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1939

SOUTH

Coach

Jocko McGarry

Record

*7-1 & 6-2

Starters

John "Duke" Hannan

John "Tubby" Curran

Bernard "Redlight" Loughran

Lou Fiorella

Joe Longo

Key Sub

Mickey Kane

*Regular season split into halves.

1940

SOUTH

Coach

Jocko McGarry

Record

13-3

Starters

Lou Fiorella

Mike "Mickey" Hannan

Frank Gillen

Bill Conway

Ed Kerley

Key Subs

Charlie Hannan

Lou Centanni

John Lipsett

Dick Kearney

1941

SOUTH

Coach

Jocko McGarry

Record

13-1

Starters

Joey Dulczak

Mike "Mickey" Hannan

Charlie Hannan

Lou Centanni

Casimir Simisonitis

Key Subs

Joe Quinn

Tom Quinn

1942

LA SALLE

Coach

Joe Meehan

Record

15-1

Starters

Ed Burns

Ed Shepper

*John Mlodzianowski

Bill Maher

John Markulin

Key Subs

Ray Nolen

Gerry McGeehan

*Later changed surname to Murphy.

1943

ROMAN

Coach

Jordan Olivar

Record

9-7

Starters

Joe Rogers

Fran Rafferty

Jack McCleary

Jack Maloney

Phil Rapone

Key Sub

Andy Quinn

1944

SOUTH

Coach

Jocko McGarry

Record

9-7

Starters

Joe McDonald

Jim Forsythe

Franny "Dutch" Henkel

Joe Hannan

Joe Gorman

Key Subs

Fran McCaney

Fran Heffernan

Jim "Reds" Furey

1945

SOUTH

Coach

Jocko McGarry

Record

14-2

Starters

Larry Foust

Jim "Reds" Furey

Joe Hannan

Joe Gorman

Jim Forsythe

Key Sub

Joe Keenan

1946

LA SALLE

Coach

Obie O'Brien

Record

9-5

Starters

John Weglicki

Jim Phelan

Jack Kane

Paul Sunderman

Charles "Buddy" Donnelly

Key Subs

Frank Donohoe

Mario Cupo

Jack Bernhardt

1947

SJ PREP

Coach

Joe Oakes

Record

11-3

Starters

John Gillespie

Tom Rittenhouse

Don Clifford

Phil Brady

Joe McNally

Key Subs

Marty O'Connor

Bill Truskey

Bill "Dude" Ogden

1948

LA SALLE

Coach

Obie O'Brien

Record

10-4

Starters

Ch. "Buddy" Donnelly

Tom Checchia

John Grauer

Dan Kane

Jim Covello

Key Subs

Ken Foust

Charlie Mohr

Fran "Wacky" O’Hara

1949

WEST

Coach

Joe Langan

Record

9-5

Starters

Ernie Beck

Tom Maher

Tom Holt

Ned Hogan

Jim Young

Key Subs

Cy Crawford

Ed Garrity

Joe Cullen

Rene Rubio

1950

LA SALLE

Coach

Obie O'Brien

Record

14-0, 24-1

Starters

Tom Gola

Fran "Wacky" O’Hara

Charlie Mohr

John Kane

Connie Miller

Key Subs

John Theveny

Tom McGowan

Fred Hess

1951

ST MORE

Coaches

Tubby Walker

*Rev. Joseph Hilferty

Record

10-4, 21-6

Starters

Al Juliana

John "Misty" Fannon

John Hueter

John Wallin

Frank "Bud" Brannan

Key Subs

Vince Morris

Joe Pastore

Jim Purcell

*Replaced Walker (medical leave) for final eight games of league season; Walker returned for playoffs.

1952

WEST

Coach

Jim Usilton Jr.

Record

11-3, 20-3

Starters

Joe Sturgis

Marty Milligan

Walt Maxwell

Ed Williams

Charles Singley

Key Subs

Jim Smith

Bill Lindsay

Mike McGinn

Don Haley

Joe Gardler

1953

WEST

Coach

Jim Usilton Jr.

