Special Photos, FB 2004 (Oct.)

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September photos

O'HARA 46, JUDGE 26   10/31

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O'Hara's seniors were honored before the game.

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John Dempsey runs for a gain to match his number.

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Judge's Jim Lavelle runs and Jeff McMahon prepares to block Steve Cook.

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Joe Thompson is en route to the first of his two, 30-yard TD runs.

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Anthony Walters, O'Hara's new QB, is cornered by freshman
LB Chris Dowling.

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Judge's Tom Hayes catches a 23-yard TD pass as teammate Erik Frazier and O'Hara's Brian
Giacobetti get a close-up look.

LA SALLE 26, BONNER 0   10/30

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La Salle's George Hudson gains 5 yards and is tackled by Steve Wheatley.

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It was Senior Night . . . Tom Little (2), Brian Azeff (3), Mike Boyle (11), Mike "Michael Jack" Lynch (14), Kevin
Trainer (24), Christian Barrett (53) and ??? (maybe Sean Guinan, 56).

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Some more seniors . . . Mike "Stat Boy" Grant (63), Fran Daulerio (65), Jack "In The
Box" Crouse (66), Brad Murtha (72). Jack does a bang-up job covering basketball for
the site and Stat Boy, oddly enough, keeps stats for him (smile). Jack made his first
start at left tackle in this one.

SJ PREP 28, WOOD 13   10/30
(Photos by P.J. Maley)

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Prep WR Tim Lutz and Wood DB John McFadden prepare for a jumpball.

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Chris Whitney is popped by Sean Forsythe.

DOBBINS 24, GERMANTOWN 8   10/30

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Dobbins' Rashad "Reds" Williams (29) fakes a defender to the ground and looks
for more yardage.

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Cedric Graham is wide open as he catches a 41-yard TD pass from Steve Sydnor.

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This pass is just beyond Christopher Hines' reach.

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The Mustangs have completed their climb back from an 0-4 start and are going to the playoffs.

CENTRAL 28, GRATZ 6   10/29
(Photos by Isaac Emmitt)

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Central QB Joe Marshall, wearing No. 86,
picks up yardage.

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Rodney Sykes prepares to hand ball to ref after
catching a TD pass.

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Michael Wilson is off to the races.

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The managers are quite happy with the 8-0 record.

NORTHEAST 17, FRANKFORD 0   10/29

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Brothers did battle in this one. Mario Evangelist is an assistant for Frankford.
Matt Evangelist, a star QB for Frankford, is an assistant for Northeast.

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Northeast WR Rockeed McCarter fights for yardage along the sideline.

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. . . And a few plays later, he fights off two tacklers en route to a 17-yard
TD catch from Cordia "Chop" Mosley.

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. . . And then he's unable to make this catch among three defenders.

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The aftermath. Kyle Sample (1) does a good job of blocking Joshua Stokes' face. No. 52 is Cory Townes.
Manager Megan Fitzsimmons blocks out a few more Vikings (smile). No. 53 is Brandon O'Malley. No. 73
is Stephen Ortiz.

WASHINGTON 43, LINCOLN 6   10/28

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Not a bad place to spend a beautiful fall afternoon.

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Jason Patton (54) delivers a block and Jerome Lewis runs for a TD.

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Chuck Hughes flips and FB Jerome Lewis provides protection.

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The Eagles chill at halftime.

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Terrell Denson lingers after running six yards for a late Lincoln TD.

NORTHEAST FIELD UPDATE   10/28

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The artificial surface is almost ready for use!

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A worker sprinkles the field with ground-up tires, which help to keep the surface in place.

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The scoreboard is now at the opposite end of the stadium. That'll take some getting used to.

MARKIES TAVARES, MASTBAUM QB   10/26

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WR Sherrod "Sheet Rock" Evers (left) is among those who have helped QB Markies Tavares put up
all-time passing numbers at Mastbaum.

