Special Photos, FB 2004 (Nov.-Dec.)
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EASTON 15, WASHINGTON 10 11/27
PIAA CLASS EASTERN SEMIFINAL
(Photos by Ted and Amauro)
Washington QB Chuck Hughes was going to throw a jump pass
no one was open in the middle. No. 86 is John McFillin.
The Eagles' defenders are ready.
There's a pileup on the sideline. Jason Patton and Dave Gonser (51) get a close view.
The rain and distance from the sideline made things
difficult, but Amauro was ready
when Mike Kline booted a 23-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 10-9 lead.
Jerry Butler (L) commands the Eagles to keep their heads up.
The Eagles, with passion, belt out the school song.
JUDGE 19, LINCOLN 18 11/25
(Photo by P.J. Maley)
Kicker David Read (80), holder Justin DeCristofaro (16)
and blocker Joe Van Buskirk (20)
rejoice after Read's last-moment FG lifts Judge over Lincoln, 19-18.
CENTRAL 20, NORTHEAST 6 11/25
(Photos by Joe Arleth)
Central's Rodney Sykes returns a punt.
Devon Johnson runs for the game's first TD as Rodney
Sykes makes a
Central's rooters are a shade excited.
The Lancers are proud after ending the season on a very strong note.
FRANKFORD 20, NORTH CATHOLIC 14 11/25
North's seniors were introduced with their parents.
Pictured are Shane McNamara (24), Gene Zimmaro
(19), Matt Bateman (56) and Matt Sharkey (30).
Part of the overflow crowd on North's side.
Shane McNamara moves in to tackle TE Alonzo Williams.
Malik "Flip" Walker (20) blocks for Frank "Cherries" Jubilee.
WASHINGTON 21, RYAN 12 11/24
John McFillin, Washington's two-way end, with his father, Frank, a Ryan assistant, and mom, Anne.
Joe McFillin, son of Frank and brother of John, instructs Ryan's linemen.
WOOD 40, CONWELL-EGAN 20 11/21
CATHOLIC BLUE SEMIFINAL
Wood's Bryan McCartney zips for 46 early yards en route to a 200-yard day.
There was a short delay when this hash mark, at the
line, became dislodged. Truman personnel taped it back
James Harrigan has just made a catch along the left
sideline. He turned to the inside, picked up 14
total yards and got the ball to the 6. He scored on the next play.
Soph Chris Lorditch is bound for the end zone with one of his two TD catches.
Ryan Dolan makes a conversion catch.
Coach Joe Powel gathers the Vikings. Closer to the camera is assistant Mike McKay.
What did I do to upset this guy? (smile)
All the media members needed to speak with the heroes.
Being interviewed are Chris Lorditch (19), Chris Hanson (14) and
Bryan McCartney (26). Interviewing McCartney is FB/LB Bill Gross' favorite sports writer, Kevin "Sparky" Cooney (ha ha).
O'HARA 34, RYAN 6 11/20
CATHOLIC RED SEMIFINAL
As the happy Lions gather 'round coach Danny Algeo, QB John Ward checks out a hangnail (smile).
The players are bobbing their helmets and humming the
school song. Not sure who the kid in front is, but at
least the humming isn't driving him crazy (ha ha).
WASHINGTON 30, NORTHEAST 12 11/20
PUBLIC LEAGUE FINAL
Washington's Mikal Sabree makes a TD-preventing
interception in front
of Sean Evans.
Kyle Sample brings down Jerry Butler.
Jadrien "J.J. Reynolds was given the game ball.
Here, he heads back across
the field after going through the postgame-pleasantries line. The No. 9s are
father and son, Chuck Hughes.
Coach Ron Cohen, with J.J. at his side, addresses the PL champs!
SJ PREP 37, BONNER 0 11/19
CATHOLIC RED SEMIFINAL
Fans come in all sizes, shapes and colors of body paint.
Steve Quinn makes a diving TD catch (pass from Jim
McCormick) late in the first half. The defender is Kevin
John Shaw (176 yards, three TDs) is just left of center.
