Philadelphia High School Football

A Look at the Granddaddy of the City's
Thanksgiving Rivalries . . . North Catholic vs. Frankford

  These teams met 80 times in all (1928-2009) and played on Thanksgiving -- or close to it,
foul weather occasionally caused postponements -- from 1930 through 2009. NC closed in
June 2010. NC won the series, 43-35-4, while Frankford won the scoring contest, 1,192
to 1,131. This page includes results, stories, special lists and boxscores for the final 40 games.
  Mike Kaiser, former NC star, likes to call this rivalry "The Rowhouse Bowl . . . because
every player lived in a rowhouse." (smile)

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North Catholic . . . right before the final game.



Coaches in Last Game . . .
Chalie Szydlik NC, Mike Capriotti Fkd

NC-FKD SERIES, YEAR BY YEAR
Year Winner NC Fkd
1928 Frankford 7 20
1929 North Catholic 2 0
1930 North Catholic 14 7
1931   Tie 0 0
1932 Frankford 0 22
1933 North Catholic 23 6
1934 North Catholic 26 0
1935 North Catholic 19 0
1936 North Catholic 6 0
1937 Frankford 0 6
1938 North Catholic 13 6
1939 Frankford 6 18
1940 Frankford 6 20
1941 Frankford 0 16
1942 North Catholic 20 0
1943 North Catholic 19 0
1944   Tie 0 0
1945 North Catholic 7 0
1946 North Catholic 6 0
1947 North Catholic 19 13
1948 North Catholic 13 7
1949 North Catholic 19 12
1950 North Catholic 7 0
1951 North Catholic 7 2
1952 North Catholic 30 6
1953 North Catholic 14 6
1954 North Catholic 31 12
1955 Frankford 0 13
1956 North Catholic 28 13
1957 Frankford 14 40
1958 North Catholic 27 12
1959 Frankford 6 12
1960 North Catholic 20 13
1961 North Catholic 14 0
1962   Tie 6 6
1963 North Catholic 30 14
1964 North Catholic 12 10
1965 North Catholic 20 0
1966 Frankford 0 8
1967 North Catholic 28 8
1968 Frankford 8 14
1969 North Catholic 24 14
1970 North Catholic 49 14
1971 Frankford 8 24
1972   Tie 12 12
1973 North Catholic 14 0
1974 Frankford 7 12
1975 Frankford 0 30
1976 Frankford 0 28
1977 Frankford 0 7
1978 North Catholic 21 14
1979 North Catholic 7 6
1980 Frankford 0 20
1981 Frankford 6 13
1982 Frankford 15 34
1983 Frankford 9 27
1984 North Catholic 35 6
1985 North Catholic 21 13
1986 North Catholic 14 13
1987 Frankford 17 34
1988 North Catholic 28 0
1989 Frankford 12 14
1990 North Catholic 18 14
1991 Frankford 0 28
1992 North Catholic 14 12
1993 Frankford 7 21
1994 Frankford 14 24
1995 Frankford 21 41
1996 North Catholic 20 19
1997 Frankford 14 54
1998 Frankford 20 27
1999 Frankford 13 27
2000 Frankford 0 32
2001 North Catholic 20 9
2002 Frankford 12 41
2003 Frankford 28 49
2004 Frankford 14 20
2005 North Catholic 12 0
2006 North Catholic 23 14
2007 Frankford 21 47
2008 Frankford 6 14
2009 North Catholic 28 22
  Total Points 1131 1192
  Average 13.8 14.5
  Wins 42 35
  Ties 4 4
  First Two Games    
  Not on Thanksgiving    

The Wonderful
North Catholic-Frankford
Football Rivalry
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  This story was written after the teams met for the 80th and final time in 2009 . . .

