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September 2017 (and earlier)
October, 2017

MAY 22
  This comes from Chuck Langerman, a noted South Jersey historian. Thanks, Chuck!
  Philadelphia Eagles emerging star running back Corey Clement is best known for his role in the "Philly Special" in Super Bowl LII, but Corey was also a prolific, record-setting running back at Glassboro High School in South Jersey. His career numbers at Glassboro were 619 carries for a South Jersey-record 6,254 yards with 85 rushing touchdowns and 90 touchdowns overall. Six years ago, on Friday, September 28, 2012, often described as the "night South Jersey running backs went bonkers," Corey had the best rushing output in his prep career. Earlier that night, Wildwood High School and future University of Delaware tailback Wesley Hills rushed for 452 yards and eight touchdowns in a 38-14 victory over Maple Shade. Hills' 452 yards rushing in the game eclipsed the former South Jersey record of 429 yards in 2004 by Terrance Riley of Paul VI High, and his eight touchdowns in the game equaled the mark of eight established in 1950 by Roger Morton of Florence High. Approximately two hours later, Corey Clement topped Hills' short-lived new record, rushing for 478 yards and seven touchdowns on only 14 carries in a 45-23 win over Gloucester City. Corey's 478 yards rushing in a game remains a South Jersey and Philadelphia area (South Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania) record, but it is not a New Jersey state record. The New Jersey state and national mark is 754 yards by John Giannantonio of now defunct Netcong High (Morris County, NJ) in a 61-0 shutout of Mountain Lakes in 1950. Giannantonio, a 5-foot-7, 137-pound sophomore halfback also scored nine touchdowns in that Thanksgiving Day triumph over Mountain Lakes. He would later play college ball at Villanova University, but came nowhere close to duplicating his high school stats on the Main Line. His national  high school record though has stood the test of time. The closest challenge to his standard was in September of 2015 when Journey Brown of Meadville High in Pennsylvania rushed 30 times for 722 yards and 10 touchdowns in a NBA-like score victory of 107-90 against DuBois High.

MAY 21
  This comes from Chuck Langerman, a noted South Jersey historian. Thanks, Chuck!

  Finding space for athletic fields in densely populated urban cities across the United States is often a problem for city high schools. The Union City School District in North Jersey came up with a novel approach to this problem. Union City, NJ is the most densely populated city in the USA with 51,810 people per square mile. When the new Union City High School was built, there was no room in town to build the football field, so when you can't build outward, you have to build up. The school officials decided to build the football field three stories up on the roof of Union City High School. Pictured above is a photo of Roosevelt Stadium, an artificial turf facility which hosts football, baseball, soccer, and field hockey. The third-floor stadium presents a great view of the Empire State building and Midtown Manhattan. The grandstand holds 2,400 spectators and there's room for another 1,800 temporary seats for football games. There's netting around the stadium to prevent footballs and baseballs from going out in the street below. The athletic field has been dubbed "The Eagle's Nest" in honor of the Union City High School mascot. In 2019, Shawnee High School will be the first South Jersey school to play on the rooftop when they travel to Union City as part of their home and home football series.

MAY 19
    This comes from Chuck Langerman, a noted South Jersey historian. Thanks, Chuck!

  This list of the 30 South Jersey players that have played in a Super Bowl or appeared on a Super Bowl roster may be of interest to the readers of your website. I included Victor Hobson of St. Joseph's Prep on the list. Even though he did not play for a South Jersey high school, Victor grew up and lived in Mt. Laurel, playing for the Mount Laurel Fleetwood Indians youth football teams. Also, on the list is former Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle and radio color commentator Stan Walters. Stan played at St. Mary's High School in Rutherford, NJ, before prepping for a year at the now defunct Bordentown Military Institute in South Jersey. Bordentown Military Institute, which was located off of Route 130 in northern Burlington County, fielded a football team from 1887 to 1971. The military school sent ten players to the NFL which is tops among all schools in South Jersey. The most renowned football player to play at Bordentown Military Institute was NFL Hall of Famer and former Denver Broncos halfback Floyd Little. An athlete with Philadelphia roots that played football at Bordentown Military was 1955 Olney High School graduate Lee Elia. Lee played running back at Bordentown Military in the fall of 1955 and was one of the leading individual football scorers in South Jersey. Of course, he went on to coach and manage the Philadelphia Phillies. Longtime Philadelphia Phillies fans might also remember a left-handed pitcher from Delaware by the name of Chris Short, who transferred to Bordentown Military Institute to play his senior year of high school before being signed by Phillies scout Jocko Collins.