And in this one, it looks as if John has realized a
photographer is lurking nearby (smile). John's
brother, Lance, a Prep assistant and also a quality back during his Hawk career, is standing in
the back, middle, wearing a maroon jacket.
MASTBAUM 38, UNIV. CITY 20 11/18
Mastbaum QB Markies Tavares stays warm as the
Panthers wait for UC's bus to show up.
Luis Sanchez reaches out to straight-arm UC's Amir Muhammad.
WR Sherrod "Sheet Rock" Evers (L) and QB
Markies Tavares set Mastbaum records for yardage in a season.
Evers had 718 receiving. Tavares had 1,408 passing.
Sheet Rock and 'Kies are joined by Luis Sanchez, who
turned in seven catches for 117 yards
and two TDs.
The Panthers ham it up.
OVERBROOK 50, PENN 0 11/17
(Photos by Ted and son, Kevin)
Overbrook's James Morgan can't hold on to what would have been a TD reception. (Kevin)
William Brownlee gets it close to the goal line. (Kevin)
Brownlee again on the move (Kevin).
The 2004 William Penn Lions. These are the guys who made it through the season. They're to be congratulated.
Penn's Anthony McCloud runs and Devon Starks fights off a block. (Ted)
McCloud on a late kickoff return. (Kevin)
WEST CATHOLIC TRACK WHIZ NICOLE LEACH
SIGNS WITH UCLA 11/16
Nicole literally signs her scholarship papers.
Nicole is flanked by her parents, Diane and Al.
Nicole beams while joined onstage by many of the
important people in her life. West coach Lenny Jordan is
at the podium. Volunteer assistant Tim Hickey, the architect of the William Penn powerhouses, is at the left
next to Nicole's mom.
A closer look at the above photo . . .
LINCOLN 21, CENTRAL 18 11/15
Central QB Joe Marshall is dragged
down by Joe DiGrazio.
Lincoln's Rory Stallworth turns upfield en route to a 75-yard TD catch.
Two of the Pub's better players -- Central's Cornelius
Bunch pursues Lincoln's
Stallworth again on the move. John Hardin-Bey (57) occupies Bunch.
HERE ARE TWO PICS FROM NICK . . .
Lincoln's Joe DiGrazio and Central's Marc Diana are best buddies.
Terrell Denson completes a TD run.
MORE PHOTOS FROM THE PUB SEMIS . . .
(By Bill Wettstein)
Coach Mel Hinton prepares to "release" Jeremiah
Pitt during pregame
Edward Stevens (17) and Ryan McGreevy chase Damond Griffin.
Terrance Sample (26) and Paul Boldin are about to rock Chris Banks' world.
Khaliyl Willis (88) goes airborne while combining with
Jordan Strickland to dump Steve Sydnor.
Rockeed McCarter is collared by Steve Sydnor.
Washington's Dave Gonser brings it vs. Frankford QB Lamont Brown.
Jelani Washington scores on reception.
Chuck Hughes is dumped for a loss by Isaiah Stroman (left) as a teammate provides late help.
Washington's Jason Patton (right) is trying his best to get to where the action is.
Mikal Sabree tackles receiver Maurice Miller as
Chuck Hughes moves in for closer look.
CATHOLIC RED FIRST ROUND 11/14
BONNER 16, ROMAN 12
It takes three Bonner defenders to keep Roman's Evin Jones from catching this pass.
This pass is just out of Mike Tomasco's reach. Brandon Robinson defends.
Mike McCall picks up 5 yards on a screen pass. Matt Minutolo blocks Ryan McAdams.
The Friars are going to the semis . . .
CATHOLIC RED FIRST ROUND 11/13
RYAN 21, LA SALLE 7
Cold? What cold? Ryan coach Glen Galeone sports
shorts. With him is a more sensible assistant (smile),
PUBLIC LEAGUE SEMIFINALS 11/13
NORTHEAST 7, DOBBINS 6
WASHINGTON 48, FRANKFORD 12
Northeast's Kyle Sample corners Dobbins' Damond Griffin.
