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1939

GRATZ

Coach

George Shegog

Record

8-1

Starters

Edwin "Pete" Lorenc

Ed Bodzioch

Stan Nalywinski

Marion Sawicki

Dimmy Oleinick

Key Subs

Bob Dawson

Lyn Ewell

1940

SOUTHERN

Coach

Dr. Richard Ker

Record

9-1

Starters

Herman "Red" Klotz

Irv Reichman

Warren "Reds" Jordan

Fran Petrella

Len Weiner

Key Subs

Gene Dongiven

Frank Lippo

Tom Fetters

1941

WEST

Coach

Ben Stackowski

Record

10-1

Starters

Stan Novak

Oscar Grossman

Wally Kollar

Nelson Bobb

Charles "Sonny" Leonard

Key Subs

Bill Duke

Gene Resnick

Ed Taylor

1942

WEST

Coach

Ben Stackowski

Record

10-1

Starters

Nelson Bobb

Oscar Grossman

Charles "Sonny" Leonard

Gene Resnick

Francis "Bud" Williams

Key Subs

Ed Taylor

Stu Tomkins

Ed Goldberg

1943

WEST

Coach

Ben Stackowski

Record

10-1

Starters

Charlie Lamons

Stu Tomkins

Ed Goldberg

Francis "Bud" Williams

John Davidian

Key Subs

Leroy Whatley

Dave Friedman

1944

BARTRAM

Coach

Menchy Goldblatt

Record

11-0

Starters

Milt Cohen

Norm Tener

Bob "Ace" McCann

Bill Nelson

Steve Rullo

Key Subs

Al Trubin

Bill Beatty

Jack "Reds" Fanning

1945

SOUTHERN

Coach

Dave Dabrow

Record

10-1

Starters

Charles "Hotsy" Bellak

Tom Sabol

Bill Myles

*Stan Goldman

Stan "Loady" Brown

Key Subs

Arnold Levin

Manny Bosio

*Joined Army at end of regular season; replaced by Levin.

