Haverford School finished its league slate by besting Episcopal, 13-0, as Howie Potts ran for one score and passed to Horace Spackman for another. GA created a tie the next week by edging host Penn Charter, 6-0, before 7,000 as Jack Warner threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jack Luff with 3 minutes left.

1939
Episcopal (4-0)

  The visiting Churchmen concluded a perfect season by dumping Haverford, 16-0, on touchdowns by Bill Wetherill and George Stanley. Phil Lillie rushed 14 times for 67 yards while Wetherill and Andy Knox, the ends, helped limit the Fords to two first downs. Haverford and Penn Charter tied for second at 2-1-1.

1940
Episcopal (3-1-0)
Gtn. Academy (3-1-0
Haverford School (3-1-0)

  On the final day, host GA ended Episcopal's eight-game, three-year league winning streak, 14-6, while visiting Haverford  topped Friends' Central, 14-0. Jimmy Hennessey ran for two GA scores. Bob Potts passed for  Haverford's two scores.

1941
Episcopal (3-0)

  Before 5,000, visiting Episcopal topped Penn Charter in its finale, 14-0, on two TDs in the last 10 minutes. Hugh McClelland broke the scoreless tie on a 6-inch run on fourth down, then Ed Flannigan added the clincher on a 7-yard interception return. Haverford (2-1-0) placed second.

1942
Episcopal (3-0)

  Bob Stanley and Jack Neall ran for one TD apiece as the visiting Churchmen dropped runner-up Haverford (2-1), 14-0, in a last-day showdown for the championship. Stanley prevented a TD when he dragged down the Fords' Bill Littleton at the 15 after a 57-yard run.

1943
Episcopal (3-0)

  In the finale, Newbold Smith ran for a short, second-quarter TD as visiting Episcopal trimmed Penn Charter, 6-0. The Churchmen scored 27 points in their three leagues games; Smith tallied all of them. Haverford (1-1-1) was second.

1944
Haverford School (4-0)

  The Fords captured the title in style on the final day, bombing host Penn Charter, 45-9. PC, trailing by 13-7, was threatening in the second quarter when substitute Tom Mangan intercepted a pass and raced 101 yards for a TD. Fritz Thornton scored twice. The Fords gained 249 yards on passes and 146 on six interception returns. PC and Episcopal tied for second (2-1-1).

1945
Haverford School (3-0-1)

  With three star players unavailable because of sickness, Harry Yarrow stepped forward to score all the points as the Fords deadlocked visiting Friends' Central, 13-13, to win the title. Yarrow scored TDs on a run and a fumble recovery; he also posted a late interception to preserve the tie. Penn Charter went 3-1-0 for second.

1946
Episcopal (3-1-0)
Friends' Central (3-1-0)
Haverford School (3-1-0)

  On the final day, Friends' Central edged Episcopal, 7-6, and Haverford slapped Penn Charter, 33-0, to create a triple tie. John Jones ran for the Churchmen's score and Bill Lungren kicked the PAT. Joe Diamond returned a kickoff 95 yards for a TD to highlight the Fords' romp.

1947
Episcopal (3-0)

  The Churchmen clinched the title in the next-to-last week as Haverford pasted GA, 26-0. Host Episcopal then went to 3-0 by downing GA, 19-12, as Bob Steiert plunged for the tying TD and hit Charles Pusinelli with a 32-yard pass for the game-winner. Friends' Central and Haverford tied for second at 1-1-1.

1948
Episcopal (4-0)

  Episcopal finished 4-0-0 with a 14-0 win over visiting Penn Charter. The scoring came in the first half as Rulon "Buddy" Wetherill ran in from the 3 -- gaining all but 3 yards in a 45-yard drive -- and Ken Smith made a head-over-heels, end-zone catch of Wayne Hurtubise's pass. Smith set up his own TD with an interception. Haverford went 3-1-0 for second.

1949
Episcopal (4-0)

  In a final-day showdown, Ken Smith intercepted four passes and Mike Shouvlin scored on a 1-yard sneak as the Churchmen nipped Haverford, 6-0, to post yet another perfect league mark. The Fords placed second at 3-1-0.