By Ted Silary
  For now, the last Falcon to score a Thanksgiving touchdown is a guy named Byrd.
  And like a whole lot of other people, he now hopes his school, heading for oblivion, can do a U-Turn.
  Capital letters were used for that last word because "U-Turn" is the called-by-all nickname of North Catholic senior tailback Eugene Byrd, the final hero, of many, in a football classic that featured one of the best stretch runs you could ever hope to see.
  Add in the fact that this game could have been the last for North, targeted for closing this June by the archdiocese, and, well, folks will be talking about this one for at least as long as the series with Frankford has existed.
  This was meeting No. 80 on Turkey Day (North leads, 42-34-4) and the 82nd in all (43-35-4) in this granddaddy of Public-Catholic neighborhood rivalries and one could make a strong argument, based on an assortment of clutch, late-game performances, that it featured three winners: North, Frankford, then North again.
  As maybe 8,000 spectators at La Salle University roared and looked on in disbelief, there were a trio of lead changes in the final 2 minutes, 28 seconds as the offenses dug down deep for drives covering 67, 70 and 62 yards. Plus, conversion drama was mixed in.
The last flip-flop came with 13 seconds remaining when Byrd, a 5-8, 160-pound senior, caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from junior Anthony Reid.
  John McCarthy's kick, at the north end through flimsy, off-kilter, portable goalposts, made the final score 28-22 . . . After Frankford had gone ahead, 22-21, on a 56-yard sprint, and conversion run - yes, the Pioneers eschewed a tying PAT - by Jeffione Thomas at 1:11 . . . After North had gone ahead, 21-14, on an 8-yard, right-corner pass from Reid to Julian Huggins, followed by Reid's conversion surge straight ahead, at 2:28.
  Even if it were a meaningless game played before nearly empty stands, Byrd's TD hardly would have qualified as a ho-hummer.
It came on third-and-6 and the Falcons, though within field-goal range, were out of timeouts. After leaking out of the backfield, Byrd made the catch in the middle of the field at about the 10. If he'd been tackled, who knows how the Falcons' mad scramble to get everyone into position for a field goal would have turned out?
  Byrd caught, turned, decided, sprinted. He wound up in the left corner of the end zone.
  "I didn't want to stay in the middle and possibly fumble or get stopped on the 1-inch line," Byrd said. "I saw my man, [wideout] Tre Stone-Davis, over there and I knew he'd come back to give me a block. I used my speed - well, what little I had left [due to a tender ankle] - to get to the end zone.
  "Phew, I don't think I'll be able to savor this moment enough."
  The ordered play, understandably, considering the circumstances, called for a pass to a sideline or into the end zone.
  "I looked and [Byrd] was in my field of vision," Reid said. "Wide open. I had to give it to him."
  Said Byrd: "When we came out of the huddle, I said to Anthony, 'If the routes aren't open, throw me the ball. ' I mostly had to stay in blocking on passes today. I put my trust in Anthony. He put his trust in me. I was where I said I'd be. The disciplined quarterback that he is, he found me. Then it was a matter of leaving everything on the field. Being a playmaker."
  Frankford's final answer featured a trick-play pass to quarterback Michael McGroarty. Daniel Clark sniffed it out, made the tackle after a 4-yard gain and the Falcons exploded.
  Maybe a couple hundred youthful spectators came pouring onto the field to greet the players and all began chanting, "We are, NC! We are, NC!"
  Soon, players and coaches were gathering in front of North's filled-to-the-brim stands - the overflow occupied three sections on Frankford's side, plus there were standees four-five deep in front of Wister Hall at one end of the field - to join with students, teachers, grads, everyone imaginable, to belt out the alma mater one last time.
  Or was it?
  As spectators left the facility, they were handed a single sheet of white paper. The gist: Cardinal Justin Rigali has given permission to North, in conjunction with the Cristo Rey Network, to investigate the possibility of establishing a new independent school on the current site.
  "Yup, a U-Turn. That's exactly what we need," Byrd said, smiling. "And what I'm hoping for."
  Byrd's totals were 148 rushing yards on 31 carries and 35 yards on five catches.
  The stretch run was not alone for drama.
  After Clark recovered a fumble at North's 25, the Falcons got a tremendous, stretched-out, tumbling catch from Dave Sherman (54 yards, five catches for 102 yards total) on a drive that ended with sophomore Taishan Tucker's 5-yard scoring run with 8:19 remaining. Tucker was on the field only because Byrd had tweaked his ankle two plays earlier.
  North trailed, 14-13. McCarthy came out, blessed himself, flashed a thumbs-up to holder John Ziegler and prepared to kick.
  All along, North's fans had been yelling, "Two! Two! Two! " As in, go for two points and the lead. Frankford went offside. The ball moved to the 1 1/2. Again coach Chalie Szydlik was going to lean on McCarthy.
  Just before the snap would have taken place, he wildly signaled for time. Byrd re-entered and ran an off-tackle right. He was tripped up in the backfield by Taron "Ra-Ra" Mills - this kid made at least a dozen huge plays all game (like four kick returns totaling 179 yards and three tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage) - and landed at the 1.  
  continued right below . . .

  The silence on North's side was deafening.
  Frankford's subsequent series yielded just 2 yards on three plays as David D. Williams made two of the stops.
Then it was, Let the excitement intensify!"

 
"All game, the defense had been making big plays," Reid said. "Now it was our job to start doing it. This wasn't
just for us. It was for everybody who cares about North.
"I'm not thinking about what might happen to the school, or where I might have to go next year, if it comes to that.
I'm thinking about now and how happy everyone is."
  Szydlik, a Frankford grad, said he'll mostly remember the encouragement his players received from the fans as they
headed to the locker room at halftime, down 14-0 and having looked very unimpressive.
  "That meant so much," he said with emotion. "We fed on that all through halftime and then back out on the field."
The Pioneers' lead had resulted from two scintillating punt returns by Mills, a 67-yard TD and a 49-yarder to set up
a 16-yard run by Tyrell Martin.
  Now, North finally answered to start the third quarter, driving 70 yards in 16 plays for a 1-yard score by Reid.
Reid was 4-for-4 on that drive. On the last three, he went 7-for-9, finishing 19-for-28 for 212 yards.

 
After his pass to Huggins (five receptions, 45 yards) was skillfully plucked out of the air, on the 8-yard TD, Reid
ame to the sideline and nearly had the life hugged out of him by a delirious Joe Lawinski, the offensive coordinator.
  "You the man! " Lawinski roared. "You my man. "
  Later, after his TD connection with Byrd, Reid chest-bumped multiple teammates and, while facing North's stands,
yelled at peak volume, "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!! "
  "If this is the last game in the series," Szydlik, a 1972 Frankford grad, soon would be saying, "it was a helluva way
to end it. "
  "You couldn't have had a more exciting finish," said Frankford coach Mike Capriotti, also an alumnus ('70).
"Obviously, I wish we were on the other end, but I am happy for Chalie and the alumni and faculty and everybody
ssociated with North Catholic. "
  A classy comment. Nice way to end it.

This story was written in 1997 after Frankford rang up what turned out to be
the most points ever scored in series history . . .