VISIT TO SJ PREP   10/26

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I spoke with a journalism class at SJ Prep, as taught by Mr. Andrew Whelan (top). Closest to him is Scott Howley, the center
and long-snapper (and the grandson of Ron Howley, assistant to Al Angelo during a great run at Frankford.) Also in the photo
is Pete "Crispy" Crispino, who covers Prep FB for the website. He's right behind the kid with the bow tie. I enjoyed the time.
Thanks, guys!

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Coudn't resist this pic, troops. When I stopped in an office to say hello to AD/soccer coach Jim Murray (upper
left), this kid was sacked out on a sofa. He's a soph named Vince Heggerty, and he wasn't feeling up to par. It's
one way to get your photo on the website, though.

SJ PREP 12, O'HARA 7   10/23

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John Dempsey runs 9 yards to the 17 on O'Hara's first drive . . .

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. . . And FB Pat Macaulay caps it with a 17-yard run. Here he's putting a move on Chris Whitney.

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The Prep's Tim Lutz makes catch at the 11 and prepares to turn and
head to the end zone with 28-yard TD catch from Jim McCormick.

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Andrew Spross (9), Andrew Cabrey (33) and Andy Shalbrack are ready for Sean Barksdale and
the speed sweep.

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Mike Boyle catches a 3-yard TD pass from Jim McCormick to give Prep the lead, at 12-7.

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The post-game chat. Among the heroes (standing) were Andrew Spross (9), Alex Wade (53) and Mike Boyle (2). Jim
Murray, Prep's AD and soccer coach, is next to Boyle.

CENTRAL 41, EDISON 0   10/22
(photos by Isaac Emmitt, Central student)

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Cornelius Bunch returns a fumble for a TD.

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Coach Frank Conway Jr. talks with QB Joe Marshall.

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Edison's cheerleaders hang out with the Owl.

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The Lancers are startin' to like this group exposure on TS.com (smile).

OVERBROOK 27, UNIVERSITY CITY 0   10/22

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Overbrook practices plays before the game.

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The cheerleaders were raring to go, as well.

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William Brownlee ran for 158 yards and a TD. Here, he's basically alone.

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David Carter, who has guided Overbrook's defense to six shutouts, reacts to a
strong play by his crew.

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Greg Wilkins (22), Jarrett Johnson (1) and William Brownlee (20) wait to go shake hands at game's end.

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The emotion was flowing . . .

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Coach Ken Sturm addresses the squad and Alex Alvarez takes much better
pictures for the DN than those you see on TS.com (smile).

BOK 8, BARTRAM 0   10/21

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Bartram QB Kris Brownlee has bee flattened, but his pass has been
caught by Sherman Hopkins. Cortez McLaughlin is at Hopkins' feet.
Notice his cleats -- one black, one white.

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Gregory Thomas (52) delivers a block and Cory Moultrie eases past Tyrell Winchester (88).

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Moultrie cuts and Nick Perrone (33) takes on a defender.

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Coach Tom DeFelice (hat, looking to left) talks to the Wildcats after the game.

CORNELIUS BUNCH, AND CENTRAL'S SQUAD   10/19

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Here's Cornelius, a slotback and defensive end
and team leader for the 6-0 Lancers.

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The Lancers were more than happy to take time out from a tape-watching session to mug for the camera.

KING 14, LINCOLN 13   10/18

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Good action, huh?
Shame it was way
on the other side of
the field and the
zoom wasn't activated.

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Joe DiGrazio makes a catch in front of King's Jared
Williams.

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Referee Tom McClain gets in the face of King assistant John Sheroda. He tossed
him moments later.

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Rory Stallworth has room to run and John Hardin-Bey for path-clearing.

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King's Larry Allen has just punted. Quie'n Simmons (6) puts a late
block on Antonio Wessells.

NEUMANN-GORETTI 22, DOUGHERTY 0   10/17

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It was Homecoming at Dougherty and the start of the game was delayed for 27 minutes.