WR Rockeed McCarter is not in the mood to be tackled.
FB Rufus Skipworth leads the way for Rashad "Reds" Williams.
Jadrien "J.J." Reynolds is lowered to field
level as Charles Hughes, father of QB Chuck Hughes, and Philadelphia
Eagle Bruce Perry, a Washington grad, look on. Reflected in the window at right is Washington coach Ron Cohen.
J.J. wipes away a tear.
WR Raymond Roy is in the clear early on his 36-yard TD run.
Coach Ron Cohen talks. Among the listeners are team leaders Dave Gonser (51) and Chuck Hughes (9).
Jerry Butler is interviewed by Comcast SportsNet about his relationship with Bruce Perry.
BARTRAM 12, GERMANTOWN 8 11/12
This is the end of Brandon Cuff's 23-yard TD run for
G-town, as shown on the video camera
operated by Antwone Campbell. Cuff has his arms upraised near the back of the end zone.
G-town's Korey Carter was injured and hung
out in the press box.
The working guys in the press box -- timer Steve Kupsov,
cameramen Terence Crabbe and Antwone Campbell,
and stat man Anthony Davis.
A late-game look at some Bears: 3 Demario Geer, 5 Bakari
Wyatt, 71 Phil Johnson,
54 Allan Steele.
CARROLL COMMITMENTS 11/11
These Carroll athletes announced commitments to play college
sports. We congratulate
them and wish them well! Photo by Tom "Reds" Rowinski.
Marissa Pizzi - Saint Joesph's (Field Hockey)
Monica Johnson - Monmouth (Lacrosse)
Brian Rorick - Coastal Carolina (Baseball)
Brooke Cornish - Florida (Basketball)
Jessica Brophy - James Madison (Lacrosse)
Tara LaPetina - La Salle (Basketball)
Enonge Stovall - Virginia (Basketball)
BOK MIXES FOOTBALL AND CHEESESTEAKS 11/9
On 11/12, Bok will be the first Pub FB team to compete in a
PIAA playoff. Coach Tom DeFelice held a night practice, followed
by Geno's cheesesteaks.
QB Joe "Pepe" DeSalis takes the snap. His father, John, works the grill at Geno's.
Coach Tom DeFelice (holding clipboard) organizes the cheesesteak line.
Coach "D" gets interviewed by Channel 6.
Yong Kim snaps away for the Daily News. At the table are
Amir Nuriddin (27), Joe "Pepe" DeSalis
(2) and Joe Campagna. In line are Gregory Thomas (52), Mike DelValle (51), Cossim Turner (48),
Cortez McLaughlin (15) and Rasheed Fleming (57). To the left is Maurice Brockington (31).
One more look . . .
BEREAN INSTITUTE 8, WIDENER JVs 7 11/8
(Photos by Bill Wettstein)
Berean Institute closed out its inaugural season in
style. With less than a minute to go, Roxborough's
Karon Hill threw a 60-yard strike to Gratz's Robert
Spivey and Gratz's Vondell Parson added the 2-point
Gratz's Voncell Harrigan reacts to the game-winning
touchdown (Spivey in background).
Brandon Sanders (Washington) had two interceptions, one to
thwart a Widener
touchdown and the other to set up the Berean game-winning drive.
WEST CATHOLIC 42, CARROLL 14 11/7
(Tremendous photos can be seen at www.contrastphotography.com.)
Some of the Burrs on Senior Day . . . 53 Larry Kemmer, 21
Darnell Jackson, 35 Kelven Quick, 66 James Smart, 33
Chris Diaferio, 1 Antoine Stout.
Dan Devine (L) and King Patrick Maloney are ready to root on the Burrs!
Among the ballboys were Todd-Jamal Waters (L) and Darryl
fifth-graders at Overbrook Educational Center. With them is our
own Ed "Huck" Palmer, who taught TJ and Darryl last year.