Record

13-1, 24-2

Starters

Bill Lindsay

Joe Gardler

Drew Denmead

Bob Devine

John McNicholas

Key Subs

John Rowan

Charlie Eltringham

Joe Gallo

1954

SOUTH

Coach

Jack Kraft

Record

9-5, 18-10

Starters

Jim Grazione

Fred Giordano

Bob Goodrich

Rich DeFusco

John Hopkins

Key Subs

Jim Tobin

John Dever

Lou Pucillo

1955

WEST

Coach

Jim Usilton Jr.

Record

9-5, 19-9

Starters

Pat Carey

Jack Rowan

Joe Spratt

Joe McGinn

Jim McNichol

Key Subs

Paul Wallin

Gerry Donaghy

Jim Dunn

1956

NORTH

Coach

Ed Scullin

Record

11-2, 22-4

Starters

Jim Kenny

Bobby McNeill

Jack McColgan

John "Josh" Keenan

Fred "Zeke" Slaveski

Key Subs

Tom Samulewicz

Larry Sarafinas

Bob McArdle

1957

NORTH

Coach

Ed Scullin

Record

10-3, 19-7

Starters

Tom Samulewicz

Joe "Zeke" Zawacki

Larry Sarafinas

Ron Ebert

Ed Rotz

Key Subs

Rich Gathright

Andy Lavin

Ernie Kiester

Bob Liddy

1958

NEUMANN

Coach

Jack Kraft

Record

10-4, 18-7

Starters

Jim Gannon

Bill Mulvihill

Andy Terifay

Frank Leaden

Harry Carpenter

Key Subs

Frank Zolane

Dick "Reds" Mattioli

1959

WEST

Coach

Jack Devine

Record

12-2, 24-5

Starters

Jim Lynam

Herb Magee

Jim Boyle

John Beck

Jim Flavin

Key Subs

Rich Moore

Jim McAndrews

Bill Miller

1960

BONNER

Coach

Tom Sabol

Record

12-2, 18-6

Starters

Frank Corace

Paul Gallagher

Chas. "Bud" O'Donnell

Bob DeFino

Mike McGrory

Key Subs

Mike Manning

Warren Winterbottom

Eric Erickson

1961

ST MORE

Coach

Jim Purcell

Record

9-5, 19-7

Starters

Joe Burton

Larry White

Bob Zell

John Garrett

John McDonnell

Key Subs

Jim Vandergeest

Mike O'Meara

Nick Balestra

1962

SJ PREP

Coach

Rev. James Donahoe

*Dutch Doyle

Record

13-2, 22-5

Starters

Tom Duff

Matt Guokas

Eddie Burke

Bill McFadden

Vince Curran

Key Subs

Tom Macksey

Gene Cothran

Jay McGowan

George Hohberger

*Took medical leave after sixth league game.

