Philadelphia High School Football
History of Conwell-Egan (nee Bishop Egan)

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 This page details much of the football history of Conwell-Egan (nee
Bishop Egan) High in Levittown, PA. The Eagles, with no seniors,
played nine games in the 1958 season. They remained independent
through the 1962 season, joined the Philadelphia Catholic League for
the 1963 season and have remained there since. The 1993 season
was the school's first as Conwell-Egan, following a merger with nearby
Bishop Conwell, an all-girls school. 
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and provide verification of new information, if possible. Thanks!
  Some research is still being conducted/cross-checked.
  (Information prior to 1976 was provided mostly by Dr. Roger B. Saylor,
a famed Pennsylvania football historian. He passed away in 2013.)
 


ALL-TIME RECORDS VS. OPPONENTS  
1958-62 -- Independent (No seniors in 1958)  
1963-16 -- Philadelphia Catholic League  
NON-CATHOLIC LEAGUE MEMBERS  
  W L T
Allentown Central Catholic 0 2 0
Archmere (DE) 1 0 0
Bangor St. Pius X 0 1 0
Bensalem 4 4 0
Bergen Catholic (NJ) 0 1 0
Brick (NJ) 0 2 0
Bristol 3 2 0
Camden St. Joseph (NJ) 1 1 0
Central 1 1 0
Chestnut Hill 0 2 0
Council Rock 0 2 0
Council Rock North 0 2 0
Council Rock South 0 3 0
Delhaas 2 0 1
Del-Val Charter 1 2 0
Episcopal 0 2 0
Eustace (NJ) 1 1 0
Frankford 2 0 0
Franklin 1 0 0
Green Pond Notre Dame 1 1 0
Holy Cross (NJ) 2 1 0
Hunterdon Central (NJ) 0 1 0
King 1 0 0
KIPP DuBois 1 0 0
Lenape (NJ) 0 3 0
Lower Merion 1 3 0
Lower Moreland 1 0 0
Malvern 0 1 0
Maple Point 2 0 0
Marian Catholic 0 1 0
Morrisville 5 1 0
Muhlenberg 0 1 0
Nativity BVM 1 0 0
Neshaminy 8 19 1
New Hope-Solebury 3 0 0
Olney 1 0 0
Pennsbury 0 3 1
Penn Wood 0 1 0
Pottstown 2 0 0
Pottstown St. Pius X 0 0 1
Reading Central Catholic 0 2 0
Roxborough 0 1 1
Saunders Trade (NY) 1 0 0
Schuylkill Valley 1 0 0
Southern 1 0 0
Spring Grove 0 1 0
St. Cecilia (NJ) 1 0 0
St. Elizabeth (DE) 0 1 0
Sun Valley 0 1 0
Trenton 0 1 0
Trenton Catholic (NJ) 2 2 0
Trenton Notre Dame (NJ) 5 1 1
Truman 11 17 1
Upper Moreland 0 6 0
Valley Forge  1 0 0
Willingboro (NJ) 0 1 0
Woodrow Wilson 14 1 1
  Total 83 99 8
CATHOLIC LEAGUE MEMBERS    
(Includes Non-League Games & Playoffs)  
  W L T
Bonner/Bonner-Pren. 0 3 0
Carroll 6 12 0
Dougherty 26 20 3
Judge 14 20 4
Kenrick 28 11 0
La Salle 19 19 0
Lansdale Catholic 3 6 0
McDevitt 28 26 2
Neumann/Neum.-Gor. 10 12 0
North Catholic 29 20 0
O'Hara 0 1 0
Roman 2 6 0
Ryan 14 23 0
St. James 5 2 0
St. Joseph's Prep 3 2 0
St. Thomas More 0 2 0
West Catholic 6 18 0
Wood 14 34 2
  Total 207 237 11
ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORDS, OPPONENTS
CATHOLIC LEAGUE/CITY TITLES    
  W L T
Carroll 0 1 0
Central 1 1 0
Del-Val Charter 1 0 0
Dougherty 1 1 0
Franklin 1 0 0
Judge 0 2 0
Kennedy-Kenrick 1 0 0
Lansdale Catholic 0 1 0
La Salle 1 0 0
McDevitt 3 0 0
Neumann 0 1 0
North Catholic 1 1 0
Roxborough 0 0 1
Ryan 0 2 0
St. James 2 0 0
St. Joseph's Prep 1 0 0
West Catholic 2 3 0
Wood 0 4 0
  Total 15 17 1
ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORDS, COACHES
CATHOLIC LEAGUE/CITY TITLES    
  W L T
Dick Bedesem 7 2 1
Bob Wagner 0 1 0
Bill Travers 1 3 0
Chuck Knowles 1 2 0
John Quinn 0 1 0
Kevin Kelly 5 6 0
Jack Techtmann 1 2 0
  Total 15 17 1
ALL-TIME PLAYOFF RECORDS, COACHES
STATES (Counting Subregionals; Not City Titles)  
  W L T
Jack Techtmann 1 1 0
  Total 1 1 0