South Jersey Players in Super Bowl
Compiled by Chuck Langerman

Name; Position; High School; Super Bowl Team; Super Bowl Number
Randy Beverly; DB; Wildwood; Jets; III
Gary Brackett; LB; Glassboro; Colts; XLI, XLIV
Corey Clement; RB; Glassboro; Eagles; LII
Andre Collins; LB; Cinnaminson; Redskins; XXVI
Doug Colman; LB; Ocean City; Titans; XXXIV
Ron Dayne; RB; Overbrook; Giants; XXXV

Mike Devlin; C; Cherokee; Bills; XXVIII
Joe Flacco; QB; Audubon; Ravens; XLVII
Irving Fryar; WR; R.V.; Patriots; XX
Jamaal Green; DE; W. Wilson; Eagles; XXXIX
David Griggs; LB; Pennsauken; Chargers; XXIX
Franco Harris; RB; R.V.; Steelers; IX, X, XIII, XIV
George Hegamin; OT; Camden; Cowboys; XXX
Dwight Hicks; DB; Pennsauken; 49ers; XVI, XIX

Victor Hobson; LB; St. Joseph’s Prep; Arizona; XLIII
Pete Kugler; NT; C.H. East; 49ers; XXIII, XXIV
Brison Manor; DE; Bridgeton; Broncos; XII
Kareem McKenzie; OL; Willingboro; Giants; XLII, XLVI
Bryant McKinnie; OL; Woodbury; Ravens; XLVI
Shaun Phillips; LB; Willingboro: Broncos; XLVII
Derrick Ramsey; TE; Camden; Raiders, Patriots; XV, XX
Isaac Redman; RB; Paulsboro; Steelers; XLV
Dave Robinson; LB; Moorestown; Packers; I, II
Dave Rowe; DT; Deptford; Raiders; XI
Jim Ryan; LB; Bishop Eustace; Broncos; XXI, XXII
Logan Ryan; DB;  Eastern; Patriots; XLIX, LI
Alex Silvestro; DL; Paulsboro; Patriots; XLVI

Ed Smith; TE; Pemberton; Falcons; XXXIII
John Taylor; WR; Pennsauken; 49ers; XXIII, XXIV, XXIX
Stan Walters; OT; Bordentown Military Institute; Eagles;  XV
*Victor Hobson grew up in Mount Laurel but played his scholastic football at Philadelphia’s St. Joseph’s Prep.

MAY 17
  This comes from Chuck Langerman, a noted South Jersey historian. Thanks, Chuck!
I saw your May 4th picture of Eastern High alumni English Gardner (Olympic gold medal) and Logan Ryan (two Super Bowl rings), and I wondered if any South Jersey high schools could match Eastern High's gold medal and ring count. Of all the South Jersey schools, there are only three others that have a graduate with at least one Olympic gold medal and graduates with at least two Super Bowl rings. All three of the schools are located in Burlington County and each has a professional Hall of Famer in their respective sport. The three high schools are:
  1. Willingboro ( 10 Olympic gold medals/two Super Bowl rings)-----Track and Field legend Carl Lewis ("Class of 1979") won nine gold medals, and LaMont Smith, a sprinter, won a gold medal in the 4x400 meters relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Former Willingboro High and Penn State offensive tackle Kareem McKenzie won Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants in Super Bowls XLVII and XLVI.
  2. Rancocas Valley (one Olympic gold medal/four Super Bowl rings)-----Kelsi Worrell, a swimmer specializing in the butterfly, captured a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as part of the USA's women's winning 4x100 medley relay team. Football great Franco Harris ("Class of 1968") earned four Super Bowl rings, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory in Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV.
  3. Moorestown (two Olympic gold medals/two Super Bowl rings)-----Al LeConey, a sprinter, was a gold medal winner in the 4x100 meter relay race at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, and Lauren Schmetterling, a rower, earned a gold medal in the Women's eight competition in the 2016 Summer Olympics.  Hall of Fame linebacker Dave Robinson ("Class of 1959") earned his two Super Bowl rings when the Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls played.

