Philadelphia High School Football

A Look at the South Philly Thanksgiving Football Rivalry
 . . . South Catholic/Neumann/N-G vs. Southern

  These teams met 80 times in all (1934-2016, with three cancellations), and the series has been
in limbo since the last cancellation in 2016. The Catholic school has owned four names -- Southeast
Catholic, Bishop Neumann, St. John Neumann and Saints Neumann-Goretti. Southeast Catholic
was commonly known as South Catholic. The Public school is officially South Philadelphia High
School, but has long been called Southern.
  SC/Neumann/N-G leads/won the series, 58-19-3. The cancellations took place in 2007, 2014
and 2016.
  This page includes results, stories, special lists, boxscores for all games from 1978-2015 and
individual scoring for the earlier games.
  Please speak up with missing first names and/or misspellings. Thanks!
  tedtee307@yahoo.com.

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Neumann's Bob Smith makes one of his four TD catches in Neumann's 1970 win.



Neumann coach Paul "Bart" Bartolomeo . . .
In the week before his 33-year career
ended with a 7-6 win over Southern in 1978
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SC/NEUMANN/N-G vs. SOUTHERN
YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS
Year Winner SC/Neu Sou
1934 Southern 0 26
1935 South Catholic 9 0
1936 Southern 6 7
1937 Southern 0 33
1938 Southern 0 6
1939   Tie 0 0
1940   Tie 0 0
1941 South Catholic 19 0
1942 Southern 0 13
1943 Southern 0 13
1944 Southern 12 44
1945 Southern 6 33
1946 Southern 0 39
1947 Southern 12 14
1948 South Catholic 15 0
1949 Southern 7 12
1950 South Catholic 39 0
1951 South Catholic 13 6
1952 South Catholic 25 0
1953 South Catholic 25 0
1954 South Catholic 34 0
1955 Southern 6 14
1956   Tie 0 0
1957 Neumann 25 0
1958 Neumann 22 0
1959 Neumann 9 0
1960 Neumann 3 0
1961 Neumann 12 9
1962 Neumann 13 6
1963 Neumann 28 14
1964 Southern 6 8
1965 Neumann 28 16
1966 Neumann 35 0
1967 Neumann 12 8
1968 Neumann 20 6
1969 Neumann 21 6
1970 Neumann 35 6
1971 Southern 6 14
1972 Neumann 10 0
1973 Neumann 12 0
1974 Neumann 12 0
1975 Neumann 24 6
1976 Neumann 8 6
1977 Neumann 9 7
1978 Neumann 7 6
1979 Neumann 27 14
1980 Southern 6 7
1981 Neumann 40 22
1982 Neumann 36 0
1983 Neumann 25 13
1984 Southern 0 6
1985 Neumann 14 0
1986 Neumann 36 8
1987 Neumann 43 0
1988 Neumann 27 0
1989 Southern 6 26
1990 Neumann 12 6
1991 Neumann 48 0
1992 Neumann 43 0
1993 Neumann 69 12
1994 Neumann 36 19
1995 Neumann 32 0
1996 Neumann 21 0
1997 Neumann 21 6
1998 Neumann 20 6
1999 Neumann 20 12
2000 Neumann 61 6
2001 Neumann (#forfeit) #2 0
2002 Neumann 68 0
2003 Neumann 41 8
2004 Southern 26 30
2005 Neumann-Goretti 53 8
2006 Neumann-Goretti 26 0
2007   Canceled    
2008 Neumann-Goretti 7 6
2009 Neumann-Goretti 12 6
2010 Neumann-Goretti 6 0
2011 Neumann-Goretti 35 7
2012 Neumann-Goretti 21 12
2013 Southern 6 33
2014   Canceled    
2015 Neumann-Goretti 26 24
2015   Canceled    
  Total Points *1,555 *675
  Average 19.7 8.5
  Wins 58 19
  Ties 3 3
  *Forfeit not counted    

The South Philly Football Rivalry
SC/Neumann/N-G vs. Southern
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  This story was written in 1983 in anticipation of Game No. 50 . . .