1950
Episcopal (3-1-0)
Gtn. Academy (3-1-0)

  A monumental upset on the final day helped create a tie. Haverford, which entered 0-8, stunned visiting Episcopal, which had won 14 consecutive league games, 14-6, as William R. "Bill" Shaw (reception) and Bill Crowell (interception)  scored the TDs. Meanwhile, host GA blanked PC, 21-0, on two short TD runs by Jim Kane and Fred Leetch's 55-yard interception return.

1951
Haverford School (3-0-1)

  In their finale, the visiting Fords received two TDs from Larry Dillon to edge Episcopal, 14-12. Dillon smashed over from the 2 in the first quarter and rallied his team from a 12-7 deficit in the third quarter by returning a kickoff 73 yards for a score. John Freney's interception set up Dillon's first TD. Malvern, a second-year entrant, went 3-1-0 for the runner-up spot.

1952
Gtn. Academy (4-0-0)

  With a 30-0 win over arch-rival Penn Charter, the host Patriots went to 4-0-0 and won their first outright title since 1908. Bernard "Bob" Caesar, Dan Little, Bob Lassen and George Atherholt scored the TDs for coach Ed Lawless, who missed the '51 season while serving as a Marine Corps lieutenant  in Korea. Episcopal (3-1-0) was second.

1953
Episcopal (3-1-0)
Haverford School (3-1-0)

  The Fords went to 3-1-0 in the next-to-last week by losing to Episcopal, 7-6. Dave Carey had a 65-yard punt return to set up an 11-yard scoring pass from Ben Chadwick to Dave Roak and then kicked the PAT. Haverford scored on Sandy Tuttle's 1-yard run, but Ed Palmer blocked the PAT. Episcopal fell to 3-1-0 the next week by losing to host GA, 7-0, on a short plunge by Frank Garoppo.

1954
Penn Charter (3-1-0)

  Howard Colehower scored two TDs while Tom Twitmyer and John Gargalli added one each as visiting PC spanked GA, 26-0, to capture its first title (of any kind) since 1932. Haverford and Malvern tied for second at 2-2-0.

1955
Penn Charter (3-0-1)

  On the final day, visiting PC edged Haverford, 7-6, as Bob Brobyn scored on a sneak and Howard Colehower added a conversion run. John Gargalli blocked a PAT to preserve the win. Meanwhile, GA had to settle for runner-up status at 2-0-2 when it was tied, 14-14, by visiting Malvern.

1956
Gtn. Academy (3-0-1)

  The season's final day produced two ties. Host GA battled Penn Charter to a 21-21 deadlock to earn the title while host Haverford and Episcopal finished 13-13 for the first tie in the series' 58 meetings. For GA, Chick Downham scored two TDs and made three interceptions. Bob Sloan notched the other TD. PC placed second at 2-1-1.

1957
Penn Charter (4-0)

  The decisive game featured a match between teams with eerie similarities. Visiting PC and GA were both 3-0 with a 102-0 scoring advantage. But the Quakers cruised, 34-6, on single TDs by Jamie Hoover, Lee Jackson, Rich Allman, Merrick Barnes and Tom Scott.

1958
Penn Charter (4-0-0)

  In its finale, PC downed GA, 22-12, to win the title as Jamie Hoover ran for two TDs and Jim Buckley caught a scoring pass from Merrick Barnes. Malvern was second at 2-1-1.

1959
Gtn. Academy (3-1-0)
Malvern (3-1-0)
Penn Charter (3-1-0)

  Malvern went to 3-1-0 in the next-to-last week by losing to visiting PC, 14-0. The scores came from Herb Johnston on a 3-yard run and Chuck Harmon on a 51-yard pass from Rich Redeker. Then, GA forced a triple tie by punishing host PC, 30-0. Fullback-linebacker Bernie Dallas, a lineman in '58, won the Geis Memorial Trophy as the MVP. Dring Wetherill scored a TD on a guard-eligible pass play.

