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 Observations, notes, etc., on games I've seen during
 the 2018 season . . . Plus some Tedbits.
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September 2018 (and earlier)

OCT. 15
TEDBIT
 
This isn't the most riveting nugget. But the quirky stuff always captivates me, so here we go. Over the last five seasons, SJ Prep has scored exactly 49 points 10 times. D'Andre Swift, now at Georgia, was a headliner in six of those games. OK, I'm ready for your question . . . How many times had the Prep scored 49 points in the 64 seasons from 1950 through 2013? Just twice -- vs. La Salle in 2002 and McDevitt in 2011.

SJ Prep's 49-Point Outbursts, 2014-18
Year Opponent Leading Scorere Points
2014 Malvern D'Andre Swift / Jack Clements 12
  Judge D'Andre Swift  12
  Pine-Richland D'Andre Swift 24
2015 La Salle D'Andre Swift 18
  Roman D'Andre Swift / Terrence Greene 12
2016 Oaks Christian (CA) D'Andre Swift 24
2017 Roman Eight guys with . . .  6
  Parkland Marques Mason 24
2018 La Salle Kolbe Burrell / Marvin Harrison 12
  Wood Marques Mason 18

OCT. 14
TEDBIT
 
Everybody gets a trophy . . . You've heard that phrase in these modern times. And here's an offshoot. It's likely already time to give Malvern the Inter-Ac trophy. Yes, only one league tilt has been played this season. But the Friars won it (51-17 over Penn Charter) and that triumph raised their overall record to 7-0. This is season No. 69 for Malvern as an I-A football participant. This is the ninth time the Friars have stormed to a 7-0 overall start. They finished perfect in I-A play in the first eight (35-0) and lost just two times overall -- to Valley Forge MA in 2005 and St. Joseph's Prep in 2007. Below are the results and the teams' first team All-Inter-Ac selections.

 */I-A 1972 (Outright) Result MP Opp First Team All-Inter-Ac Pos.
  Valley Forge MA W 36 7 Mike Riordan T
* Penn Charter W 12 0 Wally Shields RB
* Episcopal W 25 6 Mike Cappelletti RB
* Germantown Academy W 13 10 Bob Carey DE
  Roxborough W 27 0 Herb Beck DT
* Haverford School W 33 0 Dan Riordan DT
* Chestnut Hill +W 2 0 Joe Rosati DB
  West Philadelphia W 39 6    
  SJ Prep W 52 0    
  +-forfeit          
    Totals 9-0 239 29    
  1974 (Outright) Result MP Opp First Team All-Inter-Ac Pos.
  Chichester W 20 6 Mike Ameche C
  Carroll W 13 7 Ron Ronzone G
  Peddie (NJ) W 41 13 Pat Sheridan G
  Nether-Providence W 29 12 Herb Beck T
  Lawrenceville (NJ) W 30 7 Steve Donnelly B
* Germantown Academy W 34 8 Jim DellaFranco B
* Penn Charter W 6 0 Sam Dolente DE
* Episcopal W 34 0 Dan Riordan DT
* Haverford School W 27 14 Mark Kolmer LB
  SJ Prep W 27 12 Bill Corbett LB
    Totals 10-0 261 79 Joe Rosati DB
          Brian McHugh DB
  1980 (Outright) Result MP Opp First Team All-Inter-Ac Pos.
  Neumann W 20 0 Steve Sullivan LB
  Delhaas W 47 0 Bob McEvoy Rec
  Marple-Newtown W 34 0 Mike Burke QB
  St. Mark's (DE) W 36 20 David Orr RB
* Germantown Academy W 25 7 Kevin Bradley DE
* Penn Charter W 29 6 Brian Wall LB
* Episcopal W 22 6 Ed Devine DB
* Haverford School W 35 0 Barkley Sample DB
  Williamson Trade W 41 19    
TG Bonner W 48 0    
    Totals 10-0 337 58    
  1995 (Outright) Result MP Opp First Team All-Inter-Ac Pos.
  Valley Forge MA W 18 8 John Heavens
  W. Chester Henderson W 12 0 Steve Galczenski L
  Downingtown W 34 17 Brooks McDonald L
  Loyola (MD) W 19 8 Dave O'Brien Rec
* Germantown Academy W 48 14 Derrick Downs RB
* Penn Charter W 27 13 Toby Booker RB
* Episcopal W 42 7 Joe Nangle RB
* Haverford School W 48 12 Mike Pinto DL
  Owen J. Roberts W 40 12 Doug Borgerson DB
TG Carroll W 40 4    
    Totals 10-0 328 95    
  2001 (Outright) Result MP Opp First Team All-Inter-Ac Pos.
  SJ Prep W 21 10 Jeff Carroll L
  W. Chester Henderson W 14 9 Stefan Niemczyk L
  Downingtown W 35 7 Kevin Barr Rec
  W. Chester East W 41 9 Mike Treston RB
* Penn Charter W 24 0 Brendan Carney K
* Episcopal W 35 0 T.J. Cascio DL
* Haverford School W 35 19 Michael Meehan DL
* Germantown Academy W 44 7 Shawn Quinn DL
  Shanahan W 49 0 Gerald Price LB
    Totals 9-0 298 61 Kevin Lilly LB
          Chris Emper LB
          D.J. Driscoll DB
          Rob McGarrigle DB
  2005 (Outright) Result MP Opp First Team All-Inter-Ac Pos.
  Chester W 35 0 Joe Rawlings L
  W. Chester Henderson W 28 27 Trey Womack Rec
  Downingtown East W 23 20 Jimmie Cotton RB
  Peddie (NJ) W 31 14 Tom Hagan RB
  Salesianum (DE) W 48 21 Paul Ostick DL
* Haverford School W 42 0 Mark Miller DL
* Germantown Academy W 42 0 Steve Layne LB
* Penn Charter W 44 24 Ian Mitchell DB
* Episcopal W 39 0 Will Miller DB
  Valley Forge MA L 23 40    
TG Bonner W 21 0    
    Totals 10-1 386 146    
  2007 (Outright) Result MP Opp First Team All-Inter-Ac Pos.
  La Salle W 21 14 Nick Busillo L
  W. Chester Henderson W 27 26 Joe Price Rec
  McDonogh (MD) W 46 7 Ryan Nassib QB
  Salesianum (DE) W 38 0 Neil Willis RB
* Episcopal W 31 21 CJ Mooney DL
* Haverford School W 41 0 Joe Coffey LB
* Germantown Academy W 10 7 Billy Conners DB
* Penn Charter W 43 21    
* Chestnut Hill W 26 18    
TG SJ Prep L 6 33    
    Totals 9-1 289 147    
  2008 (Outright) Result MP Opp First Team All-Inter-Ac Pos.
  La Salle 47 21 Bobby Panchisin L
  W. Chester Henderson W 42 0 Mike McCorkle L
  McDonogh (MD) W 34 15 Matt Devlin L
  Salesianum (DE) W 42 0 Joe Price Rec
* Episcopal W 53 8 Billy Conners QB
* Haverford School W 43 0 James Connelly RB
* Germantown Academy W 56 23 Neil Willis RB
* Penn Charter W 55 21 CJ Mooney DL
* Chestnut Hill W 18 0 Joe DiTrolio DL
TG SJ Prep  W 34 27 Rob McCabe LB
    Totals 10-0 424 115    
  2018 (TBD) Result MP Opp First Team All-Inter-Ac Pos.
  Roman W 49 17    
  La Salle W 35 23    
  McDonogh (MD) W 19 3    
  Berks Catholic W 42 32    
  Peddie (NJ) W 28 25    
  Avon Grove W 35 7    
* Penn Charter W 51 17    
    Totals 7-0 259 124    