By Ted Silary
  The Thanksgiving football rivalry between Southern and St. John Neumann (nee Bishop Neumann , nee Southeast Catholic, called South Catholic for short) has come a long way.
  No further than sports writing, though.
  Check out these two dynamite paragraphs from the Inquirer of Nov. 30, 1934, which were carried under a headline - "So. Catholic Foe Loses to Southern" - that made readers scratch their heads even more than they already were scratching them (hey, where to go Christmas shopping is a big decision).
  "Turkey Day was celebrated in gallant fashion yesterday by the grid team of Southern High when they handed a fighting but less experienced team from South Catholic a 26 to 0 triumph before 2,000 rooters at the Municipal Stadium. Southern, after having a very poor season, losing five league games and only tying one, came to life with a vengeance and battered their section rivals unmercifully for four quarters, with its backs ripping to shreds the Rocks' forward wall and secondary."
  Yeccch! If the teams had played as poorly as the mini-story was written, the series would not have made it to Game 2, let alone Game 50.
  As we said, the Southern- Neumann series ( Neumann -Southern, if you insist) has come a long way. Tomorrow at 11 a.m., the teams will go a short way, abandoning their dual home field at 12th and Bigler streets to play their golden anniversary game at the Vet.
  Neumann probably will win, as it has done 31 times overall and 23 times in the last 26 meetings. That's OK. It's the nostalgia that counts. Isn't it?
  "It bothers me that Southern hardly ever beats Neumann ," said Anthony ''Reds" Coletta. "I wonder if Neumann 's kids are more conscientious about football , maybe smarter. Whatever it is, it's a shame Southern doesn't win more often."
  Southern certainly had no trouble beating then-South Catholic when Coletta lined up at tailback. Coletta played four times (1943-46) against the Pirates ("I hung around an extra year," he said, laughing. "The rules weren't too strict in those days") and collected four easy wins by a total score of 129-18.
  Also, he starred as Southern swept city championships in '44 and '45, beating West Catholic, 13-7, before 35,000 at Franklin Field and West again, 18-13, before 54,000 at Franklin Field, thanks to three TDs in the last eight minutes.
  Ah, those were the days.
  "You should see the scrapbook I have," said Coletta, who later played for Villanova, though not spectacularly, and for 30 years has worked in Du Pont's research department. "We had tremendous teams and got tremendous coverage. Film clips of those city title games were shown all over the world.
  "It's an unbelievable feeling when your buddies come back from the service in Europe and they tell you, 'We saw you beat West on the newsreel.' "
  Coletta's Southern-South Catholic memories are not quite as vivid, but he does recall scoring 25 points in the '44 game.
  "The funny thing is, I didn't even want to go to Southern," Coletta said. ''I wanted to go to Bartram or Northeast. Those were the schools with the names, but I didn't live in either of those areas. Southern hadn't been that good, but a lot of good players came at once and we had a very good coach, Joe Pitt.
  "I'll tell you, we were a powerhouse. Our line averaged 220 to 230 pounds, which was amazing for a high school team at that time."
  Meanwhile, it's no coincidence South Catholic began to turn the Turkey-filled table on Southern toward the end of the '40s.
  It was in 1946 that Paul Bartolomeo, a Southern and Holy Cross all-timer called "Bart" even by his wife, started coaching the Buccos. He lost three times to the Rams in his first four years, then only three times in his next 29 years with a tie mixed in for good measure.
  Coincidentally, Bart coached for the last time (against Southern in 1978) the same day North Catholic topped Frankford, 21-14, in a game played at the Vet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that series.
  You might be wondering, where was Bart, who still teaches at Neumann, on Thanksgiving Day, 1934?
  "Up at Holy Cross, where I was the captain of the undefeated freshman team," Bart said. "The varsity was playing Boston College that Saturday.
  "That's right. I missed playing in the series by one year. They must have put the game together fast. When I was still at Southern the previous spring, I can't remember any discussion about a series being started with South Catholic. But my brother Vincent played in it for Southern when I was at college and then I coached my other brother, Albert, in it at South Catholic.
  "I can't remember too much about specific games. Even if I could, you always get in trouble when you say things like, 'This was the best game . . . That was the best play.' I know one thing, though. Losing to Southern could make good years lousy and beating them could make average years great."
  The last time the game was played somewhere other than 12th and Bigler was in 1962.
  "We played at Northeast's field," Bart recalled. "In '61, we played at the field behind La Salle College. Those two years, something was wrong with the field at 12th and Bigler. Neither of us could play our regular games there."
  Next year, Southern and Neumann will return to 12th and Bigler.  Dec. 5, Neumann will return to the Vet for the Catholic South final against St. James.
  Some teams have all the luck. In this series, that same team has most of the wins.
  NOTES: Southern has produced four NFL/AFL players (John Sandusky, 1950-55 Browns, 1956 Packers; Jack Del Bello, 1953 Colts; Ray Abruzzese, 1962-64 Bills; Bobby Petrella, 1966-71 Dolphins) to Neumann 's one (Ed Cook, 1958-65 Cardinals, 1966-67 Falcons) . . . Southern coach John Pendino and Neumann coach Bill Brannau both played for their respective schools.

  This story was written in 2001, wen low numbers forced Southern to halt its season
and interrupt the Thanksgiving series . . .