1946

SOUTHERN

Coach

Dave Dabrow

Record

12-2

Starters

Stan "Loady" Brown

Irv Berschler

Jack Silver

Harris Pitkoff

Pat Altadonna

Key Subs

Norm Lerner

Ed Altieri

1947

BARTRAM

Coach

Menchy Goldblatt

Record

13-1

Starters

Ralph Naimoli

Walt Plechner

Frank "Pete" Logue

Gil Shor

Lou Lista

Key Subs

Herman Ingerman

Jim Sherlock

Dave Hansen

1948

OVERBROOK

Coach

Warren Weiler

Record

13-1

Starters

Larry Goldsborough

Alan Stein

Jackie Moore

Mel Kates

Tony Papaneri

Key Subs

Al Kates

Marshall "Lefty" Berwick

Lou Jaffe

Gil Wagenfeld

1949

OVERBROOK

Coach

Sam Cozen

Record

11-3

Starters

Jackie Moore

Dick Dunham

Bill Levin

Murray Teller

Guido "Dippy" Carosi

Key Subs

Wycliffe Martin

Fred Douglas

Murray Maxwell

1950

OVERBROOK

Coach

Sam Cozen

Record

13-1, 18-4

Starters

Jackie Moore

Wycliffe Martin

Jim Poff

Gene Avella

Bob Alper

Key Subs

Fred Douglas

Roland "Lefty" Sommers

Dan Promislo

1951

WEST

Coach

Doug Connelly

Record

13-2, 17-4

Starters

William Johnson

Earl Jackson

George Tomosky

Bill Showell

Jim Miller

Key Sub

Ron Mitz

1952

FRANKLIN

Coach

Bill Nelson

Record

6-3, 11-8

Starters

Claude Gross

Pete Henderson

Devonne Muchison

Dick Chaney

Bill Matthews

Key Subs

Don Hill

Bill McCoy

1953

OVERBROOK

Coach

Sam Cozen

Record

11-1, 21-2

Starters

Wilt Chamberlain

Marv Cravetz

Lou Sadler

Stan Guralnick

Doug Leaman

Key Subs

Charlie Brahin

Ira Davis

Jim Sadler

1954

OVERBROOK

Coach

Cecil Mosenson

Record

12-0, 20-0

Starters

Wilt Chamberlain

Doug Leaman

Ira Davis

Mel Brodsky

Jim Sadler

Key Subs

Marty Hughes

Howard Johnson

Dave Henryhand

Al Weinberg

1955

OVERBROOK

Coach

Cecil Mosenson

Record

12-0, 18-1

Starters

Wilt Chamberlain

Vince Miller

Marty Hughes

Dave Shapiro

Howard Johnson

Key Subs

Ben Jones

Simeon Jones

Tom Fitzhugh

1956

WEST

Coach

Doug Connelly

Record

12-0, 17-1

Starters

Ray "Chink" Scott

Hubie White

Carl Lacy

Fred Brockman

Saul Schwait

Key Subs

Elliott Berman

Paul Turner

Harry "Sonny" Mowery

1957

OVERBROOK

Coach

Paul Ward

Record

11-1, 20-1

Starters

Wayne Hightower

Ralph Heyward

Bernie Ivens

Howie Horenstein

Bobby Jones

Key Subs

Art Morganstern

Hank Altschuler

Franklin Smith

1958

OVERBROOK

Coach

Paul Ward

Record

13-0, 22-0

Starters

Wayne Hightower

Ralph Heyward

Richie Richman

Walt Hazzard

Wali Jones

Key Subs

Willard Epps

Stan Shapiro

1959

OVERBROOK

Coach

Paul Ward

Record

16-0, 23-1