OCT. 13
TEDBIT
 
Just six games into this season, Eastern Regional already owns 270 points and that number is tied for sixth place in school history. (The school played two varsity games in 1965 before its first full season in '66.) The average output this season is 45.0 and that's more than 10 points better than the 2013 squad averaged (34.7). At least 50 points have been scored 13 times and that total has thrice been reached in 2018. Quite a duo of feats. Nick Strom is the offensive coordinator for coach John Doherty and the grunts are C Jake LaRosa, LG Rocco Tursi, LT Jermaine Donaldson, RG Ben Sperling and RT Matt Chaves. They're guided by Dave "Lumpy" Williams. The offense often redefines hurry-up. In last night's 54-19 win over Trenton Central, for instance, Eastern ran 73 plays and the final 13 minutes were played with a running clock. The Vikings have scored 26 rushing TDs and 13 through the air. They've added 25 PAT, four two-point conversions and one field goal. The offense has scored all 270 points.  
 

Eastern's Outbursts of at Least 50 Points
Year Opponent Points
2013 Washington Township 63
1976 Williamstown 62
1981 Cherry Hill West 62
1999 Shawnee 61
2018 Washington Township 60
1971 Highland 58
1999 Cherry Hill East 56
2012 Winslow Township 55
2018 Trenton Central 54
2013 Winslow Township 52
2018 Cherry Hill East 52
2013 Timber Creek 50
2003 Cherry Hill East 50
Eastern's Top Season Point Totals
Year Points Games Avg.
2013 416 12 34.7
1999 387 12 32.3
1982 342 11 31.1
2003 320 12 26.7
2012 295 11 26.8
2018 270 6 45.0
1981 270 10 27.0
2007 263 11 23.9
1983 253 11 23.0
2008 249 10 24.9