1960
Gtn. Academy (3-0-1)
  The Patriots captured the crown in their finale by playing visiting PC to a 6-6 tie. GA scored on a 15-yard, third quarter run by Bernie Dallas. Malvern was second at 3-1-0.

1961
Haverford School (4-0-0)

  The Fords completed a perfect league season by downing host Episcopal, 13-6. Don Reese and Whitney Smith ran for the TDs. Malvern went 3-1-0 for second.

1962
Malvern (4-1-0)
Penn Charter (4-1-0)

  In the next-to-last week, visiting Malvern received two rushing TDs from John Kolmer to top PC, 13-7, and go to 4-0-0. But then, the Friars were shocked by host Chestnut Hill, returning to the league for the first time since 1935, 12-7, and PC eased into a tie by jolting host GA, 27-6. Barry Starke threw two TD passes and Jim Lampe ran 54 yards for a score.

1963
Penn Charter (5-0-0)

  The Quakers went to 5-0-0 in a 33-0 win over visiting GA. Rich Deats and Jim Lampe scored the first two TDs and GA was not permitted to cross midfield. Haverford was second at 4-1-0.

1964
Haverford School (5-0-0)

  On their own field, the Fords overcame a 3-0 halftime deficit to best Episcopal, 28-3, and conclude a perfect league season. Buzzy Potts scored on an interception and a pass from Scott MacBean, who ran for a score of his own. PC went 4-1-0 for second.

1965
Haverford School (5-0-0)

  Again the Fords were perfect and this time they got there in a 48-0 rout of host Episcopal. George Smith got things rolling by returning the opening kickoff 83 yards for a score. Scott MacBean ran for one TD and passed for another. Penn Charter was second at 4-1-0.

1966
Gtn. Academy (5-0-0)

  The title was decided in a last-day showdown as host GA topped PC, 14-6, on rushing TDs by Ken Graver and Bill Armstrong (197 yards). PC went 4-1-0 for second.

1967
Penn Charter (5-0-0)

  The visiting Quakers improved to 5-0-0 by humbling Haverford, 33-14, as Rick Mellor had an outstanding day. Mellor scored two TDs on rushes, added a third on a 90-yard kickoff return, had a 49-yard reception and sped 73 yards with an interception on the game's final play. Chestnut Hill, GA and Haverford tied for second at 3-2-0.

1968
Episcopal (4-1-0)
Haverford School (4-1-0)

  On the last day, Penn Charter had a chance to create a three-way tie for the championship, but fell to host GA, 7-6. The previous week, in a battle of unbeatens, host Haverford blasted Episcopal, 35-9. John Gallagher scored three TDs, raising his season's total to 22, and rushed 26 times for 133 yards. John Stoviak passed 12-for-16 for 214 yards and two TDs.

1969
Malvern (4-1-0)
Penn Charter (4-1-0)

  In their final league game, the Friars missed a chance to claim the undisputed title when they lost to host GA, 12-8. The next week, GA and PC entered their forever rivalry with 3-1 records. PC triumphed, 18-7, as Chuck Mitchell (24-178, two) led the wayand sent coach Ray Dooney into retirement with an overall record of 86-25-2.

1970
Haverford School (5-0-0)

  In a showdown finale, the host Fords received four TDs by John Haldeman to bomb visiting Episcopal, 42-6. Frank McCann scored twice on passes from Bill Osborne. The Churchmen placed second at 4-1-0.

1971
Haverford School (5-0-0)

  The Fords posted a perfect 5-0-0 mark for the fourth time in eight years. They clinched the title in Game No. 4, rolling past visiting GA, 45-0, as John Haldeman and Russ Allen ran for two scores apiece. Malvern and PC went 3-2-0 for second.

1972
Malvern (5-0-0)

  Malvern went perfect, but only had to play four times -- Chestnut Hill disbanded its team after two league games because of a player shortage. The visiting Friars spanked Haverford, 33-0, in their finale behind Wally Shields (three rushing TDs). Episcopal, GA and PC all went 3-2-0 for second.