Starters

Ralph Heyward

Walt Hazzard

Wali Jones

Jim Reese

Bobby Jones

Key Subs

Dick Baker

*Len Borisoff

Herculese Johnson

*Later changed surname to Barry

1960

WEST

Coach

Doug Connelly

Record

16-0, 24-1

Starters

Ernest "Sonny" Jackson

Carl Vernick

Jim Hanner

Ed Williams

Jim English

Key Subs

Bill Daisey

Bob Becks

1961

BARTRAM

Coach

Tony Coma

Record

11-1, 19-4

Starters

Boyd O'Neal

Chris Kefalos

Willie Mobley

Bob Lohse

Bill Spencer

Key Sub

Earl Monroe

1962

WEST

Coach

Doug Connelly

Record

9-3, 20-3

Starters

Deforia Coleman

Frank Card

Ken Morgan

Jim Peterson

Lou Gates

Key Subs

Paul Jackson

Gene Shuler

Joe Hill

1963

WEST

Coach

Doug Connelly

Record

10-2, 23-2

Starters

John Beach

Don Miller

Paul Jackson

John Thomas Evans

Lou Gates

Key Sub

Bob Olivar

1964

GERMANTOWN

Coach

Bill Nelson

Record

11-2, 18-3

Starters

Bob Reid

Charlie Orme

Lou Gambrell

Leroy Lark

Jim Butler

Key Subs

T.J. Johnston

Chris Roulhac

Fred Winston

1965

LINCOLN

Coach

Harry Silcox

Record

14-0, 26-1

Starters

Larry Cannon

Dave Scheinfeld

Richie Kelly

Tom Gizzi

Glenn Brenner

Key Sub

Jay Gill

1966

EDISON

Coach

Ed D'Andrea

Record

12-2, 19-4

Starters

Erv "Stu" Staggs

Jack Stevenson

Sam Gore

Nate Mask

Rick Jordan

Key Subs

Leonard Lee

Tyrone Mann

1967

OVERBROOK

Coach

Paul Ward

Record

14-0, 21-2

Starters

Mike Gale

Eldred "Jay" Bagley

Bill Turner

Ron Eleby

Carlyle Corbin

Key Subs

Larry Jones

Ken Stanton

1968

WEST

Coach

Doug Connelly

Record

13-1, 19-3

Starters

Freddie Stokes

Brady Small

Bill Jones

Ernie Jones

Lou Miller

Key Sub

Greg Newman

1969

EDISON

Coach

Ed D'Andrea

Record

13-1, 19-3

Starters

Romie Thomas

Dennis Mathews

Reggie Kitchen

Rubin "Tuner" Collins

Bob Peterson

Key Subs

Lynn Greer

Norman Mills

1970

OVERBROOK

Coach

Paul Ward

Record

13-1, 22-2

Starters

Andre McCarter

Gary Garvin

Vince Ellison

Jerry Thomas

Kevin Washington

Key Subs

Ronald Duckett

Gregory Ritchie

Al Carey

1971

OVERBROOK

Coach

Paul Ward

Record

10-2, 20-4

Starters

Andre McCarter

Jerry Thomas

Kevin Washington

Rich Laurel

Greg Haynes

Key Subs

Willie Kelly

Charlie Samuels

Joe Williams

1972

BARTRAM

Coach

Jack Farrell

Record

11-3, 18-6

Starters

Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant

Joe "Mad Dog" Pride

Roger Steve

John "Flip" Groce

Gordon Carter

Key Subs

Greg King

Ken Satchell

1973

*GRATZ

Coaches

Lionel Hoye (PL)

