Little Quakers '04
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LITTLE QUAKERS 54, SARASOTA
No one can remember if it happened before. Fifty-three years is a long time, but most who have been around almost that long, think this was a first. The Philadelphia Little Quakers, founded in 1953 by Mr. Bob Levy, recorded an undefeated, unscored-upon season, capped off by a total shellacking of previously unbeaten and defending State Champion, Sarasota Florida, 54-0.
Special teams and defense set the tone while the offense efficiently used 18 plays to gain 190 yards on the ground with 5 TDs to overcome a team that was much faster and a hostile hometown crowd.
After a scoreless first quarter which saw Florida block and early field goal attempt, the staff settled in for what looked like a long nights battle. Special teams came to the rescue with Anthony Dupell (Penndale) recovering a fumbled punt return at the Florida 9 yard line. From there, tailback Justin Powell (Calvary Baptist) scored and the Tim McCaffrey (St. Jerome) extra point kick was good for an 8-0 lead.
The Quakers scored on their next possession with Rashad Campbell (Chestnut Hill Acad) following a great block by TE Martin Goldfarb (Penn Charter), went 51 yards for a score, to make it 16-0. After the kickoff, a Florida penalty backed them up inside the 10 yard line. With just under 5 minutes remaining in the half, linebacker Brandon Robertson (Carnell) pressured the Florida QB into a bad throw which was picked off and returned 11 yards for a touchdown by DE Blaise Fullen (Penn Charter), making the score 24-0, making all breathe a little easier.
The Quakers took over on downs with 1:39 remaining in the half. After a couple unsuccessful pass plays, Campbell scored again on a well executed reverse for a 30-0 lead to put the game away.
There was a second half to play and the hometown crowd was not happy with their teams performance. They boisterously tried to rally their team and to rattle the northern visitors, but the Little Quakers would have none of it. They received the second half kickoff and silenced the crowd with a four play, 62 yard drive. This time, fullback Eric Moore (Masterman) did the damage by rushing for 44 yards on the drive, including the 1 yard TD run to make it 38-0.
The defense, using many backup players, again stopped the Florida offense and gave the Quaker offense great field position. They were content to run the clock but Justin Powell got loose for a 25 yard touchdown to make it 46-0. Florida made one last run to try to score in the fourth quarter, but JeRon Stokes (Abington JHS) intercepted a pass and sprinted 69 yards untouched for the final score.
Boxscore: 1 2 3 4 Total
FLA 0 0 0 0 0
L.Q. 0 30 16 8 54
LQ Powell 9 yd run (McCaffrey Kick)
LQ Campbell 51 yd run (McCaffrey Kick)
LQ Fullen 11 yd interception return (McCaffrey Kick)
LQ Campbell 18 yd run (Kick failed)
LQ Moore 1 yd run (McCaffrey Kick)
LQ Powell 25 yd run (McCaffrey Kick)
LQ Stokes 69 yd interception return (McCaffrey Kick)
The 2004 Little Quakers:
Tim Decker Penn Charter
Tom Devlin Chestnut Hill Academy
Anthony Dupell Penndale (Lansdale)
Blaise Fullen Penn Charter
Mark Giulbilato St. Anastasia (Newtown Sq)
Jason Golderer Father Judge
Martin Goldfarb Penn Charter
Peter Haines Germantown Academy
Robert Holloman Fitler
Markel Jefferson Frankford HS
Joey Mascino Nativity BVM
Michael Massaro Penn Charter
Tim McCaffrey St. Jerome
Eric Moore Masterman
Adam Nowak St. Cecelia
George Palladino Deptford (NJ)
Justin Powell Calvary Christian (Schwenksville)
Mike Rauchut Penn Charter
Mikhail Reed Roosevelt MS
Brandon Robertson Carnell
John Ryan Penn Charter
Jeff Schill St. Alphonsus
Matt Schwemmer Wissahickon
Michael Scott-Keit Harding MS
Cory Sholly Indian Crest (Telford)
JeRon Stokes Abington JHS
Tykeem Tolliver Fels HS
Keith Tyer Father Judge
Jason Ulmer Father Judge
Joey Volgraf St. Philip Neri
Ricky Williams North Catholic
Little Quakers 30, New York
Playing under the lights at University of Pennsylvanias Franklin Field for the first time last Friday night, the Philadelphia Little Quakers used a devastating ground attack to defeat a very good New York City Team, 30-0. They rushed for an incredible 328 yards on 31 attempts, and the defense was relentless in their pressure, resulting in their third straight shutout.
The coaching staff knew that line play on both sides of the ball was going to be critical, since the NY team was a little bigger and that they were well coached. Their coaches included several members from Brooklyn Poly Prep, which is one of the east coasts premier high school programs.
The offense was lead by tailbacks Justin Powell (Calvary Baptist) with 143 yards on 9 carries, with 2 touchdowns, and Rashad Campbell (Chestnut Hill Acad) with 108 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown). This week, fullback Eric Moore (Masterman) got in on the act with 58 yards on 8 carries and a touchdown.
