As provided by
Chuck Langerman, noted South Jersey sports historian
Here are the Top 10 career scorers at high schools in the Philadelphia area (South Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania).
After reading yesterday's Tedbit on first-team All-City football players that also scored 1,000 points I was reminded that there is one high school athlete in New Jersey history that scored 2,000 career points after making the All-State Football first-team. That would be 1996 Paulsboro High School graduate Kevin Harvey (pictured here). The former Paulsboro quarterback, arguably the most accomplished high school football player in South Jersey history, scored 101 touchdowns and 25 two-point conversions for 656 career points. He rushed for 4,028 yards and threw for 42 touchdowns from 1992-1995. He propelled the Red Raiders to four straight South Jersey Group 1 titles and a 43-1 overall record as a four-year starter. On the basketball court, Kevin was equally impressive, scoring 2,161 points. Harvey played college football at Temple University and enjoyed a stint in the Arena football League.
During the 2019 Cheltenham High School historic football season, in which the state finalist Panthers went (14-2) coached by Father Judge graduate Ryan Nase, the following question has come up: Has Cheltenham High ever had an undefeated football team in the 118 years they have been playing football since 1901??? The answer to that question is a short, not-so-clear----"Yes, but maybe not really." In 1943, the Panther football team played an abbreviated four-game schedule for a variety of reasons, but primarily because World War II was going on. They defeated Academy of the New Church, 19-0, Friends Select, 25-12, the George School, 41-13, and Central High, 13-7, for a perfect 4-0 undefeated season. There was no Abington game that year. The victory over Central High of Philadelphia was a major upset with future Penn State and NFL star Wally Triplett (top row in picture) scoring both touchdowns. The bottom line is: The 1943 unbeaten, untied Cheltenham High School football team played four games and won them all, but It all comes down to what your "definition of a season" is???
Six-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving is the only player in the history of New Jersey high school boys' basketball to score 1,000 points at two different high schools. He scored 1,000 points and at both St. Patrick's and Montclair Kimberley Academy. Who is the only player in Southeastern Pennsylvania history to score 1,000 points at two different schools. For which schools did he do so?
Update: John bagged his 700th win on 1/22. Click here.
"A SCHOOL FIRST"
It's January 13,and for the first time in Cheltenham High School sports history, neither the boys' basketball team or the football team have yet to lose a Suburban One League game. The football team coached by Father Judge grad Ryan Nase went (6-0) in conference play, while coach Pede Fleury's Panther basketball team is also currently (6-0) in the league and (12-1) overall. It's an incredible record when you consider star point-guard Zahree Harrison went down with a knee injury the first game of the season, requiring season-ending surgery. Harrison, a St. Francis University Loretto signee, played his freshman season at Archbishop Wood. On Saturday, Rider University signee Jaelen McGlone (pictured here) exploded for 29 points, and budding sophomore star Justin Moore added 13 points and dealt out 12 assists to lead the Chelts to a hard-earned 75-71 victory over host Downingtown West High. The Panthers play Malvern Prep, with their high-scoring guard Deuce Turner, in a non-league match-up tonight in Malvern..