Ty "Tee" Shields (HL)

Record

1-1 PL, 8-2HL, 17-4

Starters

Joe Gore

Greg Pouncy

James "Footie" Alston

Al Burton

Marvin Brown

Key Subs

Larry Pittman

Greg Coleman

*Sonny Hill Winter League replaced PL after teachers struck

1974

WEST

Coach

Joe Goldenberg

Record

10-3, 17-5

Starters

Tim Smith

Mark Dwight

Wilbert Lorick

Calvin Goodwin

Clarence Hamilton

Key Subs

Herman Adams

Joe Waller

Gary Anderson

1975

WEST

Coach

Joe Goldenberg

Record

14-0, 25-0

Starters

Tim Smith

Gene Banks

Mark Dwight

Wilbert Lorick

Michael Collins

Key Subs

Calvin Goodwin

Don Watkins

1976

WEST

Coach

Joe Goldenberg

Record

13-0, 24-2

Starters

Gene Banks

Clarence "Eggy" Tillman

Darryl Warwick

Ron "Weiner" Williams

Louis Crawley

Key Subs

Don Watkins

Cliff Riddick

Tony Roots

1977

WEST

Coach

Joe Goldenberg

Record

14-0, 30-0

Starters

Gene Banks

Clarence "Eggy" Tillman

Darryl Warwick

Joe Garrett

Mike Nichols

Key Subs

Mike Powell

Vincent Ross

1978

WEST

Coach

Joe Goldenberg

Record

14-1, 33-1

Starters

Clarence "Eggy" Tillman

Vincent Ross

James "Pee Wee" Thomas

*Burt Biggs

Kevin "Rock" McCray

Key Subs

Ken Riddick

Mark Davis

*Later known as Tyrell Biggs

1979

OVERBROOK

Coach

Max Levin

Record

14-1, 34-1

Starters

Ricky Tucker

Joe Washington

Jeffrey Tucker

Richard Congo

Tony Costner

Key Subs

Craig Randall

John Bryant

John White

1980

OVERBROOK

Coach

Max Levin

Record

14-0, 34-0

Starters

Tony Costner

Steve Black

Darryl "World" Brown

John Bryant

*Terry Carter

Key Subs

William "Vernon" Hardwick

Charlie Brown

*Missed PL final with illness; Hardwick started

1981

FRANKLIN

Coach

Ken Hamilton

Record

16-0, 27-2

Starters

Vic Alexander

Keith Walker

Reggie Faison

Keith "Rock" Smith

Anthony Abson

Key Subs

Greg Imes

Tony Stutts

William Walker

1982

MASTBAUM

Coach

Bones Schneider

Record

13-0, 27-1

Starters

Timmy Brown

Darren Keith

Ellison Huggins

Charlie Davis

Dana "Dano" Garner

Key Subs

Vince Cochran

Lyn Watson

1983

OVERBROOK

Coach

Max Levin

Record

6-2, 21-5

Starters

Ahmad Gilbert

Herman "Coozie" Willis

Octavius "Tate" Davis

Walt Mitchell

Tommy Gilbert

Key Subs

Bruce Hannibal

Mike Mitchell

1984

FRANKLIN

Coach

Ken Hamilton

Record

13-0, 27-1

Starters

Jerome "Pooh" Richardson

Jimmy Richardson

Will Bolds

Brian "Sugar Bear" Smith

Isaac Young

Key Subs

Rodney Miller

Sherman Williams

Ben Mitchell

1985

DOBBINS

Coach

Rich Yankowitz

Record

13-0, 28-2

Starters

Greg "Bo" Kimble

Eric "Hank" Gathers

Darrell "Heat" Gates

Derrick Gathers

Doug Overton

Key Subs

William "Randy" Slade

Jeff Goldwire

1986

SOUTHERN

Coach

Mitch Schneider

Record

13-0, 25-1

Starters

Lionel Simmons

Marshall Taylor

Al Baur

Clarence Jackson

Robert "World" Stokes

Key Subs

Kevin Smith

Demetrius Butler

1987

SOUTHERN

Coach

Mitch Schneider

Record

13-0, 25-1

Starters

Robert "World" Stokes

Will Scott

Kevin Smith

Nelson Brown

Jason Waters

Key Subs

Terrance McDuffie

Greg Wright

1988

FRANKFORD

Coach

Vince Miller

Record

13-0, 24-1

Starters

Carlin Warley

Jason Warley

Jamie Ross

Nate Emons

Rodney Roach

Key Subs

Cori Lewis

Kevin "Sleepy" Newton

Aaron Cottman

Jeffrey Mack

1989

FRANKFORD

Coach

Vince Miller

Record

13-0, 25-1

Starters

Carlin Warley

Jason Warley

Cori Lewis

Johnny Davis

Alvin "Brother" Abner

Key Subs

Aaron Cottman

Ron O'Neal

1990

GRATZ

Coach

Bill Ellerbee

Record

13-0, 26-4

Starters

Aaron McKie

Harry Moore

Rasheed Wallace

Levan Alston

Andre Griffin

Key Subs

Contrell Scott

Calvin Wingfield

George "Toot" Winns

1991

GRATZ

Coach

Bill Ellerbee

Record

10-0, 27-1

Starters

Rasheed Wallace

Levan Alston

Andre Griffin

Calvin Wingfield

Contrell Scott

Key Subs

Wilfred Kirkaldy

Shawn "Reds" Smith

Jamahal Redmond

1992

FRANKLIN LC

Coach

Pete Merlino

Record

11-0, 24-2

Starters

Faron "Meatball" Hand

Tyrone Weeks

Isaiah Russell

Sean Colson

Cliff Dunn

Key Subs

Paul Whiting

Nevaughn Beasley

1993

GRATZ

Coach

Bill Ellerbee

Record

11-0, 31-0

Starters

Rasheed Wallace

Jamahal Redmond

Shawn "Reds" Smith

Terrell Stokes

Alem Watson

Key Subs

Rondell Turner

Lynard Stewart

James "Noot" Smith

1994

*GRATZ

Coach

Bill Ellerbee

Record

11-0, 27-3

Starters

Lynard Stewart

Shawn "Reds" Smith

Terrell Stokes

Brian Samuels

#Michael Blunt

Key Subs

Arthur Dorsey

Anth. "Chester" Watson

Ron "Bambi" Campbell

*Awarded title by school district; Franklin LC was found to have used ineligible players.

#Injured shoulder in semifinal; Dorsey started in final.