1973
Gtn. Academy (4-0-0)
  The Patriots won the title on the final day, pounding host PC, 30-6. Andy Hutter ran for two TDs. GA rang up 255 rushing yards. Malvern was the runner-up at 3-1-0.

1974
Malvern (4-0-0)

  Just five plays after host Haverford was stopped on the Malvern 2, Steve Donnelly kept the ball on an option and ran 91 yards for a clinching TD. The score was 27-14. Donnelly scored thrice. The Fords' Mike Mayock Jr., son of coach Mike Mayock, passed 17-for-22 for 176 yards and two TDs to Sam Clement. GA, Haverford and PC went 2-2-0 for second.

1975
Malvern (4-0-0)

  Steve Scheuerle's four rushing TDs enabled the visiting Friars to thump Episcopal, 43-6, and go to 4-0-0. Scheuerie finished with 110 yards on 12 carries. Haverford (3-1-0) claimed second.

1976
Malvern (4-0-0)
  The Friars clinched the title with a week remaining by toasting visiting Episcopal, 48-0. Eric Feeber started the scoring by returning a blocked punt 31 yards. Pierce Keating followed quickly with two TD passes to Kevin Maguire for a 21-0 lead. Previously, visiting Malvern nipped PC (3-1-0), 13-12, as Tony Liberatore made three official interceptions and had a fourth on a conversion after PC moved within 13-12.

1977
Malvern (4-0-0)

  Before enjoying a last-week bye, the Friars went to 4-0-0 by topping host Episcopal, 21-0. Interceptions by Tony Liberatore and Don Jones set up TDs. All of the scoring occurred in the first 6:00. PC was 3-1-0 for second.

1978
Malvern (4-0-0)

  The Friars clinched with a week to go by hammering visiting Episcopal, 34-8. Paul Phelan scored three TDs three ways -- run, punt return, pass from Pat Van Horn. PC was second (3-1-0) and a 35-14 loser to visiting Malvern (four TD runs by Phelan).

1979
Malvern (4-0-0)

  Paul Phelan rushed 26 times for 246 yards and three TDs as the Friars bombed visiting Haverford, 46-14, to go to 4-0-0 with a week remaining. The Fords and GA tied for second at 2-2-0.

1980
Malvern (4-0-0)

  David Orr scored the first of five TDs as the Friars rolled past host Haverford, 35-0, to finish unbeaten in league play for the seventh consecutive season -- four times under Jack "Shark" McGuinn, three times under Gaspare "Gamp" Pellegrini. GA was second at 3-1-0.

1981
Episcopal (3-0-0)

  Malvern was ineligible for the title, having broken rules concerning preseason practices. Nevertheless, host Episcopal gained a huge measure of satisfaction in the next-to-last week when it terminated Malvern's 34-game, nine-season winning streak against league foes, 13-6. Jamie Auch, son of coach Jim Auch, and Morty Fertel ran for TDs. In their finale, the Churchmen spanked host Haverford, 21-0, to win their first title since 1949 and finish perfect (9-0-0) for the first time since 1942. PC went 2-1-0 for second.

1982
Episcopal (3-0-1)

  The Churchmen went to 3-0-1 in the next-to-last week by stunning visiting Penn Charter, 28-21. Dolph Tokarczyk scored the first two TDs on passes from Morty Fertel and Mike Grawl made it 21-0 by zooming 56 yards on a counter. PC entered at 6-0 overall with a 164-26 scoring advantage. The next week, PC beat visiting Malvern for the first time since 1968 -- 8-7 on Ed Malandro's 1-yard run with 0:13 left -- to keep the Friars from tying Episcopal. PC thus placed second at 3-1-0.

