Special Photos, FB 2004

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    Every so often, we'll publish action photos and photos of people in or around the game
as a way of providing recognition. If you see Ted on the trail and think someone's photo,
even yours, deserves to be posted on www.tedsilary.com, speak up.
    For space considerations, photos from previous school years were deleted.


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Terrell "Li'l Ray" Baylor, a seventh-grader at Gillespie Middle School,
energetically dispenses water for Gratz. His nickname comes from the fact
his brother, Ray, is a junior lineman for the Bulldogs. The guy who's just a
liiiiiiittle bigger than Terrell is Gratz coach Gus Felder, the former Penn
State lineman.

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Gratz' Donald "Shug" King is sized up by Roxborough franchise Chris Mitchell. Roxborough's
Vinson Jones gives chase.

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The Bulldogs relax on the track during halftime.

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Bradley Martin picks off a pass.

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Roxborough's Richard "Microwave" Williams (No. 1) plays MLB (and RB) at 5-2, 190 pounds.
Others in photo: 31, Vinson Jones; 30, Aaron Washington; 5, Carl Scott; 78, Charles Preston.


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Brian FitzPatrick (L) and Greg "Izzy" Isdaner, of Episcopal, are the first two
recipients of our wonderful Player of the Week T-shirts. Notice how they find it
hard to contain their enthusiasm. They have promised to cherish the shirts forever.
Well, maybe for a week or two (smile). We thank them for being good sports.

From La Salle FB player Jack Crouse, who writes for the site during hoops
season as "Jack in the Box."

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This is Jack imitating coach Joe Colistra at a pep rally. At the table are
Mike "Stat Boy" Grant, Tom Little and Mike Lynch. Notice the different
color socks. They were part of the skit.

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Check out the face on C-DT Andrew Rocks. Coach Colistra is said to love
Jack's impersonations, and gets him to imitate the assistants.
                        (Photos by Brad Murtha, sr. offensive lineman.)

JUDGE 7, RYAN 0   9/25

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Check out the middle-of-the-line action during a kick by Judge's Dave Read. The holder is QB
Justin DeCristofaro. No. 11 is Ryan's Mike Pinto. This pic was sent in by former Penn
Charter star P.J. Maley. His own site is www.m3photo.com.

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Ryan's Joe Zeglinski prepares to straight-arm Judge's Matt Rodriguez. No. 31 is Luke Seagrave.

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Judge's Erik Frazier is sized up by George Colbert (42) and Mark Wyszynski (44).


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Frankford's Tarryn Pietersen (L) and Shannon Garrett are back for their
final season as the Pub's best managers. Shannon is the senior class
president. Tarryn is the treasurer.

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Lincoln's Terrell Denson runs and Isaiah Stroman chases.

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Frankford's famous cutback sweep. Malik "Flip" Walker runs and QB Lamont Brown
carries out his fake. Lincoln's John Hardin-Bey is getting blocked.

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Lamont Brown has more than enough protection.

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Frankford's 1954 champions were introduced at halftime.

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Antonio Wessells pops Lamont Brown as he throws. The pass was
intercepted by Terrell Denson.


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Your vision's 20-20 for this one. Franklin's Barton French runs. Overbrook's William Brownlee pursues.

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Franklin's Rodreen Howell delivers hard hit to keep Devon Starks from
making a reception.

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Hassann Denmark (52) prepares to tackle Barton French as Chris Thornton
blocks (and maybe holds the facemask?? -- smile) William Brownlee.

I tried to take some 'Brook celebration pics, but the memory card was full
and I couldn't make deletions in time. My apologies.


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John Shaw ran 35 times for 193 yards and three TDs.

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FB Andrew Spross scored the Hawks' first TD.


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West goes through pregame drills on the new artificial turf at Truman HS.

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John Beretzki (left) is in his 39th year of working at Egan/Conwell-Egan sporting
events. He formerly worked on the chain gang at football games, but now collects
admissions at the gate. Said fellow C-E legend Mike Tos: "If the Pope came to
the game, John would get $4 out of him."

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Your favorite game-pickers and mine, Puck (left) and Huck.

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C-E's Steve Slaton shakes off a West
player before throwing a halfback pass.

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West's Marques Slocum ices an ankle injury. At the upper
left is Marques' father, ex-West Phila. HS basketball star
Marc Anderson. He now lives in suburban Washington, D.C.


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Greg Isdaner (right) and Scott Ritrovato (65) make blocks to spring Episcopal's Brian FitzPatrick
on a quarterback draw. FitzPatrick had 275 yards total offense, four rushing TDs, a passing TD
and an interception.

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Coach Rick Knox (first step) leads the Churchmen back to the field for the
second half.