In the spring of 2012, all fans of city football were wondering, "What the heck is going on? Why has Philly become such a wasteland?" Those thoughts were powered by the fact that, for the fourth consecutive year, no Public/Catholic/Inter-Ac grads were selected in the NFL draft. Well, folks, we have bounced back, big time. Four more guys were selected this year and that brought the total over the last six years to 17. Just under three per year. The details are listed below, in the round-by-round order. Meanwhile, basketball is now a mess. No "Our Guys" grads have been selected in the NBA draft since 2011. That year, Prep Charter's Morris twins were picked back-to-back in the first round -- Markieff by Phoenix at 13, Marcus by Houston at 14. Since then, two guys who spent time in our schools and then transferred have been tabbed -- Rakeem Christmas (North Catholic, Academy of the New Church) by Minnesota in 2015 and Ben Bentil (Haverford School, St. Andrew's School in Middletown, DE) by Boston in 2016. Bentil played three games for Dallas in 2017. Christmas played one game for Indiana in 2016 and 29 more for that team in 2017. Carroll grad Derrick Jones made it into the NBA as a free agent.

"Our Guys" NFL Draftees Over the Last Six Years
Year Name School College Team Round Number Pos.
2018 Mike McGlinchey Penn Charter Notre Dame San Francisco 1 9 OL
2016 Will Fuller Roman Notre Dame Houston 1 21 WR
2013 Sharrif Floyd Washington Florida Minnesota 1 23 DL
2018 D.J. Moore Imhotep Maryland Carolina 1 24 WR
2016 Jihad Ward Bok Illinois Oakland 2 44 DE
2016 Carl Nassib Malvern Penn State Cleveland 3 65 DE
2015 Jaelen Strong West Catholic Arizona St. Houston 3 70 WR
2016 Daryl Worley Penn Charter West Virginia Carolina 3 77 DB
2013 Ryan Nassib Malvern Syracuse NY Giants 6 110 QB
2015 Ibraheim Campbell Chestnut Hill Northwestern Cleveland 4 115 DB
2013 Earl Watford Gratz James Madison Arizona 6 116 OL
2014 Tom Savage O'Hara Pitt Houston 4 135 QB
2017 Jordan Morgan *Germantown Kutztown Chicago 5 147 OL
2013 Nick Moody Roman Florida St. San Francisco 6 180 DB
2016 Will Parks Germantown Arizona Denver 6 219 DB
2018 David Williams Imhotep Arkansas Denver 7 226 RB
2018 Zaire Franklin La Salle Syracuse Indianapolis 7 235 LB
*-attended Parkway Northwest; played for Germantown via cooperative sponsorship


The drought lasted 44 years . . . and now it's over. Two guys from the same Philly high school hav been selected in the same NFL draft for the first time since 1974. Thursday night, Maryland wideout D.J. Moore (his first name is Denniston) was a first-round choice (No. 24) of the Carolina Panthers. Early Saturday evening, Arkansas running back David Williams went to the Denver Broncos in the seventh and final round (at No. 235). Their high school was Imhotep and they played only one season together, in 2012. As a senior transfer from West Catholic, Williams rushed 194 times for 1,790 yards and 23 TDs. Moore, then a soph, made eight catches for 212 yards and three TDs while adding 50 PAT. Williams' first college stop was South Carolina. He redshirted in '13, then played three seasons while completing his work for a degree in retail management. He played last fall for Arkansas as a graduate transfer. He rushed for 1,467 yards and 13 TDs between the two schools. Moore played three seasons at Maryland, then decided to make himself eligible for the draft. For the Terps he totaled 146 catches for 2,027 yards and 17 TDs. . . Now for the waaaaay-back-in-the-day guys. In 1974, when the draft had many more rounds, two products of Cardinal Dougherty (it closed in 2010) AND Southern Mississippi were late selections. Wideout Harvey McGee went to Dallas in the 11th round (No. 280) and linebacker Mike Dennery went to Oakland in the 13th round (No. 330). They were major stars for Dougherty's '68 powerhouse, which won the Catholic and City championships. According to newspaper accounts, McGee walked out of the Cowboys' training camp on July 9, never to return. Dennery, despite the long odds against him, played for three years in the NFL -- 28 games over two years for Oakland and three in one year for Miami. On Oct. 26, 1975, he was part of a very strange development. The Raiders beat the Chargers, 25-0, and started/ended their scoring with safeties. Mike racked up the first one. Punter Dennis Partee was unable to corral a low snap and Mike brought him down in the end zone. Ted Hendricks and Otis Sistrunk were responsible for the last one. They dropped QB Jesse Freitas in the end zone. Wonder how often a pro team has scored its first and last points via safeties? Even college/high school teams, for that matter. . . One last nugget: I once had a tie to the Dennery family. In the mid-1980s, I lived for a short time in a second-floor apartment on the 6400 block of Rising Sun Avenue, footsteps above Levick Street. What was on the first floor? Dennery Sporting Goods. Owned by Mike's family.