1983
Episcopal (3-0-1)
Penn Charter (3-0-1)

  Episcopal finished 3-0-1 by tying host PC, 7-7, and then host PC forged a tie the next week by downing GA, 20-3, to complete its first unbeaten season (8-0-1) since 1967. Pat Delaney rushed 21 times for 145 yards and a TD. In the EA-PC tie, Churchman Chris Flynn rushed 23 times for 154 yards and a TD and Burbank Mitchell scored for PC on a 27-yard pass from Ed Small. Dolph Tokarczyk blocked a 24-yard field goal attempt by PC's Brian Kohler on the game's final play.

1984
Malvern (4-0)

  The visiting Friars concluded league play at 4-0 with a week to go, pounding GA, 48-14. Bill Lockhart hit John Rogers with three TD passes and Stan Brown ran 96 yards for a score. PC went 3-1-0 for second.

1985
Malvern (3-0-1)
Penn Charter (3-0-1)

  In a 7-7 tie, Malvern QB Mike Augsberger and PC QB Mark Skoczynski ran for the TDs. The game left host Malvern at 2-0-1 and PC at 1-0-1. The Friars ended with a 7-0 win over host Episcopal as Augsbeger scored again. PC concluded with a 42-14 win at Haverford and a 35-6 win over visiting GA as rushers Mike Shrager (12-135, two TDs) and P.J. Maley (8-66, TD), teammates on various teams since first grade, led the way.

1986
Malvern (4-0-0)

  The Friars finished perfect with a week to go, dumping visiting Episcopal, 28-7, as Mike Augsberger rushed 15 times for 81 yards and a TD and passed 8-for-19 for 100 yards and a score to Brendan McAnally. The Churchmen were second at 3-1-0.

1987
Malvern (4-0-0)

  The title was won with a week remaining as the Friars edged host Episcopal, 28-26. With 0:52 left, Paul Chambers caught a 7-yard scoring pass from Frank Mascaro to move Episcopal within two. On the conversion, a pass interference call moved the ball to the 1 and then Steve Heller tackled Mascaro on a rollout. Malvern's Jeff Caldwell ran 17 times for 98 yards and a TD. Episcopal was second a 3-1-0.

1988
Penn Charter (3-1-0)

  In their finale, the Quakers nipped visiting GA, 10-9, to win an outright title for the first time since 1967. Mike Cooley rushed 15 times for 69 yards, caught three passes for 22 yards and provided protection as Ed Wojdon threw a TD pass to Greg Summers. Justyn Tokarczyk had a 26-yard field goal. GA and Malvern tied for second at 2-1-1.

1989
Malvern (3-0-1)

  Malvern went to 3-0-1 with a week to go, downing host Episcopal, 22-7. Luke Leslie passed 8-for-14 for 135 yards and a TD to Kyle Kempton and also ran for a score. Kevin Pellegrini, son of Friar coach Gaspare "Gamp" Pellegrini, made three receptions for 52 yards. Episcopal and PC tied for second at 2-2-0.

1990
Penn Charter (4-0-0)

  Bill Gallagher, son of coach Bill Gallagher, made 12 tackles (three for losses) as the visiting Quakers deflated GA, 6-0, to complete their first perfect season (7-0-0) since 1967. Gallagher and John Merritt combined for a no-gain tackle at PC's 26 as the game ended. PC's score was an all-freshmen deal -- Mike Samuel's 19-yard pass to Brandon Shepherdson. Episcopal went 3-1-0 for second.

1991
Malvern (3-0-1)

  In the next-to-week, the Friars concluded league play by pounding visiting PC, 33-13. Brian Gallagher scored four TDs, one on pass from Matt Davis (5-for-8, 125 yards) and three on 31 rushes that produced 168 yards. GA and PC tied for second at 2-2-0.

1992
Penn Charter (4-0-0)
  With Bill Gallagher on sabbatical, Brian McCloskey filled in and produced a titlist. In the finale, the visiting Quakers topped GA, 28-21, as Courtney Batts returned the opening kickoff 78 yards for a score and Brandon Shepherdson added three rushing TDs and 139 yards on 19 carries. Episcopal placed second at 3-1-0.