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So, do you think it's easy keeping stats in the pouring rain on a mudpit of
a sideline? (smile). This is me and Huck was on the other side of the camera.

CENTRAL 40, DOBBINS 21   9/17

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Under pressure from Central's Christian Chaves (43), Dobbins QB Steve Sydnor sends a
pitchout toward RB Paul Boldin.

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Senior Rachel Marcelis is one of Central's many managers. She
was asked to help on the chain crew and paid a price. Early, she
was knocked on her you-know-what when a play went across the
sideline. She popped right up laughing, though. Later, Central
QB Devon Thompson hit her on the arm with an errant pass.
"They're trying to kill me," she said.


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SJ Prep coach Gil Brooks talks via speaker phone with coach Joe Paterno as LB Steve Quinn commits to
Penn State. With Steve are his parents, John and Pat.

BARTRAM 16, SOUTHERN 12   9/16

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Bartram's John Pratt takes a hard hit.

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Southern WR Michael McClain turns upfield after making a catch.

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Almost in his own end zone, Southern QB Jalil Harris rolls to his left and looks to pass.
Tyrell Winchester gives chase. No. 58 is Harry Walker.

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There are no stands on the visiting side at Gratz and the stands on
the home side are condemned. So when Edison played at Gratz
on 9/15, Nam Tran taped the game from atop a ladder.
  (When Huck saw this photo, he sent me a comment: "Before the
game, the videoman went: checklist . . . camera, got it; tape, got
it; extra tape, got it; camera case, forgot it; and of course, ladder,

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The shortest distance to a first down is not always a straight
line. Check out the angle from one chain guy to the other. Gotta
love The Pub.

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Gratz receivers Richard Sheppard (3) and Nisia Dunaway are in the area. The
pass is knocked down by Edison's No. 1 (name not provided).

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Wood's John McFadden makes an interception 9/11 vs. West Catholic.

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West Catholic WR John Maddox was unable to hold onto this pass. He later made a key
interception. No. 6 is Ryan McAfee.

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Wood QB Chris Hanson takes off on a keeper as Christian Szablowski blocks Marques
Slocum and Anthony Rhoades pursues.

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Penn Charter's Colin Hitschler prepares to make a tackle on O'Hara's Steve Cook. O'Hara
won, 41-13, in game played 9/11. No. 73 is Jerry Penrose.

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Due to a torn ACL in his right knee, PC franchise Zack Zeglinski now has to help as a
statman. Here he confers with QB James Hannah. PC coach Brian McCloskey is in the
background, standing up.

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Cook is off to the races for a TD. No. 66 is Joe Glace. No. 76 is Matt Lowry.

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James Hannah has already thrown downfield. Joe Rauchut puts a block
on Brahiim Washington.

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Germantown QB Brandon Cuff loses the ball under pressure from Jeff Leriche (50)
and Charles Whittington (30).
   Photo by Mireya Taylor (Lincoln parent).

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Pass is about to fall incomplete in the end zone. The Lincoln players are
Jeff Leriche (left), Quaron Billups and Terrell Denson (26).
   Photo by Mireya Taylor (Lincoln parent).

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Terrell Denson runs for Lincoln vs. Germantown on 9/10.

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Lincoln's John Harden-Bey sizes up G-town QB Brandon

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King WR Sammy Tranks, who won the game with an 87-yard fumble return, charges off the line
to begin a pattern vs. Bok on 9/9.

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Bok's Cory Moultrie (3) executes a neat cutback.

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Bok's Sean Jessup sacks Jeff Campbell as Sammy Tranks blocks Amir Nuriddin.

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Coach Chalie Szydlik addresses the North Catholic Falcons after his first game produced a win, 15-12 over
Neumann-Goretti on 9/4.

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Neumann-Goretti's Bruce Holloman gets ready to juke a defender en
route to a 4-yard TD run.

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North QB Joe Waclawski surveys the N-G defense and the water tower welcomes you to Wildwood.

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In the first game, Roman QB Tim Hoban looks to throw as ref
Tom McClain keeps watch.

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Evin Jones on the run for Roman.

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Chris Diaferio tries to get away from Roman LB Sean Matthews; not
an easy task.

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This is the unofficial WC mascot, 7-year-old
Devin Crosby. He wears that FB thing on his
head, but we thought you'd like to see his face
(smile). His father, Albie, is a Burr assistant.

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Northeast's players kill time waiting for Franklin to arrive before season's first game on 9/3.
Franklin got there at 3, so game was held up until 3:30. NE got there at 2.

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Franklin coach Ken Geiser speaks with his defense as assistant Al Hill listens in. No. 64 is end Kordell
Morgan, a vital member of the unit.