By Ted Silary
  It was as if Anthony "Reds" Coletta were back in a leather helmet, the one without a facemask.
  It was as if he were completing a run and, bam!, an opponent was delivering a forearm smash to the bridge of his nose.
  Coletta, among the more celebrated players in Southern High's football history, was jarred Nov. 7 when he learned
low numbers/safety concerns had terminated the season with three games remaining.
  Coletta knew what that meant, and it pained him deeply: Southern's Thanksgiving series with St. John Neumann
(nee South Catholic) would be interrupted after 67 years.
  "What a sad thing," Coletta said, taking a break from raking leaves at his home in Pitman, N.J. "C'mon. No
Southern-Neumann game? Unbelievable. I never thought that would happen. Never."
  For years - no, decades - the Rams mostly experienced emotions ranging from sadness to outright depression in the
neighborhood rivalry, claiming just six wins after 1949.
  But when Coletta was playing, and just before and just after, oh, did the Rams have fun.
  They swept all six games from 1942 to '47, and Coletta was a major factor in the biggest party of all, Southern's
44-12 frolic in '44.
  Reds that morning put his team in the pink, collecting 25 points on four touchdowns and a PAT.
  He was only a junior, and greater fame was still to come.
  In 1945, in front of 54,000 at Franklin Field, off a fake field goal with 10 seconds remaining, halfback Coletta, the
would-be kicker, threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Al Tulinsky, the would-be holder, to lift Southern
over West Catholic, 18-13, for the City Championship.
  That game is widely considered the best in city history because the Rams overcame a 13-0 deficit in the final 7
minutes, 40 seconds.   The highlights were shown worldwide in movie theaters by Paramount News, which dubbed
the classic "The Bobby Socks Bowl."
  Long ago and far away . . .
  When principal David Strolle wacked Southern's season, coach Bill Edger was routinely dressing 19 to 22 players.
Many were young, small and inexperienced. The Rams were 0-7 and had been outscored, 284-28.
  "One thing this proves, things never stay the same," Coletta said, wistfully. "Every time I go back to South Philly,
people remember the good old days. Now? It's like a blow. It really hurts. Ever since, I've been talking to my
buddies. They can't get over it, either.
  "That night, when one of the [TV] stations had something about it, and they talked about our era, my wife [June]
was kidding me. 'Now you're an antique. A relic. ' "
  He laughed. "I know I'm up there. I'm in the fourth quarter. I just hope I have more than three timeouts left."
  The second Wednesday of every month, Coletta and some of Southern's other "up there" star athletes, along with
friends, meet for lunch at Degenhardt's Restaurant, in Mount Ephraim, N.J., to swap stories and, as Coletta said
dryly, "listen to Bill Esher's corny jokes."
  Esher, universally regarded as one of the all-time good guys, is a '46 Southern grad and the president of the
school's alumni association.  He also owns an off-the-wall city record - most years between coaching - because he
guided Southern in '56 and '81 while filling in for others.
  His primary desire these days is to make sure Southern- eumann is interrupted, not terminated. In other words,
he doesn't want the Rams' program to die.
  Esher strongly believes Southern football will survive only if the school district allows it to add players from one
or more of the other public high schools in South Philly (Audenried, Furness, Girard Academic Music Program)
that do not offer football.
  "We're not asking these kids to transfer to Southern," Esher said. "We're just asking for the chance to have
them on our football team.
  "We're putting together a committee among people in our alumni association to see if we can push this issue. It's
not just us. Other schools could use the numbers help for football."
  Strolle sees no need. Or maybe, more accurately, he sees no hope.
  "That idea [combo teams] has been nixed so many times," he said, sounding weary.
  "I think we've taken things for granted, a little," he added. "We need to rededicate ourselves. We're going to
push to build our numbers. Some of our kids need to quit profiling on the street corners and start participating in
extracurricular activities.
  "The kids were very angry when we shut down the season. If they had not been, I would have been
disappointed."
  Southern's program indeed enjoyed glorious moments, producing five Public League championships from 1944
to '65. But after '73, when they fell to Frankford, 14-13, in the final, the Rams never had more than six wins in
a season until '97, when they stormed to the Division D title, posted a school-record six consecutive shutouts
and went 8-3 overall. Just the previous season, they had halted a city-record losing streak of 56 games.
  Southern last enjoyed Thanksgiving in '89, when the rushing of Jeff Wilson (14 carries, 117 yards, two
touchdowns) and Thomas Gay (12-79, TD) highlighted a 26-6 victory. It was the first time Southern won in the
series by more than eight points since '46 (39-0).
  Meanwhile, many Neumann wins were nth-degree blowouts.
Just last year, Pasquale "Pat" Narducci ran for four TDs as the Pirates pounded Southern, 61-6. In the 69-12
game of '93, Anthony Sheridan scored five times on rushes and once on a reception. In the 43-0 game of '87,
Daryl Nelson rushed for 337 yards. In the 40-22 game of '81, Larry Barretta threw for three scores and ran for
two more. (The family had mixed emotions. Larry's dad, Sebastian "Ben" Barretta, was a first-team
All-Public back for Southern in '47. )
  In the early years, Esher said, the game was played at Municipal Stadium. "All of us downtown people
pronounced it mew-nee-CIP-al," he cracked. That later became Kennedy Stadium and is now the site of the
First Union Center. The game moved to nearby 11th and Bigler streets in the early '40s. The 50th game, in '83,
was played at Veterans Stadium. Neumann won, 25-13, as Len Nelson, Daryl's brother, rushed for 156 yards
and three TDs.
  Will there be a 68th game? Will Southern again play football?
  Something to ponder while tackling turkey. Perhaps with a tear in your eye.

  This story was written in 1987 after Neumann's Daryl Nelson scorched the Rams
for 337 yards . . .

By Ted Silary
  As many times as coach Ray Gionta and his St. John Neumann football staff watched the videotape of yesterday's
43-0 victory over Southern, they never became bored by the subject matter.
  The reason: Daryl Nelson , a 6-2, 180-pound wing-T fullback, fashioned one of the finer rushing performances in
Southeastern Pennsylvania history.
  After checking and rechecking, and repeating the process, Gionta and Co. determined that Nelson, who scored two
touchdowns, carried 27 times for 337 yards. The effort gives him the No. 5 spot on the list for one-game rushing
yardage.
  Cardinal Dougherty's Lawrence Reid, who later played for Michigan, holds the city record, having rumbled for 379
ards in a 1975 game.
  "After Daryl ran for a 72-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, I knew he was getting up there," Gionta said.
"Our guy on stats added up Daryl's numbers quick and came up with 287. I figured, 'Well, a couple more carries and
we'll get him over 300.'
  "When he scored again (on a 34-yard run), I knew the number had become significant. When we got back to
school, we put the tape in the machine and went over every play. We made corrections if the yardage was wrong.
Some carries it was 6 yards instead of 4, say; others it was 2 instead of 3.
  "Tonight, at his house, (assistant) Sal Intelisano went over the tape again. There was one play where we clipped
downfield and I made Sal aware of something I didn't know until after the game, that Daryl would get credit for
yardage to the point of the foul. It turned out to be 6 yards. Without the clip, he would have had 42 more yards on
that play. They got him at the 1."
  Nelson concluded the season with 278 rushes for 1,458 yards and 13 TDs. In '83, his brother, Len, who also
played for the Buccos, set a city record for rushing TDs in a season, with 28 (and 29 overall). He carried 364 times
for 1,642 yards.
  Yesterday, because he also made two receptions for 17 yards from sophomore quarterback Chris McCrosson and
returned two punts for 29 yards, Nelson ran for 383 all-purpose yards.
  "My linemen were great," Daryl said, referring to center Jim O'Mara, guards Chuck McCrosson (Chris's brother)
and Jim Riddle, tackles Frank Caccuro and Frank Del Campo and messenger tight ends Bob Tropiano and Mike
Che. "They kept saying they wanted me to finish up strong. They were saying, 'As long as we keep blocking, you
keep running through the holes. '
  "Coach Gionta said he wanted to see me go out in style, since I'd run the ball well for him all year. Last year I ran
mainly out of the halfback spot, but when coach Gionta said he was going to switch me to fullback, he said he was
doing it with the confidence that I'd be able to handle a heavy load." 
  Thus far, Nelson has received correspondence from Purdue, Temple, Georgia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina,
Indiana and Rutgers. Purdue and Temple have made direct contact.
  "I have about a 'B' average in school," Nelson said. "I took the boards (Scholastic Aptitude Test) on Nov. 7. I'm
waiting for the results."
  Aside from Nelson, Neumann's heroes included Derrick Deburow, Joe Sheridan and Sean Keenan. Deburow,
a receiver, turned a reverse into a 45-yard TD, kicked a 29-yard field goal and had four extra points. Sheridan
scored twice (5-yard pass, 5-yard run) and Keenan had three of Neumann's five interceptions.