By Ted Silary
Think of the football positions that would be a good fit for a guy nicknamed ``Pitter'' - as in the pitter-patter of
little feet.
  Wideout should quickly come to mind. And then maybe slotback and defensive back and . . . now you're stuck.
  We give you Herbert ``Pitter'' Sample, of Frankford High, who is listed at 5-8, 155 pounds in the program.
  Take off 2 inches, he says. Take off 10 pounds, he says. Now digest the fact that at 5-6, 145 pounds, the position
he plays is fullback.
  "My size? No problem,'' Sample said. "I'm so quick to the hole, those big linemen never have a chance to mess
ith me."
  If it's true, it ain't boasting.
  Sample yesterday rushed 15 times for 131 yards and one touchdown as Frankford pounded archrival North
Catholic, 54-14, before a roaring, standing-room-only crowd of 5,000-plus at windswept Frankford Memorial
Stadium.
  North leads the series, 39-27-4.
  Sample helped to author Pioneer history on his 61-yard, third-quarter touchdown, which raised his season's total
to 1,029 yards. He and franchise halfback Eddie Gaskins (1,734 yards) are the first teammates in Frankford
history to reach 1,000 yards in the same season, and the first in the Public League to do so since Central's Jarrod
Washington and Sundiata Rush in 1988.
  "One-thousand yards? I can't even tell you how I feel about that,'' an overwhelmed Sample said.
  Gaskins could.
  "Herbie, that's my man,'' bubbled Gaskins, who finished with 202 yards and three TDs on 18 carries. ``He's the
people's man. Everybody likes him. Teachers, fans, girls. He has a great personality. He's a funny guy to be
around. And the players know how hard he works.''
  But he's only 145 pounds.
  "Doesn't matter,'' Gaskins said. ``He has the heart of a lion.''
  Early in the fourth quarter, meanwhile, Gaskins finally displayed the heart of a hot dog and that wound up
producing some ugliness.
  With Frankford leading, 47-8, Frankford coach Tom Mullineaux put his first offense back on the field merely
hoping, he said, to melt the clock. Instead, Gaskins exploded for a 53-yard touchdown and made a headlong dive
into the end zone even though the closest defender, Fred Weidenmiller, had no legitimate shot at making a tackle.
  "My brother and a couple old Frankford teammates were telling me, `You never do anything [to show emotion]
when you score,' '' Gaskins said. ``I figured I had to do something for them. It was a one-time thing.''
  On North's next play, Jim Miller caught a swing pass from Brian Kulb (14-for-33, 123 yards) and headed for
Frankford's sideline. Miller roared across the sideline, banged into Mullineaux, tossed the ball at him and
uttered something about Gaskins still being in the game.
  "I couldn't believe it,'' Mullineaux said. "I thought, `This kid's aiming right for me.' What was his problem?''
  Miller was not ejected, but coach Rich Betts did not play him thereafter.
  "Evidently, Miller felt Frankford was running up the score, and he didn't appreciate that,'' Betts said. ``We saw
what he did. We told him, `We don't do that here,' then we put him on the bench and left him there.''
  Of Gaskins's late-game presence on offense, Betts said, ``Frankford has [rolled up scores] all year, so it was
nothing I didn't expect.''
  Incorrect. Mullineaux was guilty of leaving the first team offense on the field too long in a 63-29 win over
Murrell Dobbins Tech last Saturday in a PL semifinal, but before that, he was quick to pull Gaskins and his
playmates whenever a game became even remotely one-sided.
  "I wouldn't try to run up the score,'' he said. ``I don't like those kind of people.''
  The Falcons were so generous in the first half, they must have thought the holiday was Christmas.
  Frankford needed to drive only 20 yards for its first score, Jim Nagle's 6-yard pass to David Kenner, after
Miller fumbled a snap on a punt and was tackled by Doyya Johnson.
  Danny Owens accidently sent his kickoff only 13 yards downfield and Michael Dolbow recovered for
Frankford. Gaskins scored from the 7 eight plays later. Frankford's third and fourth scores capped drives of
only 28 and 5 yards, respectively, after a shanked punt and fumble (forced by Owens, recovered by Carlton
Calhoun).
  "Our guys didn't come to play,'' Betts said. "Turnovers hurt us early, and special teams.''
  Sample was a fan of Frankford football long before he became a player. His brother, Clifford Waddy, was a
fullback in 1995 and his first cousin, Eugene Waddy, was a defensive end in '92.
  Sample and Gaskins grew up around the corner from each other, but they played for rival youth
organizations - Sample for Frankford Chargers, Gaskins for Frankford Boys Club. Though Sample is a
three-year varsity player, this is his first season starting.
  "I didn't have doubts about getting the spot,'' he said. "I'm not big, but I can run. Give me a little opening,
and I'm gone. A team always needs speed. To me, this doesn't seem any different than weight ball. Guys hit
hard, sure, but I've never had to come off the field because of an injury.''
  He did have to yield, though, to the temptation to race against Gaskins.
  "Early this season, we did a 50-yard dash,'' Sample said. "Who won? It was a tie. A flat-out tie."
  Imagine that - Eddie Gaskins being tied in a race by a fullback.

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Boxes for final 40 games, 1970-2009 . . .

1970
At Franklin Field
NORTH CATHOLIC 49, FRANKFORD 14
NC   7 - 14 - 14 - 14 -- 49
Fkd   0 - 6 - 0 - 8 -- 14
 
NC: Ed Emberger 2 run (Tom Polizzi kick)
  NC: Emberger 17 run (Polizzi kick)
  F: Ron Martin 11 pass from Warren Mays (pass failed)
  NC: Emberger 1 run (Polizzi kick)
  NC: Emberger 13 run (Polizzi kick)
  NC: Mike Witkowski 39 pass from Rich Knowski (Polizzi kick)
  F: Steve Ebbecke 3 pass from Mays (Tom Carpenter pass from Mays)
  NC: Chris Schmid 2 run (Polizzi kick)
  NC: Rich Gilliam 4 run (Polizzi kick)

1971
At Franklin Field
FRANKFORD 24, NORTH CATHOLIC 8
Fkd   24 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 24
NC   0 - 0 - 8 - 0 -- 8
 
F: Gary Hegh 46 run (Steve Ebbecke run)
  F: Hegh 8 run (Ebbecke run)
  F: Willie Debnam 66 run (Ebbecke run)
  NC: Vince Fuller 30 pass from Rich Knowski (Tom Omensetter pass from Knowski)

1972
At Franklin Field
FRANKFORD 12, NORTH CATHOLIC 12
NC   0 - 0 - 0 - 12 -- 12
Fkd   6 - 6 - 0 - 0 -- 12
 
F: Anthony Turiano 60 pass from Skip Angelo (run failed)
  F: Willie Debnam 5 run (run failed)
  NC: Chuck Nicklaus 33 run (kick failed)
  NC: Chuck Nicklaus 1 run (kick failed)   