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SCHOOL RECORDS

Most Wins Season
          12 in 1966
Longest Winning Streak
          12, last three games in 1966, first nine games in 1967
Most Losses Season
          11 in 2007
Longest Losing Streak
          27, last four games in 1995, all 20 games in 1996 and 1997, first three games in 2008
Most Points Scored
          Season: 438 in 1966 (12-1 record)
          Game: 68 vs. McDevitt in 1962
Most Points Allowed
          Season: 434 in 2011 (1-10 record)
          Game: 60 vs. McDevitt in 2011 
Fewest Points Scored Season
          47 in 1995 (2-8 record)

Fewest Points Allowed Season
          50 in 1966 (12-1 record)
Most Shutouts Season
          6 in 1966
Most Times Shut Out Season
          6 in 1991
Biggest Winning Margin
          62 vs. McDevitt in 1962 (68-6)
Biggest Losing Deficit
          54 vs. Wood in 2010 (54-0)
Longest Shutout Streak
          4, last game in 1966, first three games in 1967
Longest Streak Times Shut Out
          3 in 1989 (games one through three) and 1998 (games five through seven)
Longest Streak Without Being Shut Out
          26, last game in 2005, all 25 games in 2006 and 2007
Longest Streak Without a Shutout
          62, last four games in 1995, all 50 games from 1996 through 2000, first eight games in 2001
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SEASON LEADERS IN RUSHING/PASSING/RECEIVING
(Top Performers From 1981-2015)
RUSHING (Based on Total Yards, Minimum 600 )
Year Name Car. Yards YPC TDs
2004 Steve Slaton 262 1,832 7.0 25
2003 Steve Slaton 209 1,626 7.8 19
2002 Steve Slaton 204 1,624 8.0 18
2005 Rasuel Thomas 221 1,223 5.5 11
1981 Keith Armstrong 270 1,131 4.2 7
2006 Jim Domzalski 159 1,119 7.0 13
2014 Joe Ruggiero 177 1,086 6.1 16
2001 Steve Slaton 126 916 7.3 8
2006 Ray O'Hara 174 915 5.3 6
2016 Patrick Garwo 136 895 6.6 15
1983 Chris Rooney 221 859 3.9 10
1982 Chris Rooney 223 839 3.8 10
2009 Anthony Singlar 163 785 4.8 9
2012 Chaz Cason 113 760 6.7 8
1985 Bill Bresnahan 145 754 4.0 1
1994 Joe Ruggiero 132 707 5.4 10
1993 Kevin Knox 117 667 5.7 6
2013 Joe Ruggiero 98 630 6.4 7
1990 Steve Paslawski 140 617 4.4 3
1988 Jim Schurr 154 600 3.9 3
PASSING (Based on Total Yards, Minimum 600 )
Year Name C-A Yards Pct. TDs
2008 Matt Della-Croce 91-181 1,479 50.3 15
2006 Kevin Schafer 97-198 1,413 49.0 14
2007 Matt Della-Croce 105-218 1,380 48.2 11
1986 Mike Carr 95-202 1,163 47.0 11
1983 Bob Zupcic 79-155 1,130 51.0 8
2004 Kevin Schafer 54-146 1,083 37.0 7
2009 Anthony Singlar 70-158 971 44.3 9
2016 Kendall Jones 52-104 824 50.0 8
1993 John Kelly 60-149 754 40.3 2
2005 Kevin Schafer 52-123 680 42.3 4
2002 Derrick Savage 50-122 677 41.0 1
2015 Kendall Jones 45-126 659 35.7 5
2013 Mike Alley 48-104 626 46.2 4
2011 Kyle Techtmann 48-130 612 36.9 6
1992 John Kelly 51-147 611 34.7 2
RECEIVING (Based on Total Receptions, Minimum 20)
Year Name C-A Yards Pct. TDs
2008 Ryan Golin 42 534 12.7 6
1983 Jim Hvizda 38 540 14.2 3
1986 Jim Schurr 37 521 14.1 3
2007 Ryan Golin 35 497 14.2 5
2006 Ryan Golin 33 580 17.6 4
2004 Jeff McClenton 30 611 20.4 3
2006 David Kuebler 27 356 13.2 5
1992 Jeff Perry 26 228 8.8 0
2009 Ryan Bond 26 446 17.1 4
1993 Kevin Knox 22 290 13.2 1
2007 Joe Tretter 22 435 19.8 4
2008 Ryan Bond 22 552 25.1 6
2016 Brandon Cohen 21 243 11.6 1
2005 David Kuebler 20 264 13.2 2
2007 Ryan Bond 20 268 13.4 1
OVERALL SCORING
Year Name Points