OCT. 12
SOUTH JERSEY FOOTBALL
Eastern 54, Trenton Central 19
 
Let's start with a look at one play. Someone should post it on Youtube with the description The Perfect Way to Execute a Fade. The play only covered nine yards, but fades come no better from the blocking to the delivery by sr. QB Andrew Heck to the pattern/hands as shown by soph WR Jordan Diaz. I'm tellin' ya, it was a true gem. It occurred on the first play of the second quarter and provided a 21-0 lead as sr. Jacob Batt, a left-footer, hammered home the PAT. Actually, there were a number of impressive moments all night as the Vikings entertained a large, energized Homecoming crowd. As has often happened lately, plays kept racking up yardage and I found myself thinking, "Gotta be 300 by now . . . Gotta be 400 by now . . . Maybe even 500 by now?" Indeed, and then some. Eastern finished with 541. Heck was again a monster, going 20-for-30 for 296. And that number was reached even though, as I'm sure he'd admit, a few of his tosses to open guys were uncommonly misdirected. Sr. WR Dante Kiett is almost always a game-long force. Tonight his early contributions were minimal, but he wound up with six snags for 86 yards and two TDs. Sr. TJ "Tough As They Come" Franden rushed 12 times for 81 yards and a score and even ran toward the locker room late in the halftime break after holding down a prominent spot in the Homecoming court. And, of course, he delivered some thwacks! on defense and even recovered an onside kick late in the third quarter. Jr. RB Mike Suarez ran 11 times for 107 yards and a TD and sr. Umar Davis showed brass with two TD runs and a 29-yard gain on a pass play. Meanwhile, here's thinking maybe the happiest kid was sr. WR Mike Fehrenback, who's not accustomed to seeing much action. But very late in this one, he produced a 9-yard gain on a flip from classmate Chase Stafford. Like always, the grunts were devoted and effective. Pancakes were spotted in numerous locales. TC had some very respectable athletes, but some early mishaps seemed to destroy the confidence level. At times, sr. QB Mahsiah McRae was a handful, especially when the Eastern guys didn't get to him early. Quite late, jr. CB Tyquil Anderson made an easy interception and easily returned the ball 19 yards for a score. One of TC's tackles was sr. Hollin Pierce, who's listed at 6-9, 390 pounds on the roster. Yes, he made Eastern giant Jermaine Donaldson look normal sized. Eastern did a great job with the assorted ceremonies. Senior band members, cheerleaders and players (along with one manager) were given a chance to shine, accompanied by family members, and the group stretched up and down the field forever. Timewise, this 7 o'clock game could not get out of its own way. The second half did not begin until 8:55 (hay-zoooooos!) and it was exactly 9:30 when the mercy rule took effect (at 48-12) with 1:17 remaining in the third quarter. Eastern will hit the road for its final two games of the regular season -- Hammonton and Kingsway. Was checking out some back-in-the-day results. Eastern's field added lights for the 1983 season and the 35th anniversary of the first night win will be Sunday. The Vikings beat Highland, 39-7, on Oct. 14. In their first home night game (on Sept. 30), they fell to Woodrow Wilson, 22-6.

Eastern's offense
C Jake LaRosa
G Rocco Tursi
G Ben Sperling
T Jermaine Donaldson
T Matt Chaves
*TE Jalen Egan
WR Dante Kiett
WR Jordan Casseus
WR Stevie Benson
WR Jordan Diaz
QB Andrew Heck
#RB TJ Franden
#RB Mike Suarez
*depending on formation
#share position
Eastern's defense
E Jalen Egan
E Ben Sperling
T Ryan Lombardi
LB Umar Davis
LB TJ Franden
LB Michael Wall
WLB Moe Howard
CB Dante Kiett
CB Kevin Lynch
FS Mike Suarez
SS Jordan Casseus



 

OCT. 12
TEDBIT
 
Never know when an opener, in effect, will decide the championship. Last year, host Malvern topped Penn Charter, 23-9, on Oct. 14 and the teams wound up finishing first and second, respectively, in the Inter-Ac League standings. The teams will meet again this afternoon at PC.
As noted in previous postings on this matter, the MP-PC series began in 1949, when the former won a non-league affair, 7-0. Malvern, which owns a 44-24-1 advantage, joined the Inter-Ac for the '50 season. Streaks: PC, eight wins in a row from 1952-59; PC, six from 1963-68; Malvern, 13 from 1969-81; Malvern, 11 from 2007 to now. Three performances in last year's game qualified for spots on the list below -- 171 rushing yards by Malvern's O'Shaan Allison, 264 passing yards by PC's Will Samuel and 108 receiving yards by PC's star rusher, Edward Saydee. Just a liiiiiitle short of the top efforts from 2016 -- 326 by MP's Zac Fernandez, 316 by PC's Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky and 153 by PC's Chris Tucker. On the list, Chris and Derrick Downs are brothers. John Loughery, Pat McCain and Mike McGlinchey are cousins. Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan, another cousin, was on this list in 2014, but his 173 no longer qualifies. Alex Hornibrook, the starting QB for Wisconsin, is the nephew of former MLB catcher Ben Davis, who's also a Malvern product. John Loughery's dad, John, was a star QB for PC in the late '70s. The other three guys are his sisters' kids. PC receiver Daryl Worley is now playing cornerback for the Oakland Raiders and McGlinchey is a rookie starter at tackle with the San Francisco 49ers.

Top Performances in Malvern-Penn Charter Series, 1982-2017
RUSHING         PASSING         RECEIVING      
Zac Fernandez MP 326 2016   Mike Hnatkowsky PC 316 2016   Daryl Worley PC 175 2012
Chris Downs MP 276 1996   John Loughery PC 298 2009   Joe Price MP 170 2008
O'Shaan Allison MP 253 2015   Pat McCain PC 275 2012   Chris Tucker PC 153 2016
Chris Downs MP 214 1997   Alex Hornibrook MP 264 2014   David Martina PC 138 2009
Bobby Hill MP 210 2009   Will Samuel PC 264 2017   Troy Gallen MP 123 2013
Shawn Wilson MP 196 2011   Billy Conners MP 244 2008   Tyrone Tolbert PC 123 1995
Ian Mitchell MP 183 2005   Larry Storm PC 224 1995   Billy McKinney PC 117 2000
O'Shaan Allison MP 171 2017   John Loughery PC 195 2008   Troy Gallen MP 110 2012
James Berry PC 159 1998   James Hannah PC 189 2003   Edward Saydee PC 108 2017
Derrick Downs MP 154 1994   Alex Hornibrook MP 186 2013   Mike McGlinchey PC 100 2012