1973
At Franklin Field
NORTH CATHOLIC 14, FRANKFORD 0
Fkd   0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0
NC   0 - 0 - 7 - 7 -- 14
 
NC: Joe Laumakis 1 run (Ed Sheridan kick)
  NC: John Shank 12 pass from Mark Paluszek (Ed Sheridan kick)

1974
At Temple Stadium
FRANKFORD 12, NORTH CATHOLIC 7
Fkd   6 - 0 - 0 - 6 -- 12
NC   0 - 0 - 0 - 7 -- 7
 
F: Tom Nicoletti 16 pass from Richie Stewart (pass failed)
  NC: Shawn Feeney 11 pass from Mark Paluszek (Ed Sheridan kick)
  F: Dan Oldfield 18 pass from Stewart (pass failed)

1975
At Temple Stadium
FRANKFORD 30, NORTH CATHOLIC 0
Fkd   0 - 14 - 8 - 8 - 30
NC   0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0
 
F: George Benson 23 run (Benson run)
  F: Darrell Miller 31 pass from Joe Garofalo (run failed)
  F: Dan Oldfield 18 pass from Garofalo (Garofalo run)
  F: Benson 36 run (Oldfield pass from Garofalo)

1976
At Temple Stadium
FRANKFORD 28, NORTH CATHOLIC 0
NC   0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0
Fkd   0 - 22 - 6 - 0 -- 28

  F: Darrell Miller recovered fumble in end zone (Ricky Bozzelli pass from Joe Garofalo)
  F: Miller 9 pass from Garofalo (Miller pass from Garofalo)
  F: Miller 24 pass from Garofalo (pass failed)
  F: John Garofalo 21 pass from Joe Garofalo (pass failed)

1977
At Temple Stadium
FRANKFORD 7, NORTH CATHOLIC 0

NC   0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0
Fkd   0 - 7 - 0 - 0 -- 7
  F: Mike McCann 2 run (Jim Skene kick)

1978
At Veterans Stadium
NORTH CATHOLIC 21, FRANKFORD 14
Fkd   0 - 6 - 8 - 0 -- 14
NC   7 - 7 - 0 - 7 -- 21

  NC: Harry Ulmer 18 run (John Weick kick)
  F: Chris Yurkow 1 run (pass failed)
  NC: Ulmer 1 run (Weick kick)
  F: Joe Galasso 2 run (Ed Gerety pass from Yurkow)
  NC: Dan Galiczynski 3 run (Weick kick)

1979
At Temple Stadium
NORTH CATHOLIC 7, FRANKFORD 6
Fkd   0 - 0 - 0 - 6 -- 6
NC   0 - 7 - 0 - 0 -- 7

  NC: Jim Seykot 1 run (John Weick kick)
  F: Daryl Debnam 50 pass from Charlie Parrish (pass failed)

1980
At Temple Stadium
FRANKFORD 20, NORTH CATHOLIC 0
NC   0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0
Fkd   7 - 7 - 0 - 6 -- 20

  F: Mike Gourdine 27 pass from Scott Croft (Dave DeNofa kick)
  F: Andy Potens recovered fumble in end zone (DeNofa kick)
  F: Potens 14 interception return (kick failed)

1981
At Temple Stadium
FRANKFORD 13, NORTH CATHOLIC 6
NC   0 - 0 - 0 - 6 -- 6
Fkd   0 - 6 - 7 - 0 -- 13

  F: George Heineman 42 pass from Dave DeNofa (kick failed)
  F: Lorenzo O'Branty 3 run (DeNofa kick)
  NC: Mickey Kada 22 pass from Dom Damico (pass failed)

1982
At Temple Stadium
FRANKFORD 34, NORTH CATHOLIC 15
NC   8 - 7 - 0 - 0 -- 15
Fkd   12 - 16 - 6 - 0 -- 34

  F: Charles Thomas 53 run (kick failed)
  NC: Chris Pace 9 run (Mickey Kada run)
  F: Richard Kershaw 62 pass from Pat Kelly (kick failed)
  F: FG Jerry Dooling 24
  NC: Jeff Parker 19 pass from Joe Carr (Dan Hazley kick)
  F: Blair Thomas 25 run (kick failed)
  F: Kelly 1 run (Dooling kick)
  F: B. Thomas 60 run (run failed)

1983
At Temple Stadium
FRANKFORD 27, NORTH CATHOLIC 9
NC   0 - 9 - 0 - 0 -- 9
Fkd   7 - 7 - 6 - 7 -- 27

  F: Blair Thomas 72 run (Mark Dooling kick)
  F: Thomas 10 run (Dooling kick)
  NC: Mike Gilmore 1 run (John Colgan kick)
  NC: Safety, Bill Van Orsdell (Fkd) knocked bad snap through end zone
  F: Thomas 1 run (pass failed)
  F: Thomas 18 run (Dooling kick)

1984
At Temple Stadium
NORTH CATHOLIC 35, FRANKFORD 6
Fkd   6 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 6
NC   0 - 14 - 14 - 7 -- 35

  F: Blair Thomas 9 run (kick failed)
  NC: Martin Henry 2 run (John Colgan kick)
  NC: Henry 4 run (Colgan kick)
  NC: John Miller 34 pass from Al DiMascia (Colgan kick)
  NC: Henry 16 run (Colgan kick)
  NC: Jerry Rose 1 run (Colgan kick)