As mentioned on this website, oh, maybe a million times (smile), I love it when guys play multiple sports and have strong faith in both the short-term and long-range benefits. Penn Charter product Mike McGlinchey, drafted at No. 9 in the first round Thursday night by the San Francisco 49ers, was also a quality basketball player. He scored in 32 games over four seasons of Inter-Ac play and his point total was 308. He ranks second on the list below -- basketball points scored by NFL players from Inter-Ac schools, 1950 on up. Only 20 points behind "Glinch" is Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan, his first cousin. Only 17 points ahead is Haverford School's Mike Mayock, a well-known NFL draft guru and even an analyst for draft telecasts. Overall, McGlinchey scored 862 points at PC. Ryan totaled 682. Meanwhile, also on the they're-related trail, we give you Malvern's Ryan and Carl Nassib. They're brothers. GS = Games Scored.

I-A Basketball Points Scored by NFL Players, 1950-
Name School Last Years GS Points
Mike Mayock Haver. School 1976 4 38 325
Mike McGlinchey Penn Charter 2013 4 32 308
Matt Ryan Penn Charter 2003 3 28 288
Ryan Nassib Malvern 2008 3 21 165
*Andre Dixon Chestnut Hill 1994 2 14 63
Jim Fraser Gtn. Academy 1955 1 10 56
Carl Nassib Malvern 2011 1 8 29
*-Chestnut Hill not I-A football member at that time    

How cool was the first round of the 2018 NFL draft? VERY! First, Penn Charter -- Matt Ryan in 2008, Mike McGlinchey last night -- became the third city leagues school (Public, Catholic, Inter-Ac) to have a second player selected, following Bonner -- John Cappelletti in 1974, Anthony Becht in 2000 -- and Roman -- HOFer Marvin Harrison in 1996 and Will Fuller in 2016. Second, as many of you likely know by now, Ryan and McGlinchey are first cousins. Third, Imhotep product D.J. Moore, a wideout from Maryland, was tabbed at No. 24 and that gave us two "Our Guys" in the same first round, ever. The list below shows all NFL first-rounders, in order. Congrats to Mike and D.J. Keep making wonderful history!   

"Our Guys" First Round NFL Draft Picks, By Selection Order
1990 Blair Thomas NY Jets (2) Frankford Penn State
2008 Matt Ryan Atlanta (3) Penn Charter Boston College
1989 Burt Grossman San Diego (8) Carroll Pittsburgh
2018 Mike McGlinchey San Francisco (9) Penn Charter Notre Dame
1974 John Cappelletti LA Rams (11) Bonner Penn State
1961 Herb Adderley Green Bay (12) Northeast Michigan State
1996 Marvin Harrison Indianapolis (19) Roman Syracuse
1971 Bob Bell Detroit (21) West Phila. Cincinnati
2016 Will Fuller Houston (21) Roman Notre Dame
2013 Sharrif Floyd Minnesota (23) Washington Florida
2018  D.J. Moore Carolina (24) Imhotep Maryland
2000 Anthony Becht NY Jets (27) Bonner W. Virginia
2004 Kevin Jones Detroit (30) O'Hara Va. Tech

Alumnus Kyle Adkins is the new football coach at Archbishop Wood and his hiring ups the number one more. Now, nine of the Catholic League's 14 schools are being coached by grads. In basketball this past season, the total was only four -- B-P's Jack Concannon, Carroll's Paul Romanczuk, Judge's Sean Tait and Ryan's Joe Zeglinski -- and the first two have since stepped away. Adkins four times won Coaches' All-Catholic honors, twice apiece on offense/defense, also twice apiece as a first-/second-teamer, and he was a second team Daily News All-City linebacker in 2011. The list below shows the most recent alum coach at the CL schools. Kyle is only the second grad at Wood. Art Barrett (2001-03) was first. Carroll has gone the longest without having an alum in charge. Kevin Clancy's nine-year run ended in '90.  