TDs/Conversions

2004 Steve Slaton 158

26-1

2003 Steve Slaton 114

19-0

2006 Jim Domzalski 114

19-0

2002 Steve Slaton 108

18-0

2014 Joe Ruggiero 108

17-3

KICK SCORING
Year Name Points

TDs/Conversions

2002 Matt Fischer 47

32-5

   
2006 Bryan Hanratty 46

37-3

2009 Bill Castor 37

25-4

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TOP GAME PERFORMANCES, 1981-2016
Entries in italics are from seasons prior to 1982
RUSHING YARDS
Steve Slaton 290 2001 Dougherty
Joe Ruggiero 265 2014 Carroll
Steve Slaton 263 2004 Carroll
Steve Slaton 261 2002 North Catholic
Steve Slaton 253 2003 Neumann
Joe Ruggiero 241 2014 New Hope-Solebury
Steve Slaton 239 2002 Bristol
Steve Slaton 235 2002 Wood
Steve Slaton 220 2004 Neumann
Steve Slaton 218 2003 Kennedy-Kenrick
Steve Slaton 215 2003 North Catholic
Ed McDowell 209 1969 Frankford
CARRIES
Chris Rooney 44 1983 Kenrick
Rasuel Thomas 37 2005 McDevitt
Steve Slaton 33 2002 Kennedy-Kenrick
Rich Brown 32 2010 Neumann-Goretti
Steve Slaton 29 2003 McDevitt
Rasuel Thomas 28 2005 Neumann
Steve Slaton 27 2004 Neumann
Steve Slaton 27 2004 Truman
 
PASSING YARDS
Kevin Schafer 281 2006 McDevitt
Matt Della-Croce 257 2007 McDevitt
Matt Della-Croce 248 2008 North Catholic
Bob Zupcic 240 1983 Judge
Kevin Schafer 239 2006 Neumann-Goretti
COMPLETIONS
Matt Della-Croce 20 2007 McDevitt
Mike Alley 17 2013 Neumann-Goretti
Bob Zupcic 16 1983 Judge
Matt Della-Croce 16 2008 North Catholic
Bob Zupcic 15 1983 McDevitt
Matt Savoy 15 1987 Ryan
Kevin Schafer 15 2006 McDevitt
Kevin Schafer 15 2006 Carroll
Kevin Schafer 15 2006 McDevitt
ATTEMPTS
Mike Alley 36 2013 Neumann-Goretti
Kevin Schafer 34 2006 McDevitt
Matt Della-Croce 33 2007 McDevitt
Bob Zupcic 32 1983 Judge
Matt Della-Croce 31 2008 North Catholic
Kevin Schafer 30 2006 Carroll
Bob Zupcic 29 1983 McDevitt
Matt Della-Croce 29 2007 Sun Valley
Anthony Singlar 29 2009 Council Rock South
Coleman 28 1987 Judge
 
RECEIVING YARDS
Joe Ruggiero 178 2014 Upper Moreland
Ryan Golin 175 2007 McDevitt
Ryan Bond 149 2008 Carroll
Ed Minogue 137 1987 Ryan
Ryan Golin 136 2008 North Catholic
Ryan Golin 135 2006 McDevitt
Ryan Golin 121 2006 North Catholic
Tim Bolton 117 2011 McDevitt
Jim Hvizda 113 1983 Judge
Jordan Burney 108 2014 McDevitt
Jim Schurr 102 1986 Willingboro (NJ)
Jeff McClenton 100 2004 McDevitt
RECEPTIONS
Ryan Golin 15 2007 McDevitt
Ed Minogue 12 1987 Ryan
Joe Ruggiero 10 2014 Upper Moreland
Ryan Golin 10 2008 North Catholic

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FIRST TEAM ALL-CITY PICKS
(1971-77 Bulletin/1978-2015 Daily News)
Year Name Pos.
1971 Gerry Gallagher Rec.
1971 Rich Gibney L
1972 Tim Stough T
1974 Tony Petruccio IL
  Brian Sottile DB
1976 Shawn Passman RB
1979 Len Lynch L
  Tom Seger P
1980 Tom Seger KR
1981 Mike Kramer IL
  Keith Armstrong RB
  Rick Burns DB
1982 Rick Burns DB
1983 Mark Murphy L
  Bob Zupcic QB
  Mark Pizzo IL
1984 Mark Pizzo L
1986 Jim Schurr DB
1988 John Fletcher LB
  Steve Schurr DB
1993 Jeff Perry P
1994 Pete Iovino L
2002 Matt Brazil DL
  Rob Biernat LB
2003 Steve Slaton RB
2004 Steve Slaton RB
2006 Kevin Schafer DB