1963

LA SALLE

Coach

Obie O'Brien

Record

13-2, 24-5

Starters

Frank Gaidjunas

George Smith

Bill Magarity

Al Enoch

Joe Turk

Key Subs

Joe Markmann

Jack Lawlor

Bill Foster

1964

DOUGHERTY

Coach

Jack Pergolin

Record

12-0, 24-1

Starters

Mike Kempski

Earl Williams

Maurice Savage

Phil Serianni

Gerry McKendry

Key Subs

Jack "Stick" Osborne

Dave Daehling

Steve Davis

1965

NEUMANN

Coach

Al DiGiacomo

Record

14-0, 22-1

Starters

Joe Russell

Frank Gillen

Mike Barrett

Joe McBride

George Belka

Key Subs

Bob Atene

Tom DiMuzio

Carl Robbins

1966

ST MORE

Coach

Billy Hoy

Record

12-2, 22-5

Starters

Fran O'Hanlon

John Pierantozzi

Carl Brooks

Pat McDonnell

Tom Flaherty

Key Subs

John Derham

Bob McCabe

Rich "Skip" Gordon

1967

NORTH

Coach

Jack Friel

Record

12-2, 25-3

Starters

Hank Siemiontkowski

Ron Kurtz

Dennis Bohn

Bob Wheeler

Bill Shouldis

Key Sub

Mark Williams

1968

O’HARA

Coach

Jim Purcell

Record

13-1, 24-5

Starters

Joe Hazinsky

Tom Ingelsby

Mike Daly

Lou Ferro

Ray Martin

Key Subs

Steve Maiocco

Bob Oristaglio

1969

ROMAN

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

14-2, 26-4

Starters

Mike Bantom

Mike Moody

Larry Storm

John Pindynski

Jim O'Brien

Key Subs

Bill Medina

Lorenzo Hough

1970

DOUGHERTY

Coach

Bob Harrington

Record

14-2, 24-7

Starters

Kevin Kane

Paul Tucker

Bill Magarity

Jim Gould

Ed "Weed" Tompkins

Key Subs

Joe Newman

Greg Jones

1971

SJ PREP

Coach

Eddie Burke

Record

13-3, 22-9

Starters

Maurice "Mo" Howard

Bill Truskey

Tim Corlies

Gene Opila

Phil Martelli

Key Subs

Brian Kenney

Gene McCarron

1972

ST MORE

Coach

Eddie Burke

Record

13-3, 21-5

Starters

Carl Kenty

Ron Holmes

Larry Sanders

Emery Sammons

Phil Johnson

Key Subs

Mike Regan

Joe Siravo

1973

ROMAN

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

13-3, 24-6

Starters

Jim "Chico" Singleton

Donald Kelly

John Griffin

Adrian Moody

Rocco Piliero

Key Subs

Mike LaPera

Marcellus Pringle

Jim Harrington

1974

ROMAN

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

15-1, 31-3

Starters

Donald Kelly

John Griffin

Zane Major

Mike LaPera

Adrian Moody

Key Subs

Marcellus Pringle

Jack Kelly

1975

JUDGE

Coach

Bill Fox

Record

11-5, 20-10

Starters

Al Clancy

Jim "Mo" Connolly

Tom Kneib

Bob Convey

Charlie Rice

Key Subs

Dennis Taylor

Lee Maminski

Jim "Eggs" McCaffrey

1976

KENRICK

Coach

Mike Lynam

Record

12-4, 24-8

Starters

Paul Mulholland

Tom Catagnus

Robert "Butch" Bontempo

Phil Eisenmann

Tony Salamone

Key Subs

Jim Fazio

Jerry Kilpatrick

Joe Matteo

1977

JUDGE

Coach

Bill Fox

Record

11-5, 18-16

Starters

Bob Convey

Tom "Mo" Greenfield

Frank Ciurlino

Fran Gavaghan

Ed Costello

Key Subs

Jim "Eggs" McCaffrey

John McKeown

Chris Ciabattone

1978

ROMAN

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

13-1, 32-4

Starters

Reggie Jackson

Larry McGill

Lonnie McFarlan

Charlie Robbins

John "Yosh" Siorek

Key Subs

Ralph Mack

Mike Lally

1979

ROMAN

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

13-1, 31-5

Starters

Lonnie McFarlan

John "Yosh" Siorek

Ralph Mack

Mike Lally

Glenn Welton

Key Subs

Ray Gorham

Kevin Copes

1980

ROMAN

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

13-1, 31-3

Starters

Lonnie McFarlan

Gerald Roberts

Glenn Welton

Randy Monroe

Steve Scheier

Key Subs

Steve Pettit

Marc Jones

1981

LA SALLE

Coach

Bill Michuda

Record

14-2, 23-8

Starters

Chris O'Brien

Chip Greenberg

Mike Flanigan

Mark Mischler

Brian Rodden

Key Subs

Dave Powell

Tom "Disco" Nolan

1982

ROMAN

Coach

Barry Brodzinski

Record

8-6, 18-10

Starters

Dallas Comegys

Rob Lawton

Anthony Abron

*Alex Staranowicz

Demetrius Styles

Key Subs

Rob Williams

Tommy Lee

Kevin Billups

*Injured in semifinals; Williams started in final.

1983

BONNER

Coach

Ed "Shot" Stefanski

Record

11-3, 27-7

Starters

Rodney Blake

Jack Concannon

Tom Gormley

Tom Clark

Jim "Goose" Welde

Key Subs

Jim Carr

Dave Koskinen

1984

BONNER

Coach

Art Hunter

Record

11-1, 28-6

Starters

Rodney Blake

Jim "Goose" Welde

Dave Koskinen

Ed McCrystal

Steve Eilola

Key Subs

Sean Harding

Ivan "Pick" Brown

Tim McKee

Steve DeAngelis

1985

NEUMANN

Coach

Dave Duke

Record

11-3, 27-7

Starters

Steve Benton

Frank Giunta

John Gilroy

*Tony Waters

Rocco Sansone

Key Subs

Rob Brown

John Leach

Gene "Bumper" Bloemker

*Injured before final; Brown started.