  This story was written in 1993, when Anthony Sheridan's six TDs fueled
Neumann's 69-point explosion . . . 

By Ted Silary
  Anthony Sheridan expected little resistance yesterday.
  He was not disappointed.
  After buying 35 tickets for his closest friends and relatives, Sheridan scored six touchdowns as St. John Neumann
pasted Southern, 69-12.
  Six touchdowns are a record for a Catholic League player.
  Sixty-nine points are a record for a CL team.
  Neumann , which leads the series, 38-19-3, has pounded Southern by a total score of 160-12 in the last three
years. The final was 43-0 in 1991 and 48-0 last year.
  The Rams have dropped 32 consecutive games - two to end '90 and all 10 in each of the last three seasons.
They have been outscored in the streak, 1,076-110.
  "We knew we would win easy," Sheridan said. "We knew Southern had a lot of trouble stopping people. We
didn't prepare too much for them. Really, we (the seniors) just prepared for our last game as Pirates."
  Sheridan, a 5-11, 210-pound senior, rushed 13 times for 155 yards and five touchdowns. His scoring runs covered
4, 3, 23, 4 and 33 yards. He scored his other touchdown, his fifth overall, on a 26-yard screen pass from
quarterback Rocky Burns. A conversion run brought his point total for the day to 38.
  Neumann 's other touchdowns were scored by Rick Lombardo (15-yard run, 78- yard kickoff return), Jason
Guerrera (7-yard run) and Pat Dio (5-yard run). Dio added seven extra points.
  "We're beat up, but we're still alive," Southern coach Chuck Madison said. "Personally, I don't think they rolled it
up. It's an old rivalry, you've got neighborhood kids who know each other . . . You have to let them go a little.
They were playing second-teamers and probably third-teamers.
  "As surprising as it is to me, we're getting worse each year instead of better. That's almost impossible, isn't it? But
we are. We've very inexperienced. We only had three seniors in the starting lineup - Doug Ralph, Earl Bostic and
Lou Camissa - and Earl went out early with an ankle injury."
  Neumann led, 62-0, when Southern finally scored on a 65-yard run by Mark Cunningham out of punt formation.
Lombardo followed with his kickoff-return score, then Southern soph Sagda Haqq scampered 53 yards for the
game's 12th touchdown.
  "This was the first time all year we scored two touchdowns," Madison said. "The kids were excited about that."
  On visits to see his older brother, Joe, who lives near Second Street, Sheridan has become somewhat friendly
with Ralph. Next week, the two will again be opponents in a junior-senior CYO basketball league.
  "I feel bad for Doug. For all of them, really," Sheridan said. "They have a couple guys with speed, but that's about
it. You could tell that Doug really cared and knew what he was doing out there. On every play, he was telling guys
where to line up. "
  Sheridan finished the season with 201 carries for 1,096 yards and 18 touchdowns. He scored 19 touchdowns total.
In two seasons as Neumann 's primary ballcarrier, he ran 343 times for 1,896 yards and 26 touchdowns. He played
mostly defense as a sophomore.
  In the next week, he is expecting to talk with recruiters from a pair of Division II schools, Shippensburg and
Kutztown.
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Boxes for games from 1978-2015 . . .

1978
NEUMANN 7, SOUTHERN 6
N     0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 7
S      6 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 6

  S: D'Ambrosio recovered fumble in end zone (kick failed)
  N: Hayes 1 run (Ernie Cimadamore kick)

1979
NEUMANN 27, SOUTHERN 14
N    8 - 13 - 0 - 6 -- 27
S     0 -   6 - 0 - 8 -- 14

  N: John Leonetti recovered fumble in end zone (Rich Mecoli pass from Joe Jaep)
  N: Frank Vitale 35 pass from Jaep (run failed)
  S: Lynch 1 run (kick failed)
  N: Jaep 9 run (Joe Gorman kick)
  N: Mecoli 8 run (kick failed)

1980
SOUTHERN 7, NEUMANN 6
S    7 0 0 0 7
N   0 0 0 6 -- 6

  S: Frank Strati 3 run (Steve Frangipani kick)
  N: Rich Smith 2 run (run failed)

1981
NEUMANN 40, SOUTHERN 22
S    0 -  0 - 14 - 8 -- 22
N   6 -14 - 14 - 6 -- 40

  N: Kevin Kelly 9 pass from Larry Barretta (pass failed)
  N: Barretta 1 run (Kevin Gentile pass from Barretta)
  N: Barretta 2 run (run failed)
  N: Gentile 7 run (Len Nelson pass from Barretta)
  S: Reggie Nicholson 29 run (Jim Orem run)
  S: Jeff Pinkins 20 pass from Orem (pass failed)
  N: Tim Barry 27 pass from Barretta (pass failed)
  S: Pinkins 13 pass from Orem (Pinkins pass from Orem)
  N: Barry 6 pass from Barretta (pass failed)

1982
NEUMANN 36, SOUTHERN 0
N    22 - 0 - 14 - 0 -- 36
S       0 - 0 -   0 - 0 --   0

  N: Ralph DiMeo 35 run (pass failed)
  N: DiMeo 60 run (DiMeo run)
  N: Kevin Kelly 13 pass from Larry Barretta (Kelly pass from Barretta)
  N: DiMeo 46 run (Kelly run)
  N: DiMeo 1 run (run failed)