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COACHES & RECORDS
NON-LEAGUE ERA (No Seniors in 1958)  
Coach Years League Overall
Dick Bedesem 1958-62 None

21-26-3

CATHOLIC LEAGUE ERA  
Coach Years League Overall
Dick Bedesem 1963-70 46-8-2 72-22-4
   Bedesem total     93-48-7
Bernie Farrell 1971-72 8-6-2 12-7-2
Bob Wagner 1973-75 10-12-2 17-14-3
Bill Travers 1976-84 44-26-2 55-35-4
Chuck Knowles 1985-90 13-30-2 17-43-3
Jack Techtmann 1991-93 2-19-0 5-26-0
Chuck Knowles 1994-98 7-28-0 8-41-0
   Knowles total   20-58-2 25-84-3
John Quinn 1999-01 5-16-0 5-26-0
Kevin Kelly

2002-10

29-27-0

52-55-0
Jack Techtmann 2011-16 9-17-0 28-40-0
   Techtmann total   11-36-0 33-66-0
  173-189-9 292-335-19

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS/COACHES
NON-LEAGUE ERA
1958   Dick Bedesem

0   8   1

1959  

5   5   0

1960  

3   7   1

1961  

8   1   1

1962  

5   5   0

CATHOLIC LEAGUE ERA
1963   Dick Bedesem    9   3   1
1964      4   7   0
1965      9   3   0
1966    12   1   0 
1967    11   1   0
1968      8   2   1
1969    11   2   0
1970      8   3   2
1971   Bernie Farrell    6   2   2
1972      6   5   0
1973   Bob Wagner    6   5   1
1974      7   4   1
1975      4   5   1
1976   Bill Travers    3   5   1
1977      7   3   0
1978      7   3   0
1979      6   4   0
1980      8   1   1
1981      8   4   0
1982      6   3   2
1983      8   3   0
1984      2   9   0
1985   Chuck Knowles    2   8   0
1986      6   4   1
1987      2   8   0
1988      6   5   1
1989      1   9   0
1990      0   9   1
1991   Jack Techtmann    3   8   0
1992      0 10   0
1993      2   8   0
1994   Chuck Knowles    4   5   0
1995      2   8   0
1996      0 10   0
1997      0 10   0
1998      2   8   0
1999   John Quinn    1   9   0
2000      1   9   0
2001      3   8   0
2002   Kevin Kelly    8   4   0
2003      5   6   0
2004    10   3   0
2005      7   6   0
2006      6   7   0
2007      1 11   0
2008      8   4   0
2009      6   5   0
2010      1   9   0
2011   Jack Techtmann    1 10   0
2012      6   5   0
2013      3   7   0
2014      4   8   0
2015      5   6   0
2016      9   4   0

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE TITLES

1963, Overall: 5-1, 9-3-1
1966, Overall: 6-1, 12-1
1967, Overall, 6-1, 11-1
1969, Overall, 8-0, 11-2 
1970, Overall, 7-0-1, 8-3-2

CITY TITLES

1963, Overall, 5-1, 9-3-1   TIE
1966, Overall, 6-1, 12-1
1967, Overall, 6-1, 11-1
1969, Overall, 8-0, 11-2
2016, AAA, 4-2, 8-4

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RECAPS OF CATHOLIC LEAGUE TITLE WINS
(All From Overall Era)