Most Recent Alum Coaches at the Catholic League Schools
School Name Years Breakdown
Bonner-Prendie Jack Muldoon 3 2016-18
Carroll Kevin Clancy 9 1982-90
Conwell-Egan Jack Techtmann 11 1991-93, 2011-18
Judge Mike McKay 6 2013-18
La Salle John Steinmetz 4 2015-18
Lansdale None (counts CL era only)    
McDevitt Mike Watkins 3 2016-18
Neumann-Goretti Dan Concannon 1 2015
O'Hara B.J. "Butch" Hogan 4 2015-18
Roman Joe McCourt 7 2008-14
Ryan Frank McArdle 10 2009-18
SJ Prep Gil Brooks 18 1992-2009
West Catholic Brian Fluck 20 1999-2018
Wood Kyle Adkins 1 2018


According to multiple sources, 2013 Penn Charter grad Daryl Worley, currently a cornerback with the Carolina Panthers, is about to join the Philadelphia Eagles via a trade.
  So far, three Quakers have played for Philly's pro teams in the three major sports. Here are some facts:
  Ruben Amaro, 1983 -- Ruben, an outfielder, played in 421 game for the Phillies over two stints, 1992-93 and 1996-98. The outfielder batted .239 with 38 doubles, nine triples, 13 homers and 86 RBI.
  Kirk Hershey, 1937 -- Kirk, a receiver, played in six games for the Eagles in 1941 (after beginning that season with Cleveland). He made one catch for 11 yards.
  Jack Meyer, 1950 -- Jack, a righthanded pitcher, spent his entire seven-year MLB career (1955-61) with the Phillies. He went 24-34 with a 3.92 ERA, yielding 385 hits in 455 innings while racking up 375 strikeouts.
  No PC grads have played for Philly's NBA teams.
  Worley played two seasons with Carolina, making 25 starts in 31 games. He made three interceptions along with 111 tackles and 39 assists.
  UPDATE: Worley was released by the Eagles in mid-April due to off-the-field issues.

After 11 wonderful seasons, Steve Devlin has stepped down as Wood's coach to become the defensive coordinator at Ursinus College. Steve compiled a 132-22-1 record and his winning percentage of .857 (tie not included) ranks third in city history among guys who've coached for at least five seasons. He also went 44-3 in regular season games, won eight Catholic League championships, nine City Titles (in 10 chances) and five state crowns (also in 10 chances). Congrats, Steve, and best of luck going forward!

Steve Devlin's Career as Wood's Coach, 2007-17
Year CL Division Overall Champ City Title States
2007 6-1 Blue 9-3 No XXX XXX
2008 4-0 3A 12-3 Yes Yes No
2009 4-0 3A 11-3 Yes Yes No
2010 3-0 3A 13-1 Yes Yes No
2011 3-0 3A 14-1 Yes Yes Yes (3A)
2012 3-0 3A 12-3 Yes Yes No
2013 3-0 3A 13-2 Yes Yes Yes (3A)
2014 4-0 3A 14-1 Yes Yes Yes (3A)
2015 4-0 3A 11-1 Yes No No
2016 5-1 Red 11-2-1 #No Yes Yes (5A)
2017 5-1 Red 12-2 #No Yes Yes (5A)
  44-3   132-22-1 Eight Nine Five
XXX - CL not a PIAA member in 2007 season
# - Championship decided by regular season results

JAN. 9
Right off the bat, please note: No way I'm positive this list is complete. But these men definitely are products of Public/Catholic/Inter-Ac schools and all became head coaches in the NFL. Only La Salle grad Sean McDermott, who just completed his first season with the Buffalo Bills, owns a winning record and he's the only one to make the playoffs. For five of his six seasons as the Eagles' coach, Bert Bell was also the owner, president and general manager, which explains why he wasn't fired (smile). He was the GM through 1949 -- the Birds won the championship that season -- and served as the NFL's commissioner from '45 until his death in '59. He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's first class in 1963. Penn Charter's Marty Brill and Southern's John Sandusky were mid-season replacements. Brill was only 25.
  If you know of others who should be added to this list, please speak up. Thanks!