1983
NEUMANN 25, SOUTHERN 13
S    0    6-   0 7 13
N   7 - 16   2 0 25

  N: Len Nelson 6 run (Sean Kelly kick)
  N: Nelson 3 run (Kevin Kelly pass from Barry)
  S: Scott Farnesi 4 run (run failed)
  N: Nelson 3 run (Brian Colkers pass from Barry)
  N: Safety, Frank Rao tackled Johnson in end zone
  S: Farnesi 4 run (Campbell kick)

1984
SOUTHERN 6, NEUMANN 0
S    0 0 - 0 6 -- 6
N    0 0 - 0 0 0

  S: Pete Liccio 9 pass from John Erby (pass failed)

1985
NEUMANN 14, SOUTHERN 0
N    8 - 6 - 0 - 0 -- 14
S     0 - 0 - 0 - 0 --   0

  N: Greg Reynolds 22 run (Reynolds run)
  N: Bill Lamb 25 pass from Eddie Ross (pass failed)

1986
NEUMANN 36, SOUTHERN 8
N   23 - 13 - 0 - 0 -- 36
S      0 -  0 -  0 - 8 --   8

  N: Daryl Nelson 17 run (James Clancy run)
  N: Mke Corba recovered fumble in end zone (Nelson run)
  N: Greg Reynolds 1 run (Derrick Deburow kick)
  N: Charles Clark 39 pass from Clancy (pass failed)
  N: Clark 6 run (Deburow kick)
  S: Ty Bradley 3 run (Anthony Pepe pass from Bradley)

1987
NEUMANN 43, SOUTHERN 0
N    6 - 9 - 14 - 14 -- 43
S     0 - 0 -   0 -   0 --   0

  N: Derrick Deburow 45 run (kick failed)
  N: Joe Sheridan 5 pass from Chris McCrosson (pass failed)
  N: FG Deburow 29
  N: Sheridan 5 run (Deburow kick)
  N: Marc Allen 35 run (Deburow kick)
  N: Daryl Nelson 72 run (Deburow kick)
  N: Nelson 34 run (Deburow kick)

1988
NEUMANN 27, SOUTHERN 0
N    7 - 7 - 0 - 13 -- 27
S     0 - 0 - 0 -   0 --  0

  N: Joe Black 12 pass from Marc Yanga (Geoff Gabrick kick)
  N: Dante Coccia 71 run (Gabrick kick)
  N: Black 21 pass from Chris McCrosson (kick failed)
  N: Scott Esposito 1 run (Mike Polidoro kick)

1989
SOUTHERN 26, NEUMANN 6
(Boxscore not published; scoring breakdown)
 
S: Jeff Wilson 12, Juan Johnson 8, Thomas Gay 6.
  N: Dante Coccia.

1990
NEUMANN 12, SOUTHERN 6
N    0 - 0 - 6 - 6 -- 12
S     0 - 0 - 0 - 6 --  6

  N: Camillo Lusi 8 run (kick failed)
  N: Gil Convento 10 pass from John Rex (kick failed)
  S: George Donaghy 3 pass from Duan Syders (run failed)

1991
NEUMANN 48, SOUTHERN 0
N    14 - 22 - 0 - 12 -- 48
S       0 -   0 - 0 -   0 --   0

  N: Ron Panetta 55 pass from John Rex (run failed)
  N: Ricky Lombardo 18 run (Lombardo run)
  N: Panetta 4 run (Lombardo run)
  N: Camillo Lusi 46 pass from Rex (Panetta kick)
  N: Panetta 18 run (Panetta kick)
  N: Pat Dio 34 pass from Rex (kick failed)
  N: Frank Pomerico 6 run (kick failed)

1992
NEUMANN 43, SOUTHERN 0
N    6 - 16 - 14 - 7 -- 43
S     0 -   0 -   0 - 0 --   0

  N: Tim Cairy 10 interception return (pass failed)
  N: Anthony Sheridan 9 run (Sheridan run)
  N: Sheridan 54 pass from John Rex (Rex run)
  N: Chris Gedraitis 55 pass from Rex (Chris Girardo kick)
  N: John Toliver 3 run (Girardo kick)
  N: Pat Dio 38 pass from Rex (Girardo kick)

1993
NEUMANN 69, SOUTHERN 12
N    21 - 21 - 14 - 13 -- 69
S       0 -  0 -    0 - 12 -- 12

  N: Anthony Sheridan 4 run (run failed)
  N: Sheridan 3 run (Pat Dio kick)
  N: Ray Lombardo 15 run (Sheridan run)
  N: Sheridan 23 run (Dio kick)
  N: Sheridan 26 pass from Rocky Burns (Dio kick)
  N: Sheridan 33 run (Dio kick)
  N: Jason Guerrera 7 run (Dio kick)
  N: Dio 5 run (kick blocked)
  S: Mark Cunningham 65 run (pass failed)
  N: Lomabrdo 78 kickoff return (Dio kick)
  S: Sagda Haqq 53 run (pass failed)

1994
NEUMANN 36, SOUTHERN 19
N   7 - 6 - 15 - 8 -- 36
S    0 - 0 - 19 - 0 -- 19

  N: Ray DeJohn 27 pass from Kevin McFadden (Harry Dunn kick)
  N: Ray Lombardo 10 run (kick failed)
  S: Gary Cammisa 63 run (pass failed)
  S: Damien Bianculli 55 interception return (run failed)
  N: Lombardo 37 run (Lombardo run)
  N: Rich Wisher 3 run (Dunn kick)
  S: Angelo Brown 69 run (Marc Holmes kick)
  N: Wisher 57 run (Jason Guerrera run)

1995
NEUMANN 32, SOUTHERN 0
N   10 - 8 - 14 - 0 -- 32
S      0 - 0 -   0 - 0 --   0

  N: Safety, David Abraham ran out of end zone
  N: Scott Griffith 1 run (Jason Guerrera run)
  N: Guerrera 44 punt return (Griffith run)
  N: Shaheed Calhoun 77 kickoff return (run failed)
  N: Matt McCluskey 4 run (Ray pass from Griffith)