1985
At Temple Stadium
NORTH CATHOLIC 21, FRANKFORD 13
Fkd   7 - 6 - 0 - 0 -- 13
NC   0 - 0 - 7 - 14 -- 21

  F: Quinten White 64 pass from Matt Evangelist (Sean Mettee kick)
  F: John Rutter 18 pass from Evangelist (kick blocked)
  NC: Frank Bilotta 2 run (Jim Colgan kick)
  NC: Bilotta 2 run (kick blocked)
  NC: Bilotta 1 run (Bilotta pass from Joe Gillespie)

1986
At Temple Stadium
NORTH CATHOLIC 14, FRANKFORD 13
NC   7 - 0 - 0 - 7 -- 14
Fkd   7 - 0 - 0 - 6 -- 13

  F: Kevin McCoy 23 run (Tom Honeyman kick)
  NC: Chuck Morganti 2 run (Jim Colgan kick)
  NC: Morganti 1 run (Colgan kick)
  F: McCoy 84 kickoff return (run failed)

1987
At Temple Stadium
FRANKFORD 34, NORTH CATHOLIC 17
NC   3 - 0 - 0 - 14 -- 17
Fkd   7 - 6 - 7 - 14 -- 34

  NC: FG Jim Colgan 30
  F: Terrant Morrison 8 run (Tom Honeyman kick)
  F: Morrison 7 run (kick blocked)
  F: Morrison 1 run (Honeyman kick)
  NC: Jamie Makowski 9 pass from Dave Markowski (Colgan kick)
  F: Darren Swift 70 run (Honeyman kick)
  NC: Markowski 7 run (Colgan kick)

1988
At Temple Stadium
NORTH CATHOLIC 28, FRANKFORD 0
Fkd   0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0
NC   14 – 7 – 7 – 0 – 28

  NC: Ray Brown 5 pass from Matt Helverson (Mike Colgan kick)
  NC: Chuck Morganti 1 run (Colgan kick)
  NC: Tom Tankelewicz 17 pass from Helverson (Colgan kick)
  NC: Morganti 18 run (Colgan kick)

1989
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 14, NORTH CATHOLIC 12
NC   12 – 0 -0 – 0 – 12
Fkd   0 – 6 – 8 – 0 – 14

  NC: Joe Bojko 87 kickoff return (pass failed)
  NC: Brian Lafty 9 pass from Matt Helverson (run failed)
  F: Brian Fricker 35 pass from Nicky DeNofa (run failed)
  F: Fricker 11 pass from DeNofa (Fricker pass from DeNofa)

1990
At Frankford
NORTH CATHOLIC 18, FRANKFORD 14
NC   3 – 0 – 8 – 7 – 18
Fkd   6 – 8 – 0 – 0 – 14

  NC: FG Jason Pacetti 30
  F: Bob Lock 43 interception return (kick failed)
  F: Damien Adams 79 run (Wayne Rice pass from Lawrence King)
  NC: Jim Meintel 1 run (Matt Helverson pass from Eagland)
  NC: Mark Stendardo 35 punt return (Pacetti kick)

1991
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 28, NORTH CATHOLIC 0
NC   0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0
Fkd   0 – 14 – 7 – 7 – 28

  F: Wayne Rice 76 pass from Jerry Pollock (T.J. Hughes kick)
  F: Roberto Vazquez 10 pass from Pollock (Hughes kick)
  F: Pollock 1 run (Hughes kick)
  F: Rice 9 pass from Pollock (Hughes kick)

Longest Scores, 1970-2009 . . .
  Rush: 79, Damien Adams, Fkd, 1990
  Catch: 76, Wayne Rice, Fkd, 1991 (from Jerry  Pollock)
  Kickoff return: 87, Joe Bojko, NC, 1989
  Punt return: 67, Taron Mills, Fkd, 2009
  Interception return: 94, Rasheed Muhammed, Fkd, 1994
  Field goals: 30, Jim Colgan, NC, 1987, and Jason Pacetti, NC, 1990
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1992
At Frankford
NORTH CATHOLIC 14, FRANKFORD 12
NC   0 – 7 – 7 – 0 – 14
Fkd  3 – 0 – 7 – 2 – 12

  F: FG Tom Sullivan 22
  NC: Greg Wendt 3 run (Jamal Devine kick)
  F: Rodney Henderson 3 run (Tom Sullivan kick)
  NC: Jason Boyle 40 run (Devine kick)
  F: Safety, Guy Colville knelt in end zone

1993
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 21, NORTH CATHOLIC 7
NC   0 – 7 – 0 – 0 – 7
Fkd   0 – 0 – 21 – 0 – 21

  NC: Chris Hayes 5 run (Guy Colville kick)
  F: Dennis Johnson recovered fumble in end zone (Carl Coulter kick)
  F: Joe Smith 33 pass from Bobby Boyle (Coulter kick)
  F: Rasheen Braddock 51 run (Coulter kick)

1994
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 24, NORTH CATHOLIC 14
NC   6 – 8 – 0 – 0 – 14
Fkd   7 – 14 – 0 – 3 – 24

  F: Lovato Bowman 8 run (Alex Peev kick)
  NC: Dennis Cranston 2 run (kick failed)
  F: Bud Buxton 4 run (Peev kick)
  F: Bowman 30 interception return (Peev kick)
  NC: Ronnie Haas 4 pass from J.P. D’Ambrosio (Miller pass from D’Ambrosio)
  F: FG Peev 21

1995
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 41, NORTH CATHOLIC 21
NC   0 – 7 – 7 – 7 – 21
Fkd   14 – 7 – 0 – 20 – 41

  F: Saleem Debnam 47 pass from Steve Szydlik (Jay DiBello kick)
  F: Robert Woolford 11 pass from Szydlik (DiBello kick)
  F: Earl Murray 37 run (DiBello kick)
  NC: Kevin Szychulski 3 run (Stan Marcinkiewicz kick)
  NC: Steve Mucerino 2 run (Marcinkiewicz kick)
  F: Murray 59 run (DiBello kick)
  NC: Mark Duffy 30 pass from Jim Miller (Marcinkiewicz kick)
  F: Chris Covington 2 run (DiBello kick)
  F: Herbert Sample 56 interception return (no attempt)