Defensively, the Quakers held the NY offense to 3 first downs and forced them into a passing game which was not their strong suit. LB Brandon Robertson (Carnell) and DE Blaise Fullen (Penn Charter) spearheaded the defense. Special mention to the offensive and defensive lines for their great work, using their quickness to dominate the line of scrimmage: Tom Devlin (Chestnut Hill Acad), Anthony Dupell (Penndale), Mike Rauchut (Penn Charter), Matt Schwemmer (Wissahickon), Tykeem Tolliver (Fels JH), Joey Mascino (Nativity), Keith Tyer (Judge), Ricky Williams (North Catholic), Mikhail Reed (Roosevelt MS), Joey Volgraf (St. Philip Neri), Jeff Schill (St. Alphonsus), Tim McCaffrey (St. Jerome), TEs Tim Decker (Penn Charter), Mike Massaro (Penn Charter), and Cory Sholly (Indian Crest).
Boxscore: 1 2 3 4 Total
NYC 0 0 0 0 0
L.Q. 8 8 8 6 30
LQ Powell 10 yd run (McCaffrey Kick)
LQ Campbell 70 yd run (McCaffrey Kick)
LQ Safety Dupell tackled punter in endzone
LQ Moore 6 yd run (Kick Blocked)
LQ Powell 52 yd run (Kick Blocked)
Next week, the boys will travel to Sarasota Florida for a game with the South Florida Champions, Ringling Redskins.
Little Quakers 36, Bucks
County Bears 0
For the second straight week, the Phila Little Quakers used their smothering defense and superior running game to defeat the Bucks County Bears, 36-0. This made the Quakers 2-0 for the year with two shutouts.
Early on, the Quakers drove to the ball to the Bears 9, but the Bears, also playing great defense, forced a fumble. Justin Powell (Calvary Baptist) returned the punt 23 yards to the Bear 11 yard line. Again, the Bears defense stiffened, keeping the Quakers out of the endzone. Next, the Quakers Jason Ulmer (Father Judge) intercepted a pass and returned to the 15 yard line and again, the Bears refused to let the Quaker offense score.
At this point the defense took it upon themselves to motivate the team. After a sack for a 9 yard loss by DT Joe Volgraf (St. Philip Neri), the other DT Matt Schwemmer (Wissahickon) sacked the Bears QB in the endzone for a safety. The Quaker offense took the hint, and scored on a 1 yard leap into the endzone by Powell. The score was set up by a nifty 18 yard run by Rashad Campbell (Chestnut Hill Acad) and a beautiful 9 yard completion from Mark Giubilato (St. Anastasia) to Blaise Fullen (Penn Charter). The Quakers got a scare at the end of the half when the Bears intercepted a pass inside their own 10 yard line and was clear down the sideline, but good hustle by Fullen prevented a 90 yard interception return for a touchdown.
The second half was all Quakers, as they seemed to wear down the Bears, who had many players going both ways. They drove from their own 38 to the Quaker 11 yard line, but failed to score. On the Quakers first play, Justin Powell (12 carries/147yds) took off on an 89 yard run to make the score 14-0. Tim McCafferys (St. Jerome) extra point made it 16-0. At that point, the Bears seemed to run out of gas.
Powell scored again on a 28 yard run and on 3rd down and 11, fullback Eric Moore (Masterman), with 8 carries for 55 yards, turned a 2 yard completion into a score, breaking two tackles along the way, then scored on a straight ahead dive from 35 yards out to round out the scoring. In all the Quakers rushed 29 times for 237 yards. Passing, Giubilato was 4 for 12 for 52 yards and Peter Haines (Germantown Acad) was 2 for 2 for 42 yards, 1 TD.
Defensively, the front line of McCaffrey, Schwemmer (sack), Volgraf (2 sacks), Joey Mascino (Nativity) with 6 tackles & 2 sacks, lead the way, along with DB Jason Golderer (Father Judge) 5 tackles and an interception and LB Fullen. (6 tackles).
Next up for the Quakers, the New York Police & Firemans team. They are coached by members of the nationally ranked Brooklyn Poly Prep High School coaching staft.
Little Quakers 28, Southwest
Phila. Roadrunners 0
Entering their fifty-first season, the nationally renowned Philadelphia Little Quakers, posted a shutout victory in their opening game against the Southwest Phila. Roadrunners, 28-0. The team is made up of 13 & 14 year old boys, weighing a maximum of 150 pounds and they come from schools and club programs all over the Delaware Valley.
Tailback Justin Powell (Calvary Baptist) opened the scoring with a 2 yard run. The score was set up by JeRon Stokes (Abington) 24 yard interception return to the 2 yard line. Tim McCaffreys (St. Jerome) extra point kick made it 8-0 and the Quakers never looked back.
Rashad Campbell (Chestnut Hill Acad) returned a punt 24 yards to the Roadrunners 34 yard line which set up a 20yd touchdown pass from Mark Giubilato (St. Anastasia) to Mike Massaro (Penn Charter) midway through the second quarter. Late in the first half, Campbell scored from 10yds out to put the Quakers up 20-0 and from there, they left things up to their defense.
Led by Ricky Williams (North Catholic) with 5 tackles and Michael Keitt-Scott (Harding MS) with 3, the Quakers completely shut down the Roadrunners, allowing only 2 first downs and 36 total yards for the game. Defensive backs Stokes and Campbell each had interceptions while Joe Volgraf (St. Philip Neri) and Mike Rauchut (Penn Charter) each had fumble recoveries. Jason Ulmer (Father Judge) also defended the pass extremely well and just missed an interception.
Next up for the Little Quakers will be the tough Bucks County Bears, who have defeated the Quakers in their last two meetings. The game will be at 9:30 A.M. on Sunday, November 21, at Franklin Field.
Direct any questions to the Little Quakers at 215-836-2143 or Laurie at 215-464-1470.