John Maddox makes a TD catch in front of Mark Smith.
Chris Diaferio is off to the races in his cool-looking
blue and yellow
spats. Brian Rorick aggressively tracks him down.
Remember the photo above of John Maddox and Mark Smith?
Here, Smith gets inside position and comes away with an interception.
Chris "Not Huck" Palmer makes an interception
in front of Dave Puliti. (We
thought it was also Mark Smith, but Fr. Ed Casey, a Carroll legend, informed
us otherwise after checking with numerous Patriots.) John Maddox (80) can be
seen again. Busy day in front of the lens for him, eh?
PUB QUARTERFINAL PICS 11/6
(By Bill Wettstein)
Dobbins QB Steve Sydnor is alone on a keeper.
Damond Griffin, who had two interceptions, looks for
someone to pop.
Jerry Butler speaks with his mentor, Bruce Perry.
Chuck Hughes (9) relaxes with Jelani Washington.
WASHINGTON 49, GERMANTOWN 8 11/6
Pride of the Eagles . . . L to R, Scott Smith, Jafar
Williams and Bruce Perry, all of whom also played
together at the University of Maryland, came out to watch their old squad vs. G-town.
Jerry Butler takes a rest near the end of the first half
after running for 186 yards and three
TDs on just eight carries. He finished 9-216/4 TDs. Phew! Courtney Williams (injured)
could not resist the temptation to run over and quickly sit down next to Jerry so he could
get in the picture (smile).
DOBBINS 32, BARTRAM 13 11/6
The Bartram Braves/Maroon Wave are/is ready for the game to begin.
Dobbins QB Steve Sydnor hits his stride on a keeper.
Darrel Smith (1) and Julius Carter (20) are in
Rashad "Reds" Williams, star RB, puts his hand
to his head (center) while lamenting the fact
his best friend, WR Cedric Graham (foreground), has just suffered a broken forearm. QB
Steve Sydnor is sitting with his hands clasped.
While Cedric Graham was being cared for, a photographer
the Inquirer (right) was trying to learn the name of the official
on the left. The official ran into the photographer on a long
pass close to the sideline earlier in the game, breaking an
expensive lens and giving the photographer what he said was
a severe pain in his head. The photographer was told to take
up any issues with Joe Stanley, who assigns the officials. The
photographer left shortly after this photo was taken.
In one of the all-time disheartening developments, on the
first play after the action resumed, Dobbins TE
Michael Harris suffered a broken ankle. The ambulance on the right has Graham inside. The other is
coming in to pick up Harris. The first one was preparing to leave when Harris got hurt and a Dobbins
assistant ran toward it yelling, "Yo, don't go! Wait! Another kid's hurt!" . . . Anyway, the players were
taken to nearby Jeanes Hospital. Everyone wishes them well!!
PUB QUARTERFINAL PICS 11/5
(By Bill Wettstein)
Frankford QB Lamont Brown on an early keeper.
James Morgan (82) forced this fumble and might have made
recovery. No one seemed to be sure.
Frank Jubilee picks up short yardage for Fkd.
The ball is loose (lower right corner).
Lamont Brown is double-teamed and dropped.
Malik "Flip" Walker, on an 8-yard run, has just
the first TD on the new surface at NE High.
In game two, Chris Mountney's winning, 22-yard FG for
Northeast sails toward the goalpost.
NE star Rockeed McCarter is helped to the locker room
by Jeremiah Pitt (6) and Mike Freiling.
NORTHEAST 17, CENTRAL 14 11/5
Chris Banks runs to the outside as William Thomas chases.
(The rest of the pics were worse than this one, folks. Sorry. Good turf. Still
not the brightest lights. Or best camera.)
FRANKFORD 27, OVERBROOK 8 11/5
FIRST GAME AT REFURBISHED NE HIGH
The Panthers trot onto the field for warmups on the new artificial surface at NE High.
These are the men who coached 'Brook into the postseason
for the first time in the program's 77-year PL history.
