Phila. Blue Flame, 2004

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     The Phila. Blue Flame, a team comprised of policemen and firefighters, opened its second season March 20 with a game at Lincoln Financial Field against the Fire Department of New York. FDNY won, 14-6, before about 2,000 spectators.
     The Blue Flame's points came on a 1-yard run by FB Dante Coccia.
    Many of the Flame players are former high school stars and many of the coaches are current/former coaches at the high school level.

Blue Flame stats vs. FDNY
   RUSHING: Jaime Brown 16-49, Marquise Robinson 9-17, Dante Coccia 8-31, TD; Walt Bartle 5-(-7), Troy Gore 4-17. Kevin Whalen 2-8.
   PASSING: Walt Bartle 3-20-2, 32.
   RECEIVING: Dan McGee 2-20, Marquise Robinson 1-12.
   RETURNS: Dante Coccia 2-21, Jaime Brown 2-17, Troy Gore 1-12, Todd Johnson 1-11.
   SCORING: Dante Coccia, 1-yard run.

   TACKLES: Drexel Reid 7; Leon McKnight, Marc Howard, John Brady, Roberto Vasquez, Curtis Hill and Curtis Bunch 5; Chris Daukas, Leroy Wilson and Eric Bullock 4.
   SACK: John Rechner.
   TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Leon McKnight, Curtis Bunch/Peter Hammond.
   RECOVERIES OF OPPONENT'S FUMBLES: Richard Lynch, Curtis Bunch (forced by John Rechner), Roberto Vasquez (forced by Chris Daukas).
   INTERCEPTION: Todd Johnson.


4/3 -- Dallas/Fort Worth, 2 p.m., at
George Washington HS.
4/17 -- NYPD, 2 p.m., at Wildwood, NJ
4/24 -- Houston Fire, away
5/7 -- TBA, 7:30 p.m., at George Washington HS



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          Billy Eddis hits a 44-yard field goal in the first quarter. The kick was
          barely short against the wind. He also came very close on a 42-yarder
          against the wind. The holder is Walt Bartle. Both are Dougherty grads.

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    Wideout Dan McGee (84) signals TD after Dante Coccia (Neumann) vaults
    over the line for a 1-yard score late in the first half. Coccia is prone in the
    foreground; he'd been pushed back.

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     Dante Coccia (3) listens to the offensive coaches during halftime break.
     Standing are QBs Cary Boyd (Northeast) and Walt Bartle (12).

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     Another shot of the halftime talk. At right side of the board is offensive coach
     Mike McKay, a former star QB at Judge.

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    Jaime Brown (Ryan) absorbs a double crunching.