1996
At Frankford
NORTH CATHOLIC 20, FRANKFORD 14
NC   0 – 6 – 0 – 14 – 20
Fkd   6 - 0 – 7 – 6 – 19

  F: Eddie Gaskins 25 run (kick failed)
  NC: Dennis Fenton 5 run (kick blocked)
  F: Saleem Debnam 72 pass from Steve Szydlik (Tim Neal kick)
  NC: Brian Boss 1 run (Jim Miller run)
  F: Gaskins 27 run (run failed)
  NC: Miller 1 run (pass failed)

1997
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 54, NORTH CATHOLIC 14
NC   0 – 0 – 0 – 14 – 14
Fkd   14 – 20 – 13 – 7 – 54

  F: David Kenner 6 pass from Jim Nagle (Bill Sheerin kick)
  F: Eddie Gaskins 7 run (Sheerin kick)
  F: Nagle 1 run (Sheerin kick)
  F: Eric Kite 6 pass from Nagle (kick failed)
  F: Gaskins 54 run (Sheerin kick)
  F: Herbert Sample 61 run (kick failed)
  F: Rasheed Muhammed 94 interception return (Sheerin kick)
  NC: Sean Fisher 15 run (Joe McGauley pass from Kulb)
  F: Gaskins 53 run (Sheerin kick)
  NC: McGauley 25 pass from Brian Kulb (run failed)

1998
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 27, NORTH CATHOLIC 20
NC   0 – 7 – 6 – 7 – 20
Fkd   0 – 7 -13 – 7 – 27

  F: David Kenner 17 pass from Jim Nagle (Tom Sheck kick)
  NC: Fred Weidenmiller 15 pass from Mark Suarez (Chris Mackfee kick)
  F: Nagle 1 run (Sheck kick)
  F: Doyya Johnson 14 run (kick blocked)
  NC: Sean Fisher 1 run (kick failed)
  F: Nagle 1 run (Sheck kick)
  NC: Fisher 15 pass from Suarez (Mackfee kick)

1999
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 27, NORTH CATHOLIC 13
NC   7 – 0 – 6 – 7 – 13
Fkd   7 – 7 – 7 – 6 – 27

  F: Theodore McNeil 4 run (Pat Sullivan kick)
  F: McNeil 2 run (Sullivan kick)
  F: Karl Mitchell 34 pass from Bobby Ronan (Sullivan kick)
  NC: Mark Wilk 12 pass from Mark Suarez (kick blocked)
  F: Mitchell 66 pass from Ronan (kick failed)
  NC: Mike Anderson 60 pass from Suarez (Anderson kick)

2000
At Frankford
NC   0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -- 0
Fkd   6 - 14 - 0 - 12 -- 32

  F: Gil McCloud 40 run (kick failed)
  F: Stephen Skinner 42 pass from Lacey Lancaster (pass failed)
  F: Skinner 14 pass from Lancaster (Skinner pass from Lancaster)
  F: Walker 65 interception return (kick blocked)
  F: Mikal Jones 17 run (kick failed)

2001
At Frankford
NORTH CATHOLIC 20, FRANKFORD 9
NC   7 – 7 – 0 – 6 – 20
Fkd   0 – 3 – 0 – 6 – 9

  NC: Jamar Little 18 run (Brian Mitchell kick)
  F: FG Kelly 26
  NC: Cross 9 pass from Mitchell (Mitchell kick)
  F: Michael Humbert 14 pass from Darrell Turner (pass failed)
  NC: Little 3 run (kick failed)

2002
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 41, NORTH CATHOLIC 12
NC   0 – 6 – 6 – 0 – 12
Fkd   14 – 7 – 20 – 0 – 41

  F: Michael Washington 36 pass from Darrell Turner (Hanssens kick)
  F: Brandon Norris 13 run (Hanssens kick)
  F: Sharif Nash 1 run (run failed)
  NC: Brian Mitchell 1 run (run failed)
  F: Joselito Cruz 2 run (Hanssens kick)
  F: Norris 8 run (kick blocked)
  NC: Mitchell 14 run (run failed)
  F: Adam Hartman 45 pass from Turner (Hanssens kick)

2003
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 49, NORTH CATHOLIC 28
NC   6 – 6 – 8 – 8 – 28
Fkd   21 – 14 – 14 – 0 – 49

  NC: Pat Fahr 2 run (run failed)
  F: Michael Washington 60 pass from Brown (Rooney kick)
  F: Ervin Hook 29 pass from Brown (Rooney kick)
  F: Washington 12 run (Rooney kick)
  F: Brandon Norris 12 run (Rooney kick)
  NC: Ryan Nottis 4 pass from Joe Waclawski (pass failed)
  F: Norris 21 run (Rooney kick)
  F: Norris 52 run (Rooney kick)
  NC: Waclawski 3 run (Nottis pass from Waclawski)
  F: Washington 50 run (Rooney kick)
  NC: Rasuel Thomas 1 run (Waclawski run)

2004
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 20, NORTH CATHOLIC 14
NC   7 – 0 – 7 – 0 – 14
Fkd   6 – 0 – 8 – 6 – 20

  NC: Shane McNamara 24 run (Romans kick)
  F: Malik Walker 1 run (pass failed)
  F: Maurice Miller 27 pass from Lamont Brown (Brown run)
  NC: Daryl Robinson 85 kickoff return (Romans kick)
  F: Walker 4 run (pass failed)

2005
At Frankford
NORTH CATHOLIC 12, FRANKFORD 0
NC   6 – 6 – 0 – 0 – 12
Fkd   0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0

  NC: Rich Cruz 52 run (kick failed)
  NC: Ryan McCullough 11 pass from Dennis Logue (pass failed)