1993
Penn Charter (4-0-0)
  In another last-day showdown between league unbeatens, played before 3,000, host PC smacked GA, 34-7, to win the title. Brandon Shepherdson rushed 31 times for 344 yards -- the No. 2 total in city-leagues history -- and five touchdowns. His scoring runs covered 11, 2, 20, 69 and 26 yards. He also had runs of 36, 29, 16 and 49 yards. GA's Coley Murphy passed 12-for-20 for 138 yards and one TD, raising his career total to a city-leagues record 36. PC's Mike Samuel finished in a tie for second at 35 with 1990 St. Joseph's Prep grad Frank Costa.

1994
Malvern (4-0-0)
  Following a familiar pattern, the Friars went to 4-0-0 in the season's next-to-last week. They crushed visiting GA, 43-0, as Derrick Downs ran five times for 119 yards and three TDs, all in the first quarter, and later scored on a 61-yard punt return. PC went 3-1-0 for second.

1995
Malvern (4-0-0)

  The Friars again wrapped things up early. Against visiting Haverford, Malvern went to 4-0-0 by storming to a 48-12 win. Doug Borgerson passed 5-for-6 for 179 yards and one TD apiece to Dave O'Brien, Mike Trevisan and Derrick Downs. Borgerson also ran 72 yards for a score. PC (3-1-0) was second.

1996
Malvern (3-1-0)
Penn Charter (3-1-0)

  In a memorable final weekend, Malvern defeated Owen J. Roberts, 24-16, in a non-league game to make Gaspare "Gamp" Pellegrini the winningest coach in city-leagues history at 185-114-9. At the same time, PC fell to 3-1-0 by losing at GA, 9-6. Pellegrini was not aware of PC's loss until he saw a Sunday newspaper.

1997
Malvern (4-0)

  With a week remaining, the Friars ended the suspense with a 32-0 win at Episcopal. Chris Downs rushed 28 times for 216 yards and four TDs. On Thanksgiving, Downs produced 308 yards and six TDs in a 41-14 win over Archbishop Carroll to become the city leagues' all-time, one-season rushing leader at 2,198. He finished with 4,045 career yards, best in league annals. GA placed second at 3-1.

1998
Penn Charter (4-0)

  The visiting Quakers trampled GA, 48-27, in the finale and James Berry replaced PC's Brandon Shepherdson (344 in '93) as the second-best, one-game rusher in city-leagues history; he posted 346 yards and five TDs on 27 carries. Episcopal went 3-1 for second.

1999
Malvern (3-1)
Gtn. Academy (3-1)
  In the final week, visiting GA upended PC, 28-14, to pull into a title tie with Malvern. Jim Slattery passed 7-for-12 for 101 yards and one TD apiece to his brother, Mike, and John Nejman, and ran for a score of his own. Two weeks earlier, coming off a loss to visiting Episcopal, the Patriots stunned visiting Malvern, 49-14, as Jim Slattery accounted for 425 yards and six TDs. He passed 9-for-16 for 292 yards and three TDs and posted 106 yards and three more scores on eight rushes. He also returned an interception 27 yards.

2000
Malvern (4-0)
  As always, the Friars finished league play a week before everyone else and, as often, captured the crown. They went to 4-0 with a 20-19 win over Penn Charter. Throwing his first varsity passes due to Bill Corbett's broken wrist, Matt Skellan went 9-for-18 for 167 yards and a TD, and he was especially effective in the second half (6-for-7, 146) as the Friars rallied from a 19-10 deficit. The victory margin came with 38.2 remaining when Brendan Carney, out of Skellan's hold (he was new at that job, too), hammered a 30-yard field goal. GA, Haverford and PC tied for second at 2-2.

2001
Malvern (4-0)
  So much for suspense. With one week left, the Friars stormed past host GA, 44-7, to complete league play at 4-0. Michael Treston ran for 136 yards and two TDs on 15 carries. PC was second at 3-1.