1986

ROMAN

Coach

Barry Brodzinski

Record

13-1, 29-4

Starters

Ernest Pollard

Kevin Cofield

Shawn Kelly

Mel "Sauce" Hawkins

Mike Jackson

Key Subs

Che Perry

Ed Duncan

Clayton "Stink" Adams

1987

NORTH

Coach

Joe Rapczynski

Record

11-5, 17-12

Starters

Jim Schultice

Kevin Comey

Dave Mastropietro

Eric Banks

Tim Comey

Key Subs

John Martin

Dave Heineman

Bill Pancoast

1988

BONNER

Coach

Fran O'Hanlon

Record

10-4, 19-9

Starters

Brian Daly

Dan Summers

Ted Mulroy

Ron Zuccato

Pat Lynch

Key Subs

Tom Fitzpatrick

Fran George

Charlie Carbin

1989

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

13-1, 25-3

Starters

Alan Watkins

Tyrone "Tike" Bacon

Ruben Colon

Mike McKee

Jim O'Rourke

Key Subs

Marvin Harrison

Bernard Jones

Cliff Smith

1990

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

14-0, 27-3

Starters

Bernard Jones

Mike McKee

Mike Watson

Marvin Harrison

Jeremy "J.J." Smith

Key Subs

Jeremy “Saddle” Lawimore

Josh Wagner

Kenny Tymes

1991

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

14-0, 28-3

Starters

Bernard Jones

Mike Watson

Marvin Harrison

Jeremy "J.J." Smith

Josh Wagner

Key Subs

Jeremy "Saddle" Lawimore

Kyle Locke

Dennis Bohn

1992

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

12-2, 25-5

Starters

Kyle Locke

Marc Jackson

Dwayne "Sugar" Hill

Dennis Bohn

James "Flame" Lewis

Key Subs

Bill Shank

Mike Tabb

Danny Harris

Justin "Gus" Wagner

1993

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

13-1, 27-4

Starters

Marc Jackson

Dwayne "Sugar" Hill

Mike Tabb

Dennis Bohn

Eugene Small

Key Subs

Greg Alexander

Justin "Gus" Wagner

1994

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

12-2, 24-7

Starters

Lari Ketner

Eugene Small

Donnie Carr

Tamir Harbin

R.C. Kehoe

Key Subs

Will McKnight

Chris McNesby

John Atkinson

1995

CARROLL

Coach

Tom Ingelsby

Record

11-3, 24-4

Starters

Rafal Bigus

Paul Romanczuk

Martin Ingelsby

Mike Ferkler

Tom Dearborn

Key Subs

Andy Buzbee

John Brennan

1996

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

14-0, 27-3

Starters

Donnie Carr

Rafi Stevens

Curtis King

Jakub Juskowiak

R.C. Kehoe

Key Subs

Juwan Justice

Alan Stevens

Rasual Butler

1997

NEUMANN

Coach

Tom Dougherty

Record

12-2, 25-3

Starters

Victor Thomas

James Fowler

Mark Del Brocco

Rashime Middleton

Mark Moritz

Key Subs

Devon Fowler

Greg Robinson

Wayne Jones

1998

JUDGE

Coach

Bill Fox

Record

12-2, 22-8

Starters

Jim Reeves

Kris Dufner

Brendan Ferns

Josh Rorer

Matt McKeever

Key Subs

Mike Pidhirsky

Brian Fox

Jon Doyle

1999

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

12-2, 27-5

Starters

Eddie Griffin

Mustafa Bey

Michael Wild

Tamal Forchion

John Huggins

Key Subs

Jim Kelly

Dave Levetter

Brent Welton

Anthony Miller

2000

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

13-1, 25-7

Starters

Eddie Griffin

Tamal Forchion

Michael Wild

Dave Levetter

Jim Kelly

Key Subs

John Huggins

Brent Welton

2001

NEUMANN

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

11-3, 23-8

Starters

*Cantrell "Man-Man" Fletcher
Brandon Brigman
Robt. "Beattie" Taylor
Michael Haddix
Chris Del Brocco