1996
NEUMANN 21, SOUTHERN 0
N    0 - 15 - 0 - 6 -- 21
S     0 -   0 - 0 - 0 -- 0

  N: Mike Shoemaker 2 run (Scott Donaghy kick)
  N: Lenny Morsa 1 run (Mike Zancolli pass from Ed McNasby)
  N: Mike Ferraiolo 8 run (kick blocked)

1997
NEUMANN 21, SOUTHERN 6
N    8 - 7 - 0 - 6 -- 21
S     6 - 0 - 0 - 0 --  6

  N: Shaheed Calhoun 22 run (Lugman Williams run)
  S: Anthony Little 49 kickoff return (run failed)
  N: Calhoun 1 run (Scott Donaghy kick)
  N: Dan Borda 16 run (pass failed)

Longest Scores, 1978-2015 . . .
  Rush: 72, Daryl Nelson, Neum, 1987.
  Catch: 93, Demetrius Hayes, Sou, 1999 (from Joe Bartoletti).
  Kickoff return: 78, Ray Lombardo, Neum, 1993.
  Punt return: 44, Jason Guerrera, Neum, 1995.
  Interception return: 67, PreAndre Watson, Sou, 2004.
  Fumble return: 68, Joe Bartholetti, Sou, 1998.
  Field goals: 29, Derrick Deburrow, Neum, 1987

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1998
NEUMANN 20, SOUTHERN 6
N    0 - 6 8 6 20
S     0 6 0 0 --  0

  S: Joe Bartholetti 68 fumble return (run failed)
  N: Scott Donaghy 24 pass from Ed McNasby (run failed)
  N: Jason Gargon 8 run (Dan Borda run)
  N: Gargon 45 interception return (pass failed)

1999
NEUMANN 20, SOUTHERN 12
N    6 - 8 - 0 - 6 -- 20
S     0 - 0 - 6 - 6 -- 12

  N: Jason Gargon 4 run (pass failed)
  N: Gargon 58 run (Bill Corazo pass from Nick Laska)
  S: Joe Bartholetti 4 run (pass failed)
  S: Demetrius Hayes 93 pass from Bartholetti (pass failed)
  N: Pasquale Narducci 2 pass from Laska (kick failed)

2000
NEUMANN 61, SOUTHERN 6
S      0   6   0 0    6
N   14 20 7 20 61

  N: Pasquale Narducci 3 run (Anthony Impagliazzo kick)
  N: Michael Moody 55 run (Impagliazzo kick)
  N: Moody 11 run (Impagliazzo kick)
  N: Narducci 3 run (Impagliazzo kick)
  S: Demetrius Hayes 17 pass from Leon Pettyjohn (pass failed)
  N: Owen McGuire 22 pass from Lego (run failed)
  N: Narducci 3 run (Impagliazzo kick)
  N: Narducci 1 run (kick failed)
  N: Mark Meighan recovered fumble in end zone (kick failed)
  N: Howard Bell 33 run (Steve Schiavo run)

2001
NEUMANN 2, SOUTHERN 0

  Forfeit (Southern halted season due to low numbers)

2002
NEUMANN 68, SOUTHERN 0
S     0   0    0 0 --  0
N  14 28 20 6 68

  N: Jimmy Porreca 20 run (run failed)
  N: Porreca 7 run (Porreca run)
  N: Richard McMickens 20 run (Porreca run)
  N: McMickens 15 run (pass failed)
  N: Porreca 35 run (run failed)
  N: Mike Gillespie 35 punt return (Jack Hatty pass from Jon Brady)
  N: Billy Canady 77 kickoff return (kick failed)
  N: Dan Concannon 48 interception return (kick failed)
  N: Porreca 15 run (Carmen Juliano run)
  N: Alvin Dill 13 run (run failed)

2003
NEUMANN 41, SOUTHERN 8
N    0 27 7 7 41
S     0    0 8 0 --  8

  N: Darryl Gillard 3 run (Chris Conroy kick)
  N: Richard McMickens 10 run (Conroy kick)
  N: McMickens 14 run (kick failed)
  N: McMickens 1 run (Conroy kick)
  N: Frank Baldino 5 run (Conroy kick)
  S: Amir Ryan 16 pass from Jalil Harris (Harris run)
  N: Michael Evans 18 run (Conroy kick)

2004
SOUTHERN 30, N-G 26
N-G    0 6 12    8 26
S         8 6    0 16 30

  S: Lamone Fox 3 run (Fox run)
  S: PreAndre Watson 11 pass from Jalil Harris (run failed)
  N-G: Hiram Bowman 77 pass from Brown (run failed)
  N-G: Daniel Chavis 65 run (run failed)
  N-G: Chavis 6 run (pass failed)
  S: Fox 6 run (Michael McClain pass from Harris)
  S: Watson 67 interception return (Jahmel Bashir pass from Harris)
  N-G: Bowman 12 run (Tim Kopicko run)

2005
N-G 53, SOUTHERN 8
N-G    13 26 14 0 53
S           0    0    8 0    8

  N-G: Rich DiGregorio 15 pass from Mark Hatty (Dan Juliano kick)
  N-G: Mark McPherson 1 run (kick failed)
  N-G: McPherson 1 run (pass failed)
  N-G: McPherson 13 run (Juliano kick)
  N-G: Joe Gionfriddo 6 pass from Hatty (Juliano kick)
  N-G: McPherson 12 run (pass failed)
  N-G: McPherson 9 run (Juliano kick)
  S: Tyrell Cooper 57 run (Cooper run)
  N-G: McPherson 55 run (Juliano kick)

2006
N-G 26, SOUTHERN 0
S         0 0 0    0    0
N-G    0 6 7 13 26

  N-G: Anthony Sample 2 run (pass failed)
  N-G: Mark McPherson 62 run (George Hatton kick)
  N-G: Nick Gianos 19 pass from Mark Hatty (Hatton kick)
  N-G: Adam Malatino 10 run (kick failed)