OCT. 11
TEDBIT
 
Mindful that Northeast product Brent Grimes has been playing in the NFL for a good while now, I decided to be sure on his number of seasons. Things snowballed from there and here we go . . . The list below shows all "Our Guys" who've played for at least eight seasons. SJ Prep's Rich Gannon and Dougherty's Harry Swayne own the No. 1 and 2 spots. There are ties for the rest of them. Roman's Marvin Harrison and Jim Katcavage lasted 13 seasons apiece. Northeast's Herb Adderley is the far-and-away championships leader with eight. Jack Ferrante, who later coached at Bonner, briefly attended a trade school that did not offer football. He was discovered playing sandlot football. Research for this list was performed via https://www.pro-football-reference.com/

"Our Guys" With NFL-AFL Careers of at Least Eight Seasons
Name School Years Stretch Pos. Titles
Rich Gannon SJ Prep 17 1987-93 / 1995-2004 QB 0
Harry Swayne Dougherty 15 1987-2001 OL 3
*-Marvin Harrison Roman 13 1996-2008 WR 1
\Jim Katcavage Roman 13 1956-68 DL 1
Frank "Bucko" Kilroy North Catholic 13 1943-55 OL 2
*-Herb Adderley Northeast 12 1961-72 DB 8
Jahri Evans Frankford 12 2006-17 OL 1
Brent Grimes Northeast 12 2007-18 DB 0
Joe Klecko St. James 12 1977-88 DL 0
Lance Johnstone Germantown 11 1996-06 LB 0
Jess Richardson Roxborough 11 1953-56 / 1958-64 OL 1
Erik Williams Bartram 11 1991-2001 OL 3
Anthony Becht Bonner 11 2000-09 / 2011 TE 0
Frank Wycheck Ryan 11 1993-2003 TE 0
Matt Ryan Penn Charter 11 2008-18 QB 0
Raheem Brock Dobbins 10 2002-11 DE 1
Mike Jarmoluk Frankford 10 1946-55 DL 2
*-Leroy Kelly Gratz 10 1964-73 RB 1
Al Atkinson Bonner 10 1965-74 LB 2
Ed Cook South Catholic 10 1958-67 OL 0
Jim Cooper Dougherty 10 1977-86 OL 1
Roderick Coleman Gratz 9 1999-2007 DL 0
John Tracey Northeast 9 1959-67 LB 2
John Cappelletti Bonner 9 1974-78 / 1980-83 RB 0
Bob Bell West Phila. 8 1971-78 DT 0
James Brown Mastbaum 8 1993-2000 OL 0
Jack Ferrante None 8 1941 / 1944-50 E 2
J.T. Turner Franklin 8 1977-84 OL 0
*_Hall of Fame          

OCT. 10
TEDBIT
 
Inter-Ac League play begins this weekend and, of course, the teams will combine for a 3-3 record. Quite a dip from the previous six weeks. The six I-A teams combined to go 26-6 in non-league games for a high quality winning percentage of .813. Guess what? That only ranks fourth over the last 13 seasons since Chestnut Hill Academy (now SCH Academy) rejoined the league for football. Overall, the I-A has won a shade more than two-thirds of the non-leaguers at .684. In fact, a losing record (10-20, ouch) was posted just once in 2010.

Inter-Ac in Non-League
Games, 2006-18
Year W L Pct.
2015 26 5 .839
2016 25 5 .833
2014 23 5 .821
2018 26 6 .813
2007 20 8 .714
2008 22 9 .710
2013 22 10 .688
2006 21 10 .677
2009 19 12 .613
2012 18 12 .600
2011 28 12 .600
2017 17 14 .548
2010 10 20 .333
  277 128 .684

OCT. 9
TEDBIT
 
Sometimes a Tedbit turns into a doubleheader. The original plan was to post the Top 10 scoring outbursts in Egan/Conwell-Egan history. Five have taken place over these last two seasons and star rusher Patrick Garwo, a Boston College commit, has been the leading scorer in four of them. In the Ragles' opener this season, Garwo rushed for 178 yards and that effort raised his career total to 3,215, No. 26 in Catholic/Inter-Ac history. He still meant serious business, folks. Six games later . . . he's over 4,000! And just nine guys have reached that number. Patrick's total is exactly 4,200 and he surpassed 4,000 in Saturday night's 55-point outburst vs. Bonner-Prendergast. His final total was 209. Huck tabulated the stats. Patrick carried for three and five yards on C-E's first series, raising his total to 3,999. He gained three yards on his first tote of the Eagles' next series to - ding, ding, ding! -- reach and surpass 4,000. That play went from B-P's 26 to the 23. 'Grats to Pat!  

