Imhotep . . . 2015 PIAA Class AAA State Champs!

  On Dec. 18, at Hersheypark Stadium, Imhotep Charter beat Cathedral Prep, of Erie, 40-3, to win the Class AAA state championship and become the first 15-0 team in Philadelphia history. This was also the Public League's first state title in football (over eight seasons). Coach Albie Crosby's Panthers were led by Mike Waters, who turned 16 carries into 201 yards and three touchdowns while finishing the season with 45 overall TDs (city record). Aamir Brown added two TDs (one apiece of rushing/receiving) while adding two interceptions. He returned one 104 yards for a TD. Alas, the score was erased by a penalty. Nasir Boykin passed 5-for-10 for 131 yards and a score to Brown. Amin Black led the defense with 11 tackles. Other leaders: Andre Mintze (eight), Mike Crawford (seven), Naiheem Santos and Waters (six apiece).
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  **Thanks to Ed "Huck" Palmer for his help with the boxscore and season stats.** 

With the scoreboard in the background, the Panthers celebrate the championship.

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THE SEASON, GAME BY GAME

  W-L We They
at Gratz W 36 6
St. Frances (MD) W 40 16
Boys' Latin W 54 0
at Friendship (DC) W 32 14
Mastery North W 46 0
Overbrook W 44 0
at Dobbins W 56 8
at Future @W 40 0
at West Phila. W 42 0
Dobbins  AAA 1/2 W 70 0
West Phila.  AAA F W 64 0
Wood  AAA  CT W 20 14
Academy Park  AAA 1/4 W 46 16
Saucon Valley  AAA 1/2 W 72 27
Erie Cathedral Prep  AAA F W 40 3
@-halted after 9 minutes, 9 seconds, by mutual consent

TITLE GAME BOXSCORE . . .

CLASS AAA FINAL
IMHOTEP 40, CATHEDRAL PREP 3
Imhotep Charter      8    12   14     6 -- 40
Cathedral Prep        3      0     0     0 --   3
  CP: FG Lupo 30
  IC: Young 5 run (Young run)
  IC: Waters 62 run (run failed)
  IC: Waters 2 run (pass failed)
  IC: A. Brown 13 run (run failed)
  IC: A. Brown 41 pass from Boykin (Wells run)
  IC: Waters 53 run (run failed) 
 
IC CP
First downs 22 14
Rushes-yards 41-383 38-123
Passing yards 131 84
Total offense 514 207
Passing 5-10-1 9-34-2
Punts 1-18 3-29.3
Fumbles lost 2 0
Penalties-yards 10-71 5-25

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
  RUSHING -- IC: Waters 16-201, Young 10-99, A. Brown 4-27,
Wells 2-22, Boykin 6-18, Crawford 1-15, Keyes 1-1, Marche 1-0.
CP: Figurski 8-45, Muldrew 11-44, Johnson 14-31, Sitzler 1-3,
Gregory 4-0.
  PASSING -- IC: Boykin 5-10-1 -- 131. CP: Mischler 9-34-2 --
84.
  RECEIVING -- IC: Upshur 2-53, A. Brown 2-42, N. Lewis 1-36.
CP: Gregory 3-42, K. Williams 2-23, Heidelberg 2-13, Beveridge
2-6.
  INTERCEPTIONS -- IC: A. Brown 2. CP: Gregory.
  TACKLING LEADERS -- IC: Black 11, Mintze 8, Crawford 7,
Santos and Waters 6. CP: Unavailable.
  SACKS -- IC: None. CP: Unavailable
  TFL LEADERS -- IC: Waters and Mintze 2. CP: Unavailable.

 

IMHOTEP'S OFFENSE

     

IMHOTEP'S  DEFENSE

 
(Note: Tyliek Raynor, who shared the RB spot with Waters, was unavailable due to injury)
C Brashon McCrae 67   T Jordan McCray 42
G JohnCarlo Valentin 57   T Jalen Denby 52
G Jahmir Johnson 58   E Shaka Toney 7
T Yasir Durante 70   E Andre Mintze 9
T Justin Johnson 74   MLB Amin Black 16
TE Naseir Upshur 8   OLB Naiheem Santos 33
WR Nasir Lewis 18   OLB Mike Waters 25
WR Justin Harris 23   CB Prince Smith 21
SB Aamir Brown 5   CB Aamir Brown 5
QB Nasir Boykin 2   FS Isheem Young 3
RB #Mike Waters 25   SS Mike Crawford 4
KO Isheem Young 3        
P Aamir Brown 5        
LS Xavier Fountain 11        
KR Mike Waters 25        
KR Aamir Brown 5        
PR Isheem Young 3        

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SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS . . .

RUSHING

  GP NO. YDS TD
Mike Waters (#25) 15 160 1889 42
Tyliek Raynor (#1) 7 70 613 4
Chris Wells (#10) 12 42 383 7
Isheem Young (#3) 7 36 342 3

PASSING

  GP COM ATT YDS TD
Nasir Boykin (#2) 15 97 156 2168 25

RECEIVING

  GP NO. YDS TD
Aamir Brown (#5) 15 28 573 8
Naseir Upshur (#8) 14 24 625 5
Nasir Lewis (#18) 15 22 553 7
Justin Harris (#23) 8 10 176 2
Mike Waters (#25) 14 9 174 2

SCORING

  GP TDS 2-PT PAT FG PTS
Mike Waters (#25) 15 45 9 0 0 288
Aamir Brown (#5) 14 11 4 0 0 74
Chris Wells (#10) 13 7 7 0 0 56
Nasir Lewis (#18) 13 7 4 0 0 50
Naseir Upshur (#8) 12 5 9 0 0 48
Isheem Young (#3) 12 5 7 0 0 44
Tyliek Raynor (#1) 8 4 6 0 0 36
Nasir Boykin (#2) 14 4 3 0 0 30

INTERCEPTIONS

  NO.
Aamir Brown 2
Shyeem Shaw (#24) 2
Amin Black (#16) 2
Mike Waters (#25) 2
Naiheem Santos (#33) 2

OTHER PICTURES . . .

Star rusher/linebacker Mike Waters celebrates the state title.
(Twitter pic.)

Guard Jahmir Johnson lets loose with emotion.
(Twitter pic)

Tight end Naseir "Pop" Upshur (8) leads the dancing.
(Twitter pic)