1995

UNIV. CITY

Coach

Steve Kane

Record

11-0, 22-2

Starters

Rash. Brokenborough

Anthony "Chop" Harris

Anwar "Fis" Blagmon

Michael Tucker

Alfonso Wilson

Key Subs

Steve Fuller

Shaheed Sanders

Lamar Edge

1996

EDISON

Coach

Howard Ratinoff

Record

14-1, 21-3

Starters

Omar Logan

Albert Crockett

Mark Peterson

David "Day-Day" Wise

Tyrone Forrest

Key Subs

Reuben Palmer

Ryan Moore

1997

GRATZ

Coach

Bill Ellerbee

Record

16-0, 24-5

Starters

Marvin O'Connor

Jarett Kearse

Shatee Cooks

Steve Kennedy

Khari McKie

Key Subs

Sharod Carroll

Rasheem Sims

1998

FRANKLIN

Coach

Ken Hamilton

Record

11-2, 17-6

Starters

Alex Wesby

Calvin Johnson

Kevin Isley

Gary Palmer

Hanif "Julio" Styles

Key Subs

Gregory Bowens

Terrence Freeman

1999

FRANKLIN

Coach

Ken Hamilton

Record

12-1, 23-2

Starters

Calvin Johnson

Jason Dunham

Gary Palmer

Hanif "Julio" Styles

Andre Frazier

Key Subs

Denelle Holly

Omar Williams

2000

S. MANSION

Coach

Gerald Hendricks

Record

13-0, 24-3

Starters

Omar Thomas

Darryl Jones

Greg “Fatty” Cunningham

Maureece Rice

Frank Griffin

Key Subs

Levi Lemar

Johnny Mack

Nontesh Savage

2001

GRATZ

Coach

Bill Ellerbee

Record

15-0, 24-3

Starters

Michael Cuffee

Micheal Blackshear

Brandon Millwood

Anthony Abrams

Messiah Reames

Key Subs

Omar Johnson

William McNeil

Augie Woodlin

Dashay Brown

Anthony Geiger

Tariq Wharton

2002

S. MANSION

Coach

Gerald Hendricks

Record

13-0, 24-4

Starters

Maureece Rice

Aaron Brown

Maurice Stennis

Delton Morgan-Hines

Dawud Morris

Key Subs

Wayne "Whispers" Harrington

Tyreek Graves

2003

BARTRAM

Coach

Lou Biester

Record

12-1, 24-4

Starters

Jason Cain
Charles Jones
Khalil Abdus-Salaam
Bryant Leach
Todd "Kojak" McCoy

Key Subs

Daziah Miller
Antwan Garfield
Makal Stibbins

2004

GRATZ

Coach

Leonard Poole

Record

13-0, 25-3

Starters

Mark Tyndale
Tyrone "Tamir" Smith
Jason Hickenbottom
Matthew Walden
Malcolm Welles

Key Subs

Donald Curtis
Jamar Bruce

2005

CENTRAL

Coach

Haviland Harper

Record

14-0, 26-3

Starters

Scott Rodgers
Kenny St. George
Andre Woodlin
Rashiid Coleman
Marcus Morris

Key Subs

Lamar Williams
Marcellus Garrett

2006

GRATZ

Coach

Leonard Poole

Record

14-0, 24-5

Starters

Malik Alvin
Velton Jones
Ishmawiyl McFadden
Sean Gilbert
Brandon Combs

Key Subs

Stevie Newton
Tommie "T.J." Sykes
Karl Howard
Jamal Watson

2007

PREP CHARTER

Coach

Dan Brinkley

Record

10-0, 27-4

Starters

Marcus Morris
Markieff Morris
Jesse Morgan
Parrish Grant
Kevin Radford

Key Subs

Ferg Myrick
Tyree "Chuck" Harris
John "Tatoe" Brown

2008

COMM. TECH

Coach

Lou Biester

Record

14-1, 28-4

Starters

Andrew "Scootie" Randall
Antonio "Gee" Monroe
Manny Jordan
Chris Jones
Orlando Ensley

Key Subs

Shaquille Shannon
Virgil Pearson
Preston Nelson
Raheem Roher

2009

IMHOTEP CHARTER

Coach

Andre Noble

Record

14-0, 32-1 

Starters

Sam Prescott
Will Adams
Parrish Grant
Ivory Wells
Erik Copes

Key Subs

Kenny Battle
Jamal Jones
David Appolon
Tyree Morgan

2010

IMHOTEP CHARTER

Coach

Andre Noble

Record

14-2, 25-6  

Starters

Ameen Tanksley
David Appolon
Erik Copes
Tyhiem "Redz" Perrin
Terrell Johnson

Key Subs

Bakari White
Earl Brown

2011

IMHOTEP CHARTER

Coach

Andre Noble

Record

11-0, 31-3  

Starters

Ameen Tanksley
David Appolon
Erik Copes
Terrell Johnson
Brandon Austin

Key Subs

Khyree Wooten
Tyhiem "Redz" Perrin
Earl Brown
Bakari White

2012

CONSTITUTION

Coach

Rob Moore

Record

8-3, 23-9 

Starters

Savon Goodman
Daiquan Walker
Fajion Jones
Craig "Poppy" Slade
Tamir Bolger

Key Subs

Amonie "Moonie" Holloman
Akeem King

2013

IMHOTEP

Coach

Andre Noble

Record

9-2, 28-5 

Starters

Brandon Austin
Deryl Bagwell
Basil Thompson
Jakwan Jones
Dymir Logan

Key Subs

Abraham Massaley
Nigel Grant
Jalil Myers
Deion Evans

2014

KING

Coach

Sean Colson

Record

7-3, 24-6

Starters

Sammy Foreman
Greg Bennett
Jahmir Taylor
Jabri McCall
Chase Rodgers

Key Subs

Brandon McNair
Tyheem Harmon
Rasool Samir
Xzavier Malone

2015

IMHOTEP

Coach

Andre Noble

Record

6-4, 22-10

Starters

Daron Russell
Devin Liggeons
DeAnte Robinson
Jaekwon Carlyle
Khalief Tinley

Key Subs

Nysir Marshburn
Cananchet Jordan
Josh Townsend
Khatib Cousins