Egan/C-E's Top 10 Scoring Outbursts
Year Opponent We They Leading Scorer Pts
1962 McDevitt 68 6 Al Pezzola 22
2017 Bonner-Prendergast 63 21 Patrick Garwo 18
1966 Notre Dame (NJ)  60 6 *three guys 12
2017 Schuylkill Valley 56 24 Patrick Garwo 30
1962 Bristol 55 6 Al Pezzola 21
2013 Valley Forge MA 55 8 Andrew Linder/Jarrett Patman 12
2017 New Hope-Solebury 55 14 Patrick Garwo 30
2018 Bonner-Prendergast 55 6 Patrick Garwo 18
2018 Lansdale Catholic 55 28 Alex Goldsby 14
1977 McDevitt 54 0 #three guys 12
*-Irv Whalen, Jack Lyons, Tom Duffy        
#-Len Rodak, Joe Lynch, Earl Voorhees     

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4,000-Yard Career Rushers in Catholic/Inter-Ac History
Name School Yards Year
Curtis Brinkley West Catholic 6,528 2003
Steve Slaton Conwell-Egan 5,998 2004
Kevin Jones O'Hara 5,728 2000
Samir Bullock Judge/Ryan 5,209 2014
Jarrett McClenton Wood 4,539 2014
D'Andre Swift SJ Prep 4,273 2016
Patrick Garwo Conwell-Egan 4,200 2018
Chris Downs Malvern 4,045 1997
Syaire Madden SCH/La Salle 4,008 2016

OCT. 8
TEDBIT
 
This season already qualifies as one of the strangest in La Salle High's lengthy grid history, and we'll see what happens down the road. For now there's this: After losing their first three games, the Explorers have posted two of the Top 10 scoring outbursts over a three-game span. They rang up 58 vs. Haverford School and 55 vs. Judge. Those numbers rank fourth and sixth. The two outbursts in '97 were posted in consecutive games -- 59 vs. Kennedy-Kenrick and 61 vs. Dougherty. Those schools closed in 2010. In Friday night's game against Judge, frosh Sam Brown, known as "Touchdown Sammy Brown" when he played last fall for the nationally famous Little Quakers youth team, contributed three TDs and 196 scrimmage yards. For the LQs, he carried 48 times for 466 yards (9.7 average!) and six TDs in just four games.

La Salle's Top 10 Scoring Outbursts
Year Opponent We They Leading Scorer Points
2010 Neumann-Goretti 63 0 *three guys 12
1997 Dougherty 61 13 Mike Lorusso 18
1997 Kennedy-Kenrick 59 0 Jeff Pietrak 14
2018 Haverford School 58 28 Manny Quiles/Sean Daly 12
2009 Plymouth-Whitemarsh 56 0 Jamal Abdur-Rahman 18
2018 Judge 55 20 Sam Brown 18
1925 Malvern 54 0 John Gilligan 19
1957 Roman 53 12 Johnny Herrera 23
1945 St. John's (Manayunk) 52 0 George Jacobs 12
1961 Roman 50 0 Bob Leone 12
*-Jamal Abdur-Rahman, John Palermo, Colin O'Hara    

OCT. 7
TEDBIT
 
This is season No. 13 for SCH Academy (formerly Chestnut Hill Academy) as a repeat Inter-Ac League football member and, like almost always, you can find quality receivers. Listed below -- in four breakdowns -- are guys who've racked up at least 400 yards. Ke'Shawn Williams and Pat Elliott have already done so and league play for the Blue Devils has yet to begin. Five games remain, so who knows how high the numbers will soar with help from QB Aaron Angelos and quality protection?

Receptions

Year Name Rec. Yards YPR TDs
2015 Matt Hoffman 47 713 15.2 8
2014 Dylan Parsons 47 1001 21.3 12
2013 Owen McAdoo 42 531 12.6 8
2017 Pat Elliott 40 527 13.2 4
2013 Dylan Parsons 34 694 20.4 9
2015 Jack Cucinotta 31 515 16.6 4
2014 Jordan Johnson 31 768 24.8 9
2012 Bobby Keyes 31 537 17.3 4
2016 Matt Hoffman 29 444 15.3 7
2016 Jack Cucinotta 28 489 17.5 6
2018 Ke'Shawn Williams 26 535 20.6 8
2018 Pat Elliott 23 425 18.5 7
2007 Mike Lonergan 23 496 21.6 7
2008 Jon McAllister 21 441 21 4
2006 Mike Lonergan 20 488 24.4 7

Yards per Reception

Year Name Rec. Yards YPR TDs
2014 Jordan Johnson 31 768 24.8 9
2006 Mike Lonergan 20 488 24.4 7
2007 Mike Lonergan 23 496 21.6 7
2014 Dylan Parsons 47 1001 21.3 12
2008 Jon McAllister 21 441 21.0 4
2018 Ke'Shawn Williams 26 535 20.6 8
2013 Dylan Parsons 34 694 20.4 9
2018 Pat Elliott 23 425 18.5 7
2016 Jack Cucinotta 28 489 17.5 6
2012 Bobby Keyes 31 537 17.3 4
2015 Jack Cucinotta 31 515 16.6 4
2016 Matt Hoffman 29 444 15.3 7
2015 Matt Hoffman 47 713 15.2 8
2017 Pat Elliott 40 527 13.2 4
2013 Owen McAdoo 42 531 12.6 8