2007
  Canceled

2008
N-G 7, SOUTHERN 6
N-G    0 7 0 0 7
S         0 0 6 0 6

  N-G: Tom McGarrigale 1 run with fumble; rushing play (Will Huff kick)
  S: Sean Allen 27 pass from Shaquille Gaskins (run failed)

2009
N-G 12, SOUTHERN 6
S         8 0 0 0 --  8
N-G    6 0 0 6 12

  S: Sean Allen 52 interception return (Allen pass from Shaquille Gaskins)
  N-G: Anthony Mastrando 24 run (kick failed)
  N-G: Pat Balmores 1 run (run failed)

2010
N-G 6, SOUTHERN 0
N-G    0 0 6 0 6
S         0 0 0 0 0

  N-G: Chad McPherson 7 pass from Mark Stinsman (pass failed)

2011
N-G 35, SOUTHERN 7
S         0    0 0 7   7
NG    19 - 16 0 0 35

  N-G: Sharif Custis 15 pass from Shane Thomas (Dean DeJesse kick)
  N-G: Antwoine Powers 1 run (run failed)
  N-G: Custis 12 pass from Thomas (kick failed)
  N-G: Safety, ball centered through end zone
  N-G: Custis 29 pass from Thomas (DeJesse kick)
  N-G: Eric Holt 29 pass from Thomas (DeJesse kick)
  S: Wayne Brunson 5 run (Abass Yanogo kick)

2012
N-G 21, SOUTHERN 12
N-G    7 7 7 0 21
S         6 6 0 0 12

  S: Devon Ford 4 pass from Stewart (run failed)
  N-G: Sihmare Morgan 4 run (Michael Beck kick)
  S: Wayne Brunson 76 run (pass failed)
  N-G: Morgan 3 run (Beck kick)
  N-G: Jamal Custis 6 blocked punt return (Beck kick)

2013
SOUTHERN 33, N-G 6
S        6 6 14 7 33
N-G    0 0   0 6    6

  S: Michael Riley 1 run (kick blocked)
  S: Qazi Jones 14 run (pass failed)
  S: Riley 27 interception return (run failed)
  S: Jones 1 run (Rasul Jackson pass from Riley)
  S: Justin Bell 18 run (Moed Gerventi kick)
  NG: Sihmare Morgan 14 run (run failed)

2014
  Canceled

2015
N-G 26, SOUTHERN 24
S         0 8    8 8 24
N-G    0 6 14 6 26

  S: Samid Williams 19 fumble return (Martell Marshall run)
  N-G: Brandon Pridgen 1 run (run failed)
  N-G: Keith Jenkins 9 run (run failed)
  S: Zebby Zarwie 6 run (Manier Kennedy pass from Zarwie)
  N-G: Maurice Mazzccua 45 run (Zack Treadwell pass from Pridgen)
  N-G: Jenkins 1 run (run failed)
  S: Marshall 6 run (Zion Vaughan pass from Zarwie)

2016
  Canceled







 

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Individual Scoring for Games, 1934-76

1934

  Sou 26: Giantonio 12, Leonetti 8, Ferris 6.
  SC: 0
1935
  SC 9: Tony Iannacone 6, Frank Moock 3.
1936
  Sou 7: Al Brancato 6, Bud Hutchinson 1.
  SC: 0
1937
  Sou 33: Bob Sheppard 18, Bob Palumbo 6, Unavailable 9.
  SC: 0
1938
  Sou 6: Tony Commorate 6.
  SC 0
1939
  Tie, 0-0
1940
  Tie, 0-0
1941
  SC 19: Bob Oristaglio 12, Hugh Jeffers 6, Simsonitis 1.
  Sou 0
1942
  Sou 13: Bobby Meo 6, John Zerrillo 6, Dom Pendino 1.
  SC 0
1943
  Sou 13: Armand Gasparro 7, Pat Varallo 6.
  SC 0
1944
  Sou 44: Anthony Coletta 25, Dom Pendino 6, Joe Carlozo 6, Al Pizza 2.
  SC 12: Jack Gault 6, Timinskis 6.
1945
  Sou 33: Joe Carlozo 12, Bob Steele 12, Al Petrone 6, Walt Goldy 1, DiBello 1, Grazione 1.
  SC 6: Tom Morley.
1946
  Sou 39: John Phillips 24, Petrone 6, Piccone 6, Anthony Coletta 3.
  SC 0
1947
  Sou 14: Ed Altieri 6, Carmen Piccone 6, Ed Strouse 2.
  SC 12: Harry Short 6, Joe Schultz 6.
1948
  SC 15: Joe Schultz 7, Bill Powers 6, Safety 2.
  Sou 0
1949
  Sou 12: Ron Spahr 6, Stan Pryzjemski 6.
  SC 7: Tony Latronica 6, John Butrus 1.
1950
  SC 39: Tony Latronica 12, Jack McDonnell 6, Frank Stoughton 6, Fran Powers 1, Lou Solari 1, Muzio 1.
  Sou 0
1951
  SC 13: Jack McDonnell 6, Lou Solari 6, Howard Cooper 1.
  Sou 6: Bob Magetti 6.
1952
  SC 25: Frank Squilla 18, Joe Moshinski 7.
  Sou 0
1953
  SC 25: Joe Starr 12, Bill Boegly 7, Ray Norton 6.
  Sou 0
1954
  SC 34: Bill Boegly 12, Jim Grazione 6, Tony DeSantis 6, Jim Tobin 6, Ray Lardani 4.
  S 0.
South Catholic Became Neumann in '55
1955