2002
Penn Charter (4-0)
  The visiting Quakers received a rousing performance from Tony McDevitt -- 26 carries, 328 yards, four TDs -- to best GA, 35-21, and take the crown. It was PC's third 300-yard effort vs. GA in 10 seasons. The other guys were Brandon Shepherdson (344 in '93) and James Berry (346 in '98). Sean Singletary made two interceptions. For GA, junior Sean Grieve passed 12-for-24 for 145 yards and two TDs to become the I-A's season passing leader at 1,821. Malvern was second at 3-1.

2003
Gtn. Academy (3-1)
Malvern (3-1)
Penn Charter (3-1)
  The pennant race resulted in a triple tie for the first time since 1959 and the same three teams did the honors. Malvern went to3-1 with a week remaining in a 35-21 win over Haverford. Andrew Mackrides contributed 188 yards of rushing-receiving along with 17 points. A week later, PC bested GA, 22-16, as Zack Zeglinski ran 19 times for 131 yards and a TD. Also, he scored the winning TD on a 39-yard punt return shortly after losing a fumble on the GA 2.

2004
Episcopal (3-1)
Gtn. Academy (3-1)
Penn Charter (3-1)
  In a rather incredible development, the five-team league crowned tri-champions for the second consecutive season. On the final weekend, Episcopal bested Haverford, 37-7, and PC forced the triple tie by besting Episcopal's conquerer, GA, by a score of 13-12. Paul Sweeney rushed 31 times for 164 yards and Ryan Nanni, normally a receiver, was efficient at QB. In Episcopal's win, Brian FitzPatrick ran for 213 yards and earned acclaim as the leading one-season QB rusher (1,512) in city history.

2005
Malvern (4-0)
  The Friars barely broke a sweat while mashing host Episcopal, 39-0, and giving coach Gamp Pellegrini his 18th title (14 outright) in 28 years as well as his 250th win in 39 city seasons at three schools. Episcopal was held to 39 yards and three first downs. Jimmie Cotton ran eight times for 126 yards and two scores. The Friars were hoping to finish with the best record in school history, at 11-0, but lost the next week to Valley Forge before beating Bonner on Thanksgiving Eve. PC went 3-1 for second.

2006
Penn Charter (5-0)
  Though the league's size was increased, with Chestnut Hill competing in I-A football for the first time since 1972, the possibility of a triple tie existed heading into the final weekend. The Quakers erased those thoughts by winning at Germantown Academy, 21-10, as Sean McNally rushed 27 times for 132 yards and two TDs. Ed Bambino, who began the season at QB, caught a 75-yard scoring pass from John Ryan 2:05 before halftime, giving PC a 14-7 lead. For GA, Alex Holcombe ran for 83 yards and one TD on 25 carries. He finished the season with 329 carries (including a city record of 53 the week before against CHA) for 1,765 yards and 23 TDs. Malvern went 4-1 for second.

2007
Malvern (5-0)
 
The title was decided in a last-day showdown between teams with a combined record of 17-0 as Chestnut Hill traveled to Malvern. The latter triumphed, 26-18, as Neil Willis rushed 23 times for 98 yards and a score and added a TD reception from Syracuse-bound Ryan Nassib (7-for-13, 119; also a TD run). Willis' role had expanded at mid-season after star HB Chris Layne was lost to injuries suffered in a major car accident. For CHA, Mike Mattei passed 12-for-25 for 250 yards and a TD to Mike Lonergan while soph Jon McAllister turned six catches into 140 yards. Rashad Campbell, slowed by a tender Achilles, settled for 39 yards on 11 carries. He finished the two-season Inter-Ac portion of his career with exactly
3,200 yards and 45 rushing TDs (overall: 4,204 and 60). Malvern's dreams of a 10-0 season were squashed on Thanksgiving by St. Joseph's Prep, 33-6.

2008
Malvern (5-0)
  The Friars rolled to a 18-0 win over still-alive Chestnut Hill in their final game as Billy Conners passed 9-for-13 for 151 yards and two TDs to Neil Willis and rushed for one of his own. Willis contributed 138 yards of rushing/receiving. Malvern then bested SJ Prep, 34-27, to give coach Gaspare "Gamp" Pellegrini his fourth perfect season (at 10-0); he called this team his best. CH and Haverford School tied for second at 3-2.