1963
At Franklin Field
Egan 36, SJ Prep 14
    The running of Paul McDowell (17-104, two TDs) and John Kerr
(21-91, TD) enabled Egan to win the title in its first year of CL
membership. For Prep, which won the Southern Division in its return to
CL competition after a six-season absence, Billy Frank's fumble recovery
set up the game's first TD, Brendan Murray's 2-yard run.
1966
At Kennedy Stadium
Egan 39, West 6
    Larry Marshall, who'd become a backfield starter at midseason
due to injury, contributed three TDs (run, pass, 77-yard kickoff return)
and John Lyons rushed 13 times for 108 yards and a score. Bob Migliorino
and Craig Kugler had two interceptions each and Gary Gray recovered two
fumbles. Jim Suravicz's midfield block sprung Tom Duffy for a 96-yard
kickoff return TD. Joe Gifford ran for West's TD.
1967
At Temple Stadium
Egan 27, West 8
    Larry Marshall sprinted for a 58-yard TD just 43 seconds into
the second half, expanding Egan's lead to 14-0. Frank Yacovino, Mike
Goetz and Jim Ryan also ran for TDs. Star linebacker Gary Gray injured
his ankle with Egan ahead, 20-0. For West, Dennis Kollhoff ran 3 yards
for a TD while Rich Lee had an 86-yard punt return TD nullified by
clipping.
1969
At Temple Stadium
Egan 7, St. James 6
    Egan rolled up 317 yards rushing thanks to Dennis Molloy
(20-123), Bob Lamina (18-102) and Ed McDowell (18-74), but lost two TDs
and was held scoreless until 6:05 left, when McDowell ran 15 yards for a
TD. Tim Koch added the PAT, then Brian Sweeney and Lou Siesser made late
interceptions. Joe Ryan's 1-yard TD was all the scoring for St. James,
which entered with a 37-point average.
1970
At Temple Stadium
Egan 20, St. James 8
    QB Dick Bedesem Jr. rushed 18 times for 96 yards and a TD to
help his father win the CL championship for the fifth time in eight
years. Mark Donahue ran for one score and passed to John Schailey for
another. Punter Frank Scoz ran for a first down to set up Egan's final
TD. For St. James, QB Tony Kozak ran for a score.

RECAPS OF CITY TITLE WINS
(All From Overall Era)

1963 . . . TIE
At Franklin Field
Egan 16, Roxborough 16 (tie)
    After George Katzenbach made a tackle and fumble recovery at
Roxborough's 1 to keep Egan from going ahead, Egan's Paul Barczy and Joe
Frazer combined to tackle Frank Ruchalski for a game-tying safety with
1:35 remaining. With Egan going for the win after the free kick,
Katzenbach and Mike Riesberg forced a fumble and John Heiser recovered
on Roxborough's 6. Roxborough had taken a 16-14 lead on a safety of its
own (bad snap on punt). Paul McDowell (23-95, TD) and John Kerr (18-91)
led Egan in rushing. For Roxborough, the scores came on Bobby Feret's
79-yard punt return and Ron Darlington's 68-yard pass to Hal Werntz.
1966
At Franklin Field
Egan 27, Franklin 0
    Sylvester "Pancho" Micir passed 5 yards to Frank Yacovino for
the game's first TD, then ran for two more as Egan cruised. The Eagles
scored two TDs in the final 4 minutes of the first half as Tom Duffy set
up the first with a 32-yard punt return and the second with a fumble
recovery.
1967
At Franklin Field
Egan 28, Central 12
    Larry Marshall churned out 182 yards and two TDs on 20 carries
while Mike Goetz added two TDs and 101 yards on eight carries. Under
coach Dick Bedesem, Egan became the third school to win back-to-back
city titles, joining St. Joseph's Prep (1938-39) and Southern (1944-45).
Central's highlight was a 50-yard scoring pass from Jack Gorman to
Handsome Wearing, while Johnnie Williams rushed 24 times for 79 yards
and a TD.
1969
At Franklin Field
Egan 29, Frankford 20
    Mike Friel's 72-yard pass to Ed McDowell gave Egan a 7-0 lead
after 70 seconds, but Frankford stormed to a 20-7 halftime bulge as
Warren Mays threw TD passes to Gregory Taylor, Mike Biddle and Ernie
Kinzler. Tackle Jim Helstrom began Egan's comeback by recovering
teammate Bob Lamina's fumble for a TD, then Friel and McDowell ran for
scores of 33 and 84 yards, respectively. McDowell finished with 22
carries for 209 yards, raising his career total to 2,258. Lamina added
100 yards on 18 carries to finish with 2,117 yards. Mays passed
10-for-21 for 125 yards.
2016
AAA DIVISION

At Northwest Super Site
  Conwell-Egan 14, Del-Val 12: DV showed right-away swagger with an
onside kick. Didn't work. C-E recovered and drove down a short field for
the game's first TD, Terome Mitchell's 14-yard run. Mitchell (17-69) had
entered the game with five rushing yards for the season; mainstays Patrick
Garwo (injury) and Kyree Bronson (ejection) were unavailable. The Eagles'
other score, giving them their first City Title since 1969 (Jack Barreras hit
both kicks), was scored by Daniel Green on a 13-yard pass from Kendall
Jones. His previous stats -- one catch for 10 yards. For DV, Charles Britt
ran for 69 yards (one TD) and passed for 35 while Brandon Pierce
notched a score on a 52-yard punt return.