"Our Guys" Coaches of NFL Teams
Coach School NFL Team Born Year(s) Record
Jim Leonard SJ Prep Pittsburgh Steelers 1910 1945 2-8
Lud Wray Chestnut Hill Boston Braves 1894 1932 4-4-2
    Philadelphia Eagles   1933-35 9-21-1
Bert Bell Haverford School Philadelphia Eagles 1895 1936-41 10-46-2
Marty Brill Penn Charter Staten Island Stapletons 1906 1931 3-3-1
John Sandusky Southern Baltimore Colts 1925 1972 4-5
Sean McDermott La Salle Buffalo Bills 1974 2017 9-7

JAN. 8
When the Eagles participate in a division playoff Saturday (4:35 start) vs. the visiting Atlanta Falcons, the quarterback trying to beat them will be . . . Penn Charter grad Matt Ryan. Oh, baby. Matt is in year No. 10 of his NFL career and his record so far vs. the Birds is 3-3. He has passed 126-for-210 (60 percent) for 1,549 yards and 14 TDs. He missed the 2009 game due to turf toe. The stats breakdown for his six outings is below. (Also with the Falcons is Keith Armstrong, the special teams coordinator. Keith was a star running back for then-Bishop Egan, earning first team All-City honors in 1981. He rushed for 1,131 yards that season.)
  UPDATED: Stats have been added for the conference semifinal, played on 1/13/18.

Matt Ryan's Passing Performances vs. the Eagles
  Com Att Yards TDs W-L Atl. Phila.
2008 23 44 277 2 L 14 27
2009 DNP            
2010 23 42 250 2 L 17 31
2011 17 28 195 4 W 35 31
2012 22 29 262 3 W 30 17
2013 None            
2014 None            
2015 23 34 298 2 W 26 24
2016 18 33 267 1 L 15 24
2017 None            
  126 210 1,549 14 3-3 137 154
*2017 22 36 210 1 0-1 10 15
  148 246 1,759 15 3-3 147 169

JAN. 7
  Not sure what Jim McCormick is doing these days, but I can guarantee you this: Family and friends lit up his cell phone last night and "Marcus" is now his nickname (smile). As you may have seen, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota caught his own batted pass and turned the play into a touchdown in a wild card playoff vs. Kansas City. Well . . . McCormick enjoyed a journey down that entertaining road 13 seasons ago. Here's the beginning of my notes column from Nov. 30, 2004.

Prep QB makes most of tipped pass
PASSING ALONG some city high school football tidbits . . .
The end zone welcomes those who help themselves.
  St. Joe's Prep senior Jim McCormick discovered that on Thanksgiving after his pass from the 5-yard line, on a quick out to flanker Steve Quinn, was batted high into the air by La Salle defensive end Scott Waters.
  McCormick caught the ball, surged across the goal line and, by rule, received credit for a touchdown pass and TD catch.
  "It sunk in later, especially when we were watching films and the guys were teasing me," said McCormick, who last season as a JV player made conversion snags via trick plays. "It was neat. The ball got batted back [close to the 10]. It wasn't hard to catch it. "
  McCormick credited several teammates with key blocks.
  "He got no good blocks. Not one," coach Gil Brooks said, laughing. "There was a pack of people, mostly La Salle guys. Jim got through them while they were mostly bouncing off each other. "

JAN. 6
Four Catholic League schools have won as many as 10 games for four consecutive seasons and that breakdown is below. Archbishop Wood and coach Steve Devlin own this achievement with a still-active streak of 10 in a row. Plus, his Vikings have won at least 11 in all 10 seasons.

Most Consecutive 10-Win Seasons
2008 Steve Devlin  12   3   0
2009    11   3   0
2010    13   1   0
2011    14   1   0
2012    12   3   0
2013    13   2   0
2014    14   1   0
2015    11   1   0
2016    11   2   1
2017    12   2   0
2000 Gil Brooks  12   1   0
2001    10   3   0
2002    13   0   0
2003    12   0   0
2004    10   3   0
2005    11   2   0
2007 Brian Fluck  11   1   0
2008    14   2   0
2009    12   3   0
2010    13   2   0
2011    10   4   0
  4 LA SALLE  
2009 Drew Gordon  14   1   0
2010    13   2   0
2011    12   2   0
2012    12   2   0

JAN. 5
Season No. 2 as an NFL receiver is into the books for Roman product Will Fuller and he holds a decent spot