  Sou 14: Bob Raucci 13, Pat Esposito 1.
  Neum 6: Nick Ciavardone 6.
1956
  Tie, 0-0
1957
  Neum 25: Bob Capone 12, Pat Drass 7, Andy Terifay 6.
  Sou 0
1958
  Neum 22: Dick Mattioli 18, Jim Grispino 4.
  Sou 0
1959
  Neum 9: Earl Geissler 6, Ray Chiumento 3.
  Sou 0
1960
  Neum 3: Earl Geissler 3.
  Sou 0
1961
  Neum 12: Joe Laudadio 12.
  Sou 9: Joe Briddell 6, Safety 2, Frank Petrella 1.
1962
  Neum 13: Joe Siderio 6, Joe Naselli 6, Dan Lanno 1.
  Sou 6: Norm Johnson 6.
1963
  Neum 28: Joe Naselli 14, Bill Roberts 6, Wally Holman 6, Safety 2.
  Sou 14: George Lattera 12, Andy Rosati 2.
1964
  Sou 8: Phil Trasatti 6, George Lattera 2.
  Neum 6: Frank Abruzzese.
1965
  Neum 28: Harry Melton 18, Tom DiMuzio 6, Jim Gaynor 2, Bernie Guido 2.
  Sou 16: Vince Constantine 8, Tom Fluellen 6, Tony Carlini 2.
1966
  Neum 35: Don Renzi 18, Gordsanite 6, Tony Malerba 6, Tom Abaldo 3, Darigo 2.
  Sou 0:
1967
  Neum 12: Randy Dezii 6, Pat Kerr 6.
  Sou 8: Rich Wright 6, Willie Jones 2.
1968
  Neum 20: Tony Malerba 12, Steve Dezii 8.
  Sou 6: Ray Burke 6.
1969
  Neum 21: John Itri 12, Ed Lamb 6, Jim Cattalo 3.
  Sou 6: Gerald Scott 6.
1970
  Neum 35: Bob Smith 24, Ed Moloney 6, Jim Cattalo 5.
  Sou 6: Rich Plummer 6.
1971
  Sou 14: Andrew Whittington 12, Roy Malandro 2.
  Neum 6: Ken Anthony 6.
1972
  Neum 10: Joe Esposito 6, Safeties 4.
  Sou 0
1973
  Neum 12: Henry Sirolli 6, Bob Lacontora 6.
  Sou 0
1974
  Neum 12: Bob Lacontora 6, Amaradio 6.
  Sou 0:
1975
  Neum 24: Bob Lacontora 12, Mike DeLuca 6, Gerry Smith 6.
  Sou: Bufus Outlaw 6.
1976
  Neum 8: Gerry Smith 6, Safety 2.
  Sou 6: Rory Lewis 6.
1977
  Neum 9: Frank Taylor 6, Safety 2, Ernie Cimadamore 1.
  Sou 7: Bufus Outlaw 6, R. DiCicco 1.

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TOP 10 PERFORMANCES, 1982-2015
RUSHING TEAM YEAR YARDS
Daryl Nelson Neum 1987 337
Ralph DiMeo Neum 1982 262
Jimmy Porreca Neum 2002 177
Mark McPherson Neum 2005 177
Jason Gargon Neum 1999 170
Mark McPherson Neum 2006 169
Wayne Brunson Sou 2012 162
Len Nelson Neum 1983 156
Anthony Sheridan Neum 1993 155
Dante Coccia Neum 1988 145
PASSING TEAM YEAR YARDS
John Rex Neum 1992 188
Shane Thomas Neum 2011 185
Joe Bartholetti Sou 1999 180
Mark Hatty N-G 2005 175
Ty Bradley Sou 1986 166
John Erby So 1984 155
John Rex Neum 1991 154
Mark Stinsman Neum 2010 129
Jalil Harris Sou 2004 127
Hasign Graham Sou 1995 119
RECEIVING TEAM YEAR YARDS
Arnold Ramos Sou 1995 171
Demetrius Hayes Sou 1999 120
Fred Smith Sou 1995 105
Michael McClain Sou 2004 101
Chad McPherson N-G 2010 101
Pete Liccio Sou 1984 84
Hiram Bowman N-G 2004 77
Hiram Bowman N-G 2005 74
Chuck French Neum 2005 66
Jamal Custis N-G 2013 64

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COACHES' RECORDS . . . (No Game: 2007 & 2014)
SC/NEUMANN/N-G Years W L T
John Oakes 1934-37 1 3 0
John "Jocko" McGarry 1938-44 1 4 2
Bob McNamara 1945 none    
Lou Fiorella 1945 0 1 0
Paul "Bart" Bartolomeo 1946-78 26 6 1
Roger Kalinger 1979-80 1 1 0
Bill Brannau 1981-85 4 1 0
Ray Gionta 1986-88 3 0 0
Jerry McConnell 1989-90 1 1 0
Ed "Bubby" DiCamillo 1991-93 3 0 0
Frank McArdle 1994 1 0 0
Ed "Bubby" DiCamillo 1995-96 2 0 0
   DiCamillo total   (5 0 0)
Tom "Reds" Walsh 1997-99 3 0 0
Ed "Bubby" DiCamillo 2000-03 4 0 0
   DiCamillo total   (9 0 0)
Steve Smith 2004-06 2 1 0
Bill Sytsma 2007-08 1 0 0
Rich "Moose" Carfagno 2009-10 2 0 0
C.J. Szydlik 2011-13 2 1 0
Chalie Szydlik 2014 none    
Dan Concannon 2015 1 0 0
    58 19 3
SOUTHERN        
Jim Carter 1934-41 4 2 2
Joe Pitt 1942-55 8 6 0
Bill Esher 1956 0 0 1
Joe Pitt 1957 0 1 0
  Pitt totals   (8 7 0)
Anthony "Mex" Siani 1958-74 2 15 0
John Pendino 1975-80 1 5 0
Bill Esher 1981 0 1 0
  Esher total   (0 1 1)
John Pendino 1982-89 2 6 0
  Pendino total   (3 11 0)
Chuck Madison 1990-94 0 5 0
Lou D'Alonzo 1995-99 0 5 0
Bill Edger 2000-06 1 6 0
Stanley "Stosh" Tunney 2007-10 0 3 0
Scott Pitzner 2011-12 0 2 0
Frank "Roscoe" Natale 2013-15 1 1 0
    19 58 3

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