Receiving Yards

Year Name Rec. Yards YPR TDs
2014 Dylan Parsons 47 1001 21.3 12
2014 Jordan Johnson 31 768 24.8 9
2015 Matt Hoffman 47 713 15.2 8
2013 Dylan Parsons 34 694 20.4 9
2012 Bobby Keyes 31 537 17.3 4
2018 Ke'Shawn Williams 26 535 20.6 8
2013 Owen McAdoo 42 531 12.6 8
2017 Pat Elliott 40 527 13.2 4
2015 Jack Cucinotta 31 515 16.6 4
2007 Mike Lonergan 23 496 21.6 7
2016 Jack Cucinotta 28 489 17.5 6
2006 Mike Lonergan 20 488 24.4 7
2016 Matt Hoffman 29 444 15.3 7
2008 Jon McAllister 21 441 21 4
2018 Pat Elliott 23 425 18.5 7

Touchdown Receptions

Year Name Rec. Yards YPR TDs
2014 Dylan Parsons 47 1001 21.3 12
2014 Jordan Johnson 31 768 24.8 9
2013 Dylan Parsons 34 694 20.4 9
2018 Ke'Shawn Williams 26 535 20.6 8
2015 Matt Hoffman 47 713 15.2 8
2013 Owen McAdoo 42 531 12.6 8
2018 Pat Elliott 23 425 18.5 7
2016 Matt Hoffman 29 444 15.3 7
2007 Mike Lonergan 23 496 21.6 7
2006 Mike Lonergan 20 488 24.4 7
2016 Jack Cucinotta 28 489 17.5 6
2017 Pat Elliott 40 527 13.2 4
2015 Jack Cucinotta 31 515 16.6 4
2012 Bobby Keyes 31 537 17.3 4
2008 Jon McAllister 21 441 21 4

 

OCT. 6
TEDBIT
  Though Wood has won the teams' last eight meetings -- by an overwhelming average score of 40-7, at that -- it still trails Ryan, 28-23, in all-time victories. The teams will meet again this afternoon, 3:30, at George Washington and the game should be close since coach Frank "5" McArdle's Raiders will enter with a 6-0 overall record and a scoring average of 41.3. The teams met twice in all four seasons from 2014 through '17. Ryan's 2013 win was notched by a 22-7 score. Ryan grad Steve Devlin is no longer Wood's coach, so that interesting subplot is no longer part of the series. Listed below are the series' top rushing, passing and receiving performances from 1984-2017. Wood's Jack Colyar posted the No. 3 passing performance as a soph in '16. He has been out since suffering an injury in the season opener and Jake Ross has fared well as his fill-in.

Top Efforts in the Ryan-Wood Series, 1984-2017
RUSHING      
Name Sch. Yds Year
Joe Zeglinski AR 218 2005
Jarrett McClenton AW 202 2014
Al Settembrino AR 184 1985
Rick Hollawell AR 183 1985
Nasir Peoples AW 177 2017
Shawn Thompson AW 159 2016
Al Settembrino AR 144 1985
Jarrett McClenton AW 125 2014
Samir Bullock AR 122 2013
Nasir Peoples AW 122 2017
PASSING      
Name Sch. Yds Year
Anthony Russo AW 378 2015
Mark Ostaszewski AR 231 2013
Jack Colyar AW 171 2016
John Price AR 156 1998
Joe DeLeo AR 154 2002
Mike Becker AW 147 1996
Nick Pinto AR 146 2000
Joe Kosich AW 139 2005
Joe DeLeo AR 138 2001
RECEIVING      
Name Sch. Yds Year
Mark Webb AW 139 2015
Bobby Romano AR 135 2013
Joe Dumas AR 128 2000
James Gillespie AW 114 2015
Bob Kennedy AW 88 1984
Nick Ferdinand AR 86 2006
Bill Fulforth AR 84 1996
Matt Lorditch AW 75 1997
Bill Burke AW 74 1986
Steve Steigerwalt AW 74 1987

OCT. 5
SOUTH JERSEY FOOTBALL
Eastern 42, Atlantic City 6

  Listen, I get it. It would have been nice if Eastern had posted a shutout for the first time since game No. 3 of the 2016 season (35-0 over Cherry Hill East). Overall, though, it hit me as better that AC managed to reach the end zone on a 1-yard sneak by jr. QB Connor Culmone with 6:13 remaining. Those Vikings (that's also Eastern's nickname) have experienced mighty struggles this season and I can't even imagine how crushing it was to play in front of roughly 50 supporters, maybe, on Senior Night. AC honored its senior players and cheerleaders before the game and multiple times along Eastern's sideline I heard guys say, "Where is everybody?" Yes, the clouds were out in full force. But it wasn't raining and there was only a hint of chill in the air (if that) and somehow someone should have made sure more people were in attendance. Anyway, AC's scoring drive covered 58 yards and some major penalties provided big-time help. With the ball at Eastern's 15, Culmone appeared ready to suffer a big loss. But he fared well after being flushed out of the pocket and zig-zagged down to the 1. An encroachment call then moved the pigskin to the half-yard line, so the score was rather easy. Congrats on hanging tough, AC. . . Meanwhile, if someone out there wants to make some money, find a way to schedule a one-on-one football contest between wideouts Dante Kiett of Eastern and Cam Roberts of AC. They could over each other and someone could do the firing. What a show they'd put on! Both are rangy and athletic, with serious hops. Kiett's talents have been mentioned before in these reports and tonight he collected 98 yards on five catches. Roberts had just two catches for 63 yards, but was targeted roughly 15 times and had to deal with the fact that most throws were not in the vicinity. On defense, he did sky high for a deflection that enabled a teammate to make an interception. Plus, he did the punting and boomed 56- and 60-yarders through a crosswind. Eastern's primary headliner was sr. RB TJ Franden, who turned 23 carries into 145 yards and four TDs (8, 1, 1 and 20 yards). He never sped away and waved bye-bye, but seven of his totes did cover at least eight yards and, in a former life, this kid must have been a bulldog. Sr. QB Andrew Heck was his ever-consistent self, passing 12-for-20 for 215 yards and a score to sr. RB Mike Suarez on a well-designed and executed swing pass to the left side; it covered 30 yards. Suarez added nine rushes for 66 yards. The feel-good development involved sr. RB Umar Davis, who has battled back from an injury. He gained 57 yards on just four carries and had a 4-yard TD. On defense, soph Brandon Drayton had an interception in the third quarter while some other guys handled the early good moments -- sr. Ryan "Recent Birthday Boy" Lombardi and soph Kamauri Weaver combined for an impose-their-will sack, jr. Michael Wall broke through for a TFL and jr. Korre Kerrin knocked down a pass. Later, star big-'un T Jermaine Donaldson made his first 2018 appearance on the defensive side and, wouldn't you know it, manhandled some guys to record a TFL. Like always, Franden also made some notable defensive contributions. AC, just to the right of the Atlantic City Expressway shortly before the X-way ends, has a beautiful stadium with ample lighting. The guys with whom I interacted were nice and friendly. Best of luck the rest of the way, Other Vikings. This struggle-stuff ain't easy.