2006
At Frankford
NORTH CATHOLIC 23, FRANKFORD 14
NC   8 – 0 – 7 – 8 – 23
Fkd   6 – 8 – 0 – 0 – 14

  NC: Daryl Robinson 9 run (Robinson run)
  F: Andreas Hudson 1 run (run failed)
  F: Calvin Spires 1 run (Spires run)
  NC: Robinson 60 run (Mickey Majzik kick)
  NC: Robinson 1 run (Robinson run)

2007
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 47, NORTH CATHOLIC 21
NC   0 – 0 – 14 – 7 – 21
Fkd   6 – 26 – 0 – 15 – 47

  F: Kalif Walker 1 run (kick blocked)
  F: Eddie Ferrell 13 pass from Walker (run failed)
  F: Tyrell Allen 12 blocked punt return (Kareem Steplight pass from Walker)
  F: Ervin Goodson 4 run (run failed)
  F: Steplight 1 run (pass failed)
  NC: Terrell Oglesby 1 run (Mickey Majzik kick)
  NC: Oglesby 7 run (Majzik kick)
  F: Goodson 29 run (Goodson run)
  F: Ferrell 46 pass from Walker (Goodson kick)
  F: Oglesby 1 run (Majzik kick)

2008
At Frankford
FRANKFORD 14, NORTH CATHOLIC 6
Fkd   0 – 7 – 0 – 7 – 14
NC   0 – 0 – 0 – 6 – 6

  F: Akeem Whipple 1 run (Eddie Ferrell kick)
  F: Hakeem Watson 3 run (Ferrell kick
  NC: Dave Sherman 19 pass from Dennis Logue (kick failed)

2009
At La Salle University
NORTH CATHOLIC 28, FRANKFORD 22
Fkd   6 – 8 – 0 – 8 – 22
NC   0 – 0 – 7 – 21 – 28

  F: Taron Mills 67 punt return (kick failed)
  F: Tyrell Martin 16 run (Martin run)
  NC: Anthony Reid 1 run (John McCarthy kick)
  NC: Taishan Tucker 5 run (run failed)
  NC: Julian Huggins 8 pass from Reid (Reid run)
  F: Jeffione Thomas 56 run (Thomas run)
  NC: Eugene Byrd 20 pass from Reid (McCarthy kick)

 

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Individual Scoring for Games, 1928-69

Not Played on Thanksgiving . . .
1928
  Fkd 20: Bill Dietrich 12, George "Whitey" McCaffrey 6, Safety.
  NC 7: Scotty McKay, PAT awarded when defense crossed line of scrimmage
1929
 
NC 2: Safety 2.
  Fkd 0:
Thanksgiving Series Began . . .
1930
 
NC 14: Bernie Konieczny 8, Vince Puszynski 6.
  Fkd 7: Chris Pappas 6, Jack Amport 1.
1931
 
NC 0:
  Fkd 0:
1932
  Fkd 22: Chris Pappas 14, Eddie Gallagher 6, Safety 2.
  NC 0:
1933
 
NC 23: Eddie Schwope 22, McGeary 1.
  Fkd 6: Orlyn Kimmell 6.
1934
 
NC 26: Frank Teague 12, Eddie Schwope 8, Buzz Howlett 6.
  Fkd 0:
1935
 
NC 19: Ed Hennessey 7, Gus Gerasimas 6, Ed Tranausky 6.
  Fkd 0:
1936
 
NC 6: George Tranausky 6.
  Fkd 0:
1937
  Fkd 6: Fred Kaczinski 6.
  NC 0:
1938
 
NC 13: Johnny Sadlik 13.
  Fkd 6: Walt Peterson 6.
1939
  Fkd 18: Vince Galeone 12, Joe Nejman 6.
  NC 6: Cliff Kaupp 6.
1940
  Fkd 20: Joe Nejman 18, Romeo Capriotti 2.
  NC 6: Pete Doman 6.
1941
  Fkd 16: Romeo Capriotti 16.
  NC 0:
1942
 
NC 20: John Murray 6, Jack Chamberlain 6, George Griffin 6, Mike Connolly 1, Jim Begley 1.
  Fkd 0:
1943
 
NC 19: Bob Keegan 6, Tom Kelleher 6, Ed Lannigan 6, Jim Begley 1.
  Fkd 0:
1944
 
NC 0:
  Fkd 0:
1945
 
NC 7: John Idzik 6, Howie Willis 1.
  Fkd: 0
1946
 
NC 6: Roy Lorenz 6.
  Fkd 0:
1947
 
NC 19: Harry Connor 6, Fred McClintock 6, Ed Samocki 6, Tom Stafford 1.
  Fkd 13: Dave Markloff 6, Ernie Liberati 6, Dave Lill 1.
1948
 
NC 13: Frank Berk 6, Bob Bechtel 6, Tom Stafford 1.
  Fkd 7:  Al Angelo 6, Howard Graham 1. 
1949
  NC 19: John Seixas 12, Joe Andreotti 6, Tom Formica 1.
  Fkd 12: Charles Bruno 6, Bob Daniels 6.  
1950

  NC 7: Don Healy 6, Jim Eberle 1.
  Fkd 0: 
1951

  NC 7: Harold James 6, Bob McKay 1.
  Fkd 2: Safety 2.
1952
  NC 30: Jack Conroy 6, Jim Walsh 6, Paul Carriccola 6, John Lauch 6, Harold Traxler 6.
  Fkd 6: Frank Russo.
1953
  NC 14: John Walsh 6, Ray Banas 6, Ray Lyons 2.
  Fkd 6: John Koch 6.
1954