Key Subs

Rich. "Tabby" Cunningham
Ramer Jones
Jeff Thomas
*missed semis/final with injury;
Cunningham started

2002

NEUMANN

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

10-4, 21-7

Starters

Rich "Tabby" Cunningham
Adon El
Antwain Wynn
Chris Del Brocco
Kevin Lauer

Key Subs

Todd Johnson
Kenny Fulton

2003

SJ PREP

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

13-1, 30-2

Starters

Mark Zoller
John Griffin
Chris Clark
T.J. Valerio
Kyle Eisenmann

Key Sub

John Oberlies

2004

SJ PREP

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

13-1, 27-4

Starters

John Griffin
Chris Clark
Reggie Redding
Mike Kearney
Jared Black

Key Subs

Corey O'Rourke
Mike Boyle

2005

NEUMANN-GORETTI

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

13-1, 27-3

Starters

David Burton
Derrick "D.J." Rivera
Earl Pettis
Antonio "Scoop" Jardine
Rick Jackson

Key Sub

Conor Kennedy

2006

NEUMANN-GORETTI

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

12-2, 22-6

Starters

Derrick "D.J." Rivera
Earl Pettis
Antonio "Scoop" Jardine
Rick Jackson
Jamal Wilson

Key Sub

Frank Biondo

2007

ROMAN

Coach

Dennis Seddon

Record

12-2, 28-3

Starters

Bradley Wanamaker
Brian Wanamaker
Maalik Wayns
Will Kirkland
Nick Daggett

Key Subs

Courtney Stanley
Wes Kirkland

2008

NORTH

Coach

Mike McCarron

Record

12-2, 22-5

Starters

Lenny Young
Velton Jones
Shahid Paulhill
Woody Redding
Bob Makor

Key Subs

Xavier Harris
R.J. Handy
Jaleel Mack
Josh Stevens

2009

NEUMANN-GORETTI

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

16-0, 26-3

Starters

Tony Chennault
Danny Stewart
Andre "Scooter" Gillette
Tyreek Duren
Mustafaa Jones

Key Subs

Lamin Fulton
Derrick Stewart

2010

NEUMANN-GORETTI

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

16-0, 30-1

Starters

Tony Chennault
Tyreek Duren
Danny Stewart
Mustafaa Jones
Lamin Fulton

Key Subs

Derrick Stewart
Billy Shank

2011

NEUMANN-GORETTI

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

13-0, 27-4

Starters

Lamin Fulton
Derrick Stewart
John Davis
Billy Shank
Ja'Quan Newton

Key Subs

Hanif Sutton
La'Quan Coaxum

2012

NEUMANN-GORETTI

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

13-0, 28-3

Starters

Derrick Stewart
John Davis
Billy Shank
Ja'Quan Newton
Hanif Sutton

Key Sub

La'Quan Coaxum

2013

NEUMANN-GORETTI

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

12-1, 23-6

Starters

John Davis
Ja'Quan Newton
Hanif Sutton
Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble
Tony Toplyn

Key Subs

Troy Harper
Jamal Custis

2014

NEUMANN-GORETTI

Coach

Carl Arrigale

Record

12-1,

Starters

Ja'Quan Newton
Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble
Troy Harper
Jamal Custis
Tony Toplyn

Key Subs

Vaughn Covington
Quade Green

2015

ROMAN

Coach

Chris McNesby

Record

11-2, 29-2

Starters

Tony Carr
Nazeer Bostick
Gemil Holbrook
D'Andre Vilmar
Paul Newman

Key Subs

Manny Taylor
Jon-Paul Sanders
Dakquan Davis

2016

ROMAN

Coach

Chris McNesby

Record

11-2, 27-4

Starters

Tony Carr
Nazeer Bostick
Lamar Stevens
D'Andre Vilmar
Paul Newman

Key Subs

Dakquan Davis
Mikeal Jones
Jon-Paul Sanders

2017

WOOD

Coach

John Mosco

Record

12-1, 28-3

Starters

Collin Gillespie
Tyree Pickron
Matt Cerruti
Seth Pinkney
Keith Otto

Key Subs

Andrew Funk
Karrington Wallace
Julius Thompson
Shawn Thompson