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Running back Patrick Smith was the king.

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Dougherty's Mike Copestick punts.

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N-G's Paul Bryson (61), Mike McLaughlin (21) and Barry Canady (85) approach Patrick Smith.

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Dougherty WR Ralph Smith is about to be engulfed by Hiram Bowman.

GTN. ACADEMY 21, MALVERN 20   10/16

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The Friar is Malvern's mascot. As for these other three guys, who knows? (smile)

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Will Miller carries for Malvern as Tom Matteo (51) and Dan Melero size him up.

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At the right, Alex Holcombe has just taken a speed-sweep handoff from Tyler Stampone. Matt Shearon is
blocking. Matt Brown is looking to help out.

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Malvern QB Brendan O'Sullivan needs more blockers as Matt Shearon (65), Joe Traynor (85) and Alex
Holcombe (5) close in. Joe Rawlings (66) tries to keep Tom Matteo on the ground.  

DOBBINS 20, BOK 14   10/16

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The Bok Wildcats will be the first team to represent the Public League (District 12) in a PIAA playoff. Coach Tom DeFelice is second from the
right. Assistant Vince Trombetta is next to him. Frank "Roscoe" Natale, the other assistant, is at the left.

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Dobbins' Rashad "Reds" Williams eases through daylight. Maurice Goodwin (4) defends.

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Bok's Cory Moultrie sweeps and Amos Leak gives chase.

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You can contain Bok QB Joe "Pepe" DeSalis only by grabbing his facemask (smile).

WASHINGTON 24, NORTHEAST 6   10/15

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With their game vs. Lincoln postponed because of a disturbance at Lincoln, King's players came
to watch the game at Washington. The players: 51 Mike Banks, 55 Caison Austin, 1 Cyril
Woodland, 8 Marquis Clark and Andre Jones.

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Northeast's Cordia "Chop" Mosley prepares to pass to No. 8, Rockeed McCarter. John McFillin is blocked while pass-rushing.

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Courtney Williams dashes 37 yards on a reverse to set up a TD.

CONWELL-EGAN RB STEVE SLATON   10/14

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If necessary, Steve could probably fill in as the athletic director (smile).

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The quest for team honors is still going strong.

FRANKFORD COACH MIKE CAPRIOTTI   10/12

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Frankford coach Mike Capriotti was a star tailback/linebacker for the
Pioneers. He graduated in 1970. That's a team photo of the '69 squad,
which won the PL title.

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Mike is at the left in the front row (No. 37) in the team photo. Coach
Al Angelo is wearing the dark jacket. Line coach Ron Howley is in
the upper right corner.

WOOD 35, N. CATHOLIC 0   10/10

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This photo perfectly illustrates the Vikings' defensive effort. (P.J. Maley, www.m3photo.com.)

O'HARA 39, LA SALLE 7   10/10

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La Salle's Jack Forster limits Sean Barksdale to a 7-yard gain on a reception.

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Anthony Walters sizes up Chris Ashley (4-yard pass play.)

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Barksdale is behind everyone for a 30-yard TD catch from John Ward.

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This pass was meant for Tom Jorfi (hidden). The defenders are Anthony Walters (9) and Brian Giacobetti.

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O'Hara coach Danny Algeo makes a point to his players at end of first half.

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Even my wife could have scored this TD, and she thinks football is played in innings (smile). Steve Cook goes 2
yards for the final score (and his third).

CONWELL-EGAN 27, CARROLL 20   10/9

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As steam comes off his head, Steve Slaton (22) gathers with his C-E teammates for the post-game
talk. Slaton rushed for three TDs and 263 yards, raising his career total to 5,016, and clinched
the win with an interception on C-E's 13 in the last minute.

SJ PREP 28, RYAN 10   10/9
(Photos by Joe Arleth, student at Holy Ghost Prep)
Click for more photos, courtesy of Ray Perfetti of www.preppics.com. 