  NC 31: Jim Heflin 12, Ed Goshow 12, Walsh 6, Ed Schmitt 1.
  Fkd 12: Walter "Sonny" Graham 6, John Wright 6.
1955
  Fkd 12: Bill Roehl 7, Joe Steinmetz 6.
  NC: 0.
1956
  NC 28: Walt Sroka 6, Marty Qualtieri 6, Andy Lavin 6, Greg Puckett 6, Tom Scanlon 4.
  Fkd 13: Stan Krynski 6, Wayne Kauffman 6, Ted Angerman 1.
1957
  Fkd 40: Stan Krynski 12, John George 12, Jim Davis 10, Ted Marano 6.
  NC 14: Dan Kerrane 6, Jim McGrody 6, Tim Gallo 2.
1958
  NC 27: Murvin Mitchell 12, Bill Schroeder 7, John Neri 6, Ed Convery 2.
  Fkd 12: Mark Smith 12.
1959
  Fkd 12: Bill Degenhardt 6, Connie Snyder 6.
  NC 6: Walt Fitzsimmons 6.
1960
  NC 20: Fran Brady 8, Tony Aspite 6, Frank Kosman 6.
  Fkd 13: Karl Kruse 7, Connie Snyder 6.
1961
  NC 14: Joe Rafter 8, Jim Doman 6.
  Fkd 0:
1962
  Fkd 6: Vince McCaffrey 6
  NC 6: Bob Dobson 6.
1963
  NC 30: Frank Alba 12, Carl Bogatiuk 10, Dom Aspite 6, Jim O'Connell 2.
  Fkd 14: Jim Keweshan 6, Dom Bisceglie 6, Vince McCaffrey 2.
1964
  NC 12: Frank Alba 6, Joe Kaiser 6.
  Fkd 10: Gary Friedhoff 8, Safety 2.
1965
  NC 20: Joe Kaiser 18, Joe Welsh 2.
  Fkd 0:
1966
  Fkd 8: Joe Houghton 6, Safety 2.
  NC 0:
1967
  NC 28: John Triscszuk 6, Billy Dever 6, Dave Phillips 6, Paul Regan 6, John Daly 4.
  Fkd 8: Gary Martell 6, Joe Geiger 2.
1968
  Fkd 14: Richie Glenn 12, Mike Ray 2.
  NC 8: Ed Emberger 6, Jerry Fleming 2.
1969
  NC 24: Ed Emberger 8, Bob Shoemaker 6, Billy Dever 6. Steve Moretto 4.
  Fkd 14: George Loos 6, Greg Taylor 6, Ernie Kinzler 2.

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DANDY DOZENS
TOP PERFORMANCES, 1975-2009
RUSHING TEAM YEAR YARDS
Blair Thomas Fkd 1982 238
Eddie Gaskins Fkd 1997 202
Darren Swift Fkd 1987 175
Terrell Oglesby NC 2007 172
Daryl Robinson NC 2006 154
Jeffione Thomas Fkd 2009 154
Jim Meintel NC 1990 150
Bud Buxton Fkd 1994 149
Eugene Byrd NC 2009 148
Charles Thomas Fkd 1982 140
James Allen Fkd 1998 134
Frank Bilotta NC 1985 131
Herbert Sample Fkd 1997 131
PASSING TEAM YEAR YARDS
Dave Markowski NC 1987 259
Mark Suarez NC 1999 226
Joe Waclawski NC 2003 213
Anthony Reid NC 2009 212
J.P. D'Ambrosia NC 1994 192
Lamont Brown Fkd 2003 177
Joe Garofalo Fkd 1976 176
Lamont Brown Fkd 2004 153
Al DiMascia NC 1984 140
Matt Evangelist Fkd 1985 133
Dennis Logue NC 2008 125
Dave Markowski NC 1986 123
Brian Kulb NC 1997 123
RECEIVING TEAM YEAR YARDS
Jamie Makowski NC 1987 123
Karl Mitchell Fkd 1999 109
Wayne Rice Fkd 1991 102
Dave Sherman NC 2009 102
Michael Washington Fkd 2003 101
Sammy Ladd NC 2003 97
Saleem Debnam Fkd 1996 89
Ronnie Haas NC 1994 89
Mark Wilk NC 1999 74
Ed Gerety Fkd 1978 74
Eddie Ferrell Fkd 2007 71
Stephen Skinner Fkd 2000 69

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COACHES' RECORDS Years W L T
NORTH CATHOLIC        
William "Butch" Dougherty 1928-29 1 1 0
Kenneth "Si" Simendinger 1930-40 6 4 1
Walter "Babe" Marshall 1941-43 2 1 0
John Gillespie Sr. 1944-47 3 0 1
Jack Gillespie 1948-57 8 2 0
Bill Goldschmidt 1958-59 1 1 0
Joe Lauletta 1960-63 3 0 1
Bob Larkin 1964 1 0 0
Ferd Kuczala 1965-67 2 1 0
Ernie Oldenburgh 1968 0 1 0
Phil Lanctot 1969-70 2 0 0
Bill Travers 1971-75 1 3 2
William "Jeb" Lynch 1976-81 2 4 0
Bill Saybolt 1982-88 4 3 0
Bob Kaupp 1989-91 1 2 0
Jack Patton 1992-93 1 1 0
John Quinn 1994-96 1 2 0
Rich Betts 1997-01 1 4 0
Tim Quinn 2002-03 0 2 0
Chalie Szydlik 2004-09 3 3 0
  Totals   43 35 4
FRANKFORD Years W L T
Elwood Geiges 1928-29 1 1 0
Frank Lightfoot 1930-32 1 1 1
Elwood Geiges 1933-40 3 5 0
Worthington "Odie" Surrick 1941-42 1 1 0
Ted Doering 1943-45 0 2 1
Worthington "Odie" Surrick 1946-64 3 15 1
Al Angelo 1965-84 11 8 1
John McAneney 1985-86 0 2 0
Al Angelo 1987 1 0 0
Tom Mullineaux 1988-03 11 5 0
Mike Capriotti 2004-09 3 3 0
  Totals   35 43 4
  Geiges total   4 6 0
  Surrick total   4 16 1
  Angelo total   12 8 0

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