Eastern's offense
C Jake LaRosa
G Rocco Tursi
G Ben Sperling
T Jermaine Donaldson
T Matt Chaves
*TE Jalen Egan
WR Dante Kiett
WR Jordan Casseus
WR Stevie Benson
WR Jordan Diaz
QB Andrew Heck
#RB TJ Franden
#RB Mike Suarez
*depending on formation
#share position
Eastern's defense
E Jalen Egan
E Ben Sperling
T Ryan Lombardi
LB Umar Davis
LB TJ Franden
LB Michael Wall
WLB Moe Howard
CB Dante Kiett
CB Brandon Drayton
FS Mike Suarez
SS Jordan Casseus



 

OCT. 5
TEDBIT
 
The La Salle-Judge series goes way back to 1956 and it'll be continued tonight, 7 o'clock, at a first-time site . . . Ramp Athletic Complex, across the street from Judge. La Salle leads the series, 46-29-0, and has seized the last 16 meetings along with 22 of the last 25. La Salle claimed the first eight games (1956-63) while Judge reeled off two streaks of seven wins -- 1964-70 and 1974-80. La Salle now owns the top efforts in rushing, passing and receiving from 1982 to the present. The rushing (completely) and receiving (almost) efforts are balanced. This will not come as a shock: La Salle owns nine of the top 11 passing performances.

Top Efforts in the La Salle-Judge Series, 1982-2017
RUSHING      
Tim Wade La S 298 2011
Brian Dulin FJ 268 1984
Tim Wade La S 235 2011
Jim Casey FJ 222 1997
Curt Wortham FJ 201 2008
Dan Gallagher FJ 171 1987
Syaire Madden La S 167 2016
Ryan Parfitt La S 166 2000
Max Guevara La S 161 1991
Marquis Seamon FJ 161 2013
PASSING      
Mike Lynch La S 277 2003
John Harrison La S 270 2006
Tom LaMorte La S 264 2016
Kyle Shurmur La S 258 2013
Kyle Shurmur La S 249 2014
Dave Kuptsow FJ 249 1999
Kyle Shurmur La S 227 2013
Drew Loughery La S 223 2009
Gabe Marabella La S 214 1999
Brett Gordon La S 211 1997
Tony Smith FJ 211 2008
RECEIVING      
Troy Holland La S 213 2016
Derek Talley FJ 169 2000
Jimmy Herron La S 167 2013
Tom Ryan FJ 127 2008
Tom Hayes FJ 122 2006
Charlie Hemcher La S 116 2014
Mike Mattia La S 114 1995
Jack Forster La S 113 2006
Rob Citrino FJ 107 1999
Mike Lorusso La S 105 1997

OCT. 4
TEDBIT
 
Thirty years later, history is repeating itself. As in, a guy named Marvin Harrison is lighting up local football fields. The First One starred at Roman Catholic and is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His son, Marvin Jr., is now at St. Joseph's Prep (after previous stops at Penn Charter, through eighth grade, and La Salle, in ninth grade). The list below shows the top receiving performances by Sr. and Jr. Son owns No. 4 and No. 5 along with No. 14. Dad played wideout in '88, then was primarily a running back in '89 and '90. His outburst against Wissahickon occurred in his first varsity game. The No. 12 performance -- one catch for a 68-yard TD vs. Roxborough -- was made in Dad's final game. Over time, it'll be interesting to see how much more Son is like Father. Or even more productive?