 

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Prep WR Steve Quinn absorbs a hit.

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Prep's Matt Leddy breaks a tackle en route to 25-yard TD reception.

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John Shaw runs for 26-yard score.

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Ryan Bradley fights into end zone with a 6-yard TD catch from Jim
McCormick.

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The band plays and the kids watch The Hawk count the points with pushups.

WEST CATHOLIC 37, NEUMANN-GORETTI 0   10/9

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West WR John Maddox is tackled after a 6-yard
gain by Marcus Williams.

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Chris Diaferio holds and Josiah Morley prepares to convert a 33-yard field goal.

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The ball sails away after West Catholic's Antoine Stout failed to make a catch. No. 44 is
Hiram Bowman.

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West's Chris Diaferio eludes Brian McLaughlin on 33-yard punt return for a TD.

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This is the start of something momentous, folks. West Catholic's
Parris Shannon makes an interception three yards deep in the end
zone. He then ran 103 yards for a TD (though it officially went into
the books as a 100-yard return). No. 86 is Chuck French.

FRANKFORD 41, MASTBAUM 20   10/8

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Frankford's Malik "Flip" Walker runs and Matt Toland looks for someone
to block.

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Mastbaum's Sherrod "Sheet Rock" Evers makes a circus catch
as Maurice Miller tumbles.

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QB Markies Tavares takes off for a short gain.

WASHINGTON 48, KING 16   10/7

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Washington's Dominique Curry can't quite hold on to
what would have been a TD catch. Jared Williams
defends.

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King's Jeff Davis moves in to hold Raymond Roy to a 3-yard gain on a reception.

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Jerry Butler fends off Sammy Tranks as Lance Gribbin (58) and Caison Austin (55) give chase.

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The smallest Cougar has the biggest heart. With Jared Williams leading the way, 5-4,
140-pound Raheem "Rah-Rah" Isaac runs for yardage.

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The Eagles await coach Ron Cohen's post-game talk. No. 8, DB Mikal Sabree, seems to be in an especially
good mood (smile).

SJ PREP 23, LA SALLE 12   10/3

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Chuck "Gotta Have" Hart, SJ Prep's legendary manager and likely the long lost
brother of our own Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna, practices his kicking. At
summer camp, Chuck boomed a 40-yard FG from a tee to save the players one day's
worth of "gassers." Said coach Gil Brooks, "It was one of the greatest moments in
the history of sports."

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The Prep's student rooters.

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Tom Jorfi has just caught a TD pass from Mike Lynch and back judge Tim Gallagher
wants the ball. No. 6 is Andy Shalbrack.

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Chris Whitney, Prep's soph QB, loads up.

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Prep's David Clement makes one of his two fourth quarter interceptions in front of La
Salle's Rick Cosgrove. I'm told they played together on the Little Quakers a few years
ago.

  CARROLL 35, McDEVITT 14   10/2

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Brian Rorick (10) is among those wrapping up McDevitt's Damian Jordan.

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Carroll's Brent Christie is off to the races for a 91-yard TD.

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You can't take yourself too seriously, right? . . .
This might have been a decent picture had I not cut off
Josh Halladay's head. Sorry, troops.

NORTHEAST 35, MASTBAUM 18   10/1

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NE's Chris Banks ran for 133 yards and three TDs.

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Mastbaum's Sherrod "Sheet Rock" Evers puts a move on Darrin Smith
after making a reception.

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. . . and later makes one of his three TD catches.

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Head coaches Al Coleman (L) and Mel Hinton
have been best friends since their days at West
Chester.

REFURBISHING OF NE'S STADIUM   10/1

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The line closest to the camera is the 50. Fifteen yards of turf have been laid.

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A closer look. That's a thin coating of gravel below the turf. Beneath that is coarse gravel.

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Another look at the construction.

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One more look, from a different angle.

CENTRAL 36, BARTRAM 2   10/1

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Central's offense prepares to attack. (Photo by Nick Cammarota)