Kneeling, L to R -- Brad Altimore, Lamont Thompson, Robert Sandy, Lynfield Wilson.
Standing, L to R -- Will Nesmith, Jason Jones, head coach Ken Sturm, Rendell Irving, Darryl Gray, Dave Cebular,
Jason Williamson, defensive coordinator David Carter.
The game begins! Leeshan Hyman kicks off as Martinique
holds. (The ball blew off the tee before Anderson's aid was enlisted.)
The Panthers had many more fans in attendance.
Lamont Brown runs the option for Frankford and prepares to pitch to FB Frank Jubilee.
WEST PHILA. 40, PENN 11/4
The muddy and happy Speedboys.
HUCK-PUCK CONTROVERSY 11/2
After being informed that he lost to Huck in part because he
picked GA over Hun, Puck kept insisting, "You mess that up.
I didn't pick GA. Check it out. C'mon. It bad enough Huck
always cheat me on point formula. Now you cheatin' me, too?"
So early this morning, before the trash folks arrived, I dug
through a big mound of papers stacked at the curb (secured
with tape, so as not to blow away and hiss off the neighbors)
and found Puck's sheet of picks from last week. Lo and behold,
as you can see from the pic above, he DID choose Hun over GA!
As you can also see, he at first chose K-K and then crossed out
his circle and went with McDevitt. That decision gave him a
tie. We'll see what happens when Huck figures out the winner
via the complicated closer-score formula. Today is election
day, of course. Hope this isn't a preview of events to come.
"Put down that I'm Kerry and Huck is Bush," Puck said,
cackling like crazy. "And it's good you puttin' picture
of my pick on the webline, so Huck know this the truth."
(Puck always calls the internet "the webline." So far that
term has not caught on nationwide -- smile.)
UPDATE! -- Huck, of course, won out on the complicated
McDEVITT 14, KENNEDY-KENRICK 6 NOV. 1
Jim "Doc" Rogers, of Temple's Sports Medicine Centers, has
been a friend to thousands of high school football players while
helping them cope with injuries. His youngest son, Joe, starts
at OLB for McDevitt and he made a tackle for a loss on a key
fourth-down play vs. K-K.
McDevitt's Brian Mitros makes the second of his three interceptions behind
Jermaine Pierce, who burned him early for a 65-yard TD reception. As you can see,
Mitros is close to the 5 as he gets ready to make the catch. His momentum carried
him into the end zone and Pierce tackled him. K-K's coaches wanted a safety. The
ref ruled the point of the pick was the 3, and placed the ball there.
Mitros' brother, Joe, also the kicker, delivers
a hard hit on Mike Dayton to prevent a catch
on K-K's final drive.
Damian Jorden runs for a 21-yard gain on McDevitt's salt-it-away possession.
Coach Pat Manzi talks with his playoff-bound squad.
Bill "Payin' the Bills" Wettstein attended the recent game between
Berean Institute and Delaware Valley College's JV. Berean won,
13-7. Here are some photos . . .
Former Pub rivals, GW's Pete Lydes (99) and Frankford's Ervin
Hook (55), are in a festive mood.
With the sun fading fast, players get a quick break at halftime.
#51 Brian LaRue (Dobbins) #11 Voncell Harrigan (Gratz), #99
Pete Lydes (GW), #27 Chris Sales (Germantown), #53 Marcus
Macklin (Bartrum), #21 Terrance McCaskill (Gratz), #20 Darrell
Fincher (Franklin), #44 Michael McKinnon (Franklin) #5 Rakim
Smith (Gratz), #1 Kenneth Barnes (King) and #8 Robert Spivey
Along the Berean bench -- #6 Brandon Dennis (Roxborough), #7
Karon Hill (Roxborough), #12 Lacey Lancaster (Frankford), #2
Ian Dempsey (GW) and #4 Keenan Nelson (Edison).
#5 Rakim Smith (Gratz) slips a tackle with help from fellow alum
Vincent "School Shirt" Turner.