Top Receiving Performances by Marvin Harrison Sr. and Jr.
Year Name Opponent Rec, Yards TDs
1988 Father SJ Prep 6 199 2
1988 Father Bensalem 10 142 0
1988 Father Wissahickon 6 131 2
2018 Son La Salle 5 123 2
2018 Son OL Good Counsel 11 111 2
1988 Father Bonner 2 88 1
1989 Father Bonner 2 88 1
1989 Father Bonner 5 85 1
1989 Father SJ Prep 3 80 1
1989 Father West Catholic 4 76 0
1988 Father Carroll 4 72 1
1990 Father Roxborough 1 68 1
1988 Father O'Hara 6 67 1
2017 *Son Roman 3 62 2
1989 Father Ryan 3 54 1
*-While playing for La Salle

OCT. 3
TEDBIT
  The year was 1899. No TV. Not even radio. But the Inquirer, then located at 1109 Market Street, created a local stir and drew national attention by, in effect, providing live play-by-play for football games involving Penn. College football was gigantic at that time. First is a drawing of the people outside the building. Below that is the story about how everything took place.

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OCT. 2
TEDBIT
 
It's only early October and wicked weather, which can really affect passing games, has yet to make an appearance. But for now, three quarterbacks -- one in the Inter-Ac League, two in the Catholic League -- boast special percentages. The list below, with the trio included, shows the top 15 CL/I-A guys in terms of marksmanship since 1981. Germantown Academy's Jordan Longino, also a hoops star, ranks third at 67.1. SJ Prep's Kyle McCord and Wood's Jake Ross stand fifth and seventh. All are first-year starters. Ross' situation is particularly interesting. He began the season as a wideout and Ivy schools were showing interest. He made two catches for 17 yards in Wood's opener and also threw one pass after QB Jack Colyar suffered an injury. He has remained at QB ever since and is averaging 9.4 yards per attempt, one of the top efforts among the guys on the list.

Top Catholic/Inter-Ac Passing Percentage Leaders, 1981-2018
Name School C-A Pct. Yards TDS Year
Joey Monaghan Wood 82-109 75.2 1611 23 '11
Tommy Toal Haver. School 120-178 67.4 1630 18 '15
Jordan Longino Gtn. Academy 49-73 67.1 666 7 '18
Anthony Russo Wood 134-200 67.0 2452 35 '15
Kyle McCord SJ Prep 61-95 64.2 852 8 '18
Kyle Shurmur La Salle 200-312 64.1 2524 28 '14
Jake Ross Wood 30-47 63.8 442 5 '18
Drew Gunther Malvern 91-143 63.4 1100 12 '16
Chris Martin SJ Prep 152-240 63.3 2208 27 '13
Danny Solecki La Salle 124-196 63.3 1483 15 '17
Colin Smith O'Hara 94-149 63.1 1201 13 '01
Alex Hornibrook Malvern 168-265 63.1 2156 26 '14
Mike Lomas O'Hara 90-143 62.9 1411 21 '00
CJ McAnally Episcopal 81-129 62.8 1125 13 '16
Coley Murphy Gtn. Academy 127-203 62.6 1690 22 '93

OCT. 1
TEDBIT
 
In season No. 61 of its varsity football experience, Egan/Conwell-Egan has just accomplished an all-time first. Thanks to their 42-27 win over Carroll, the Eagles have now scored at least 40 points in four consecutive games. In order, they've racked up 41 against Penn Charter, 55 vs. Lansdale Catholic and 42 apiece vs. Neumann-Goretti and Carroll. Sr. RB Patrick Garwo has paced this latest outburst with four TDs and owns 66 points over the span. Other headliners: QB Alex Goldsby (38 points, four TD passes) and sr. handyman Terome Mitchell (36 points). Egan/C-E has scored at least 40 points in a season six times. In 1961, the Eagles were not yet a Catholic League member. The 40-or-more record is six, as set in 1966. On the list below, the games are listed in most-points order.
  C-E's offensive linemen, via coach Jack Techtmann -- soph C Brendan Walker, sr. RG Chauncey Kratee, sr, RT Tom Burns, sr. LG Dwayne Majors, sr, LT Jackson Martinez and jr. TEs Sam Schurr/Connor Dougherty. Jrs. Mason Goodwin and Sean Kleinfelder also are part of the rotation as Gs/Ts.

Seasons With Four Games of at Least 40 Points
For Bishop Egan / Conwell-Egan
1961      
Woodrow Wilson W 48 14
Notre Dame (NJ) W 45 20
Bristol W 44 0
Holy Cross (NJ) W 44 6
  G/Pts/Avg. 4 181 45.3
1966      
Notre Dame (NJ)  W 60 6
Neshaminy W 41 0
Kenrick W 41 6
Wood W 41 0
North Catholic W 40 14
Dougherty W 40 6
  G/Pts/Avg. 6 263 43.8
1968      
North Catholic W 49 18
Ryan W 48 6
Woodrow Wilson W 41 0
Wood  W 41 6
  G/Pts/Avg. 4 179 44.8
2014      
Carroll W 46 21
McDevitt W 46 28
Archmere (DE) W 42 0
New Hope-Solebury W 40 3
  G/Pts/Avg. 4 174 43.5
2017      
Bonner-Prendergast W 63 21
Schuylkill Valley W 56 24
New Hope-Solebury W 55 14
Lansdale Catholic W 44 20
New Hope-Solebury W 42 14
  G/Pts/Avg. 5 260 52.0
2018      
Lansdale Catholic W 55 28
Neumann-Goretti W 42 30
Carroll W 42 27
Penn Charter W 41 14
  G/Pts/Avg. 4 180 45.0