2009
Chestnut Hill (4-1)
Haverford School (4-1)
Malvern (4-1)
  The triple tie was finalized on the last day when Malvern edged Chestnut Hill, 16-14, and Haverford School eased past Episcopal, 26-19. Malvern had lost to HS; HS to CH. In Malvern's final day win, Chase Gunther passed for one score and ran for another while Mark Tiberi thumped home a field goal.

2010
Haverford School (5-0)
  Talk about weird. . . The Fords won their first outright I-A title since 1971 but were also the first outright I-A champ to finish with a losing overall record (5-6) since Penn Charter in 1919 (4-5). Thanks to four PAT and a field goal, Aron Morgan was the leading scorer in the 31-15, last-day win over Episcopal. Malvern (4-1) settled for second.

2011
Malvern (5-0)
  The Friars assured there was scant last-day drama by muffling SCH Academy, 23-0. Billy Ford passed for one score and rushed for another. The Blue Devils finished second at 4-1.

2012
Episcopal (5-0)

  Quite the final day for the Churchmen. Not only did a 21-14 win over their forever rival, Haverford School, provide an outright crown for the first time since 1982. It also made the final mark 10-0, tops in school history. QB Adam Strouss was a one-man show, running or passing on 50 plays and having his arm/feet in all three TDs (two/one). HS finished second at 4-1.

2013
Haverford School (4-1)
Malvern (4-1)

  To wind up league play, Malvern beat SCH Academy, 63-50, in an all-timer and Haverford School quieted Episcopal, 27-7. For Malvern, Troy Gallen rushed for 333 yards one week after exploding for 372 vs. Episcopal. Brendan Burke was quite the pinpoint passer in HS' win, completing 16 of 19 flips for 156 yards and three TDs.

2014
Haverford School (5-0)

  The Fords completed a perfect I-A season by thumping Episcopal, 40-12. Jack Soslow accounted for eight kicking points while finalizing his season total at 76 (40 PAT, 12 FGs), best in I-A history. HS' average league score, rounded off, was 37-7. Malvern (4-1) placed second.

2015
Haverford School (5-0)

  While extending their overall winning streak to 19 games, the Fords finished 10-0 by besting Episcopal, 21-0. Tommy Toal, who replaced the injured Kevin Carter at quarterback early in the season, passed for 203 yards and one TD. HS had not won three consecutive I-A titles since 1944-46 (also two outright, one shared). Malvern went 4-1 for second.

2016
Gtn. Academy (4-1)
Malvern (4-1)
  GA was one of the few teams in city history -- maybe the only -- to be outscored in league play (93-78) while winning a title and to notch its wins by only 15 total points (3, 2, 7 and 3). The last win was achieved against Penn Charter by 17-14. Kyle McCloskey ran and passed 23 times apiece, generating 295 yards and two touchdowns. Malvern beat GA, 45-15, but fell to Episcopal, 37-34, in its I-A opener.

2017
Malvern (5-0)
  The Friars achieved perfection by thumping SCH Academy, 52-21, as Drew Gunther passed 8-for-12 for 206 yards and four scores. They'd entered league play with four straight losses. Penn Charter placed second at 4-1 and won nine games total for the first time since 1905.

2018
Malvern (5-0)

  If you're going to take a trip in the Way-Back Machine, might as well make it REALLY memorable. With a last-day win over SCH Academy, the Friars became just the second team in Inter-Ac history to finish with an 11-0 overall record. Germantown Academy had gone first . . . in 1903! Keith Maguire scored three TDs, two on passes from Drew Gunther (6-for-10, 94, two) and once on a 59-yard run; his only carry. Quincy Watson turned 21 rushes into 221 yards and two TDs. This triumph extended Malvern's winning streak to 16, tops in school history. Penn Charter again placed second at 4-1 and upped its two-year win total to 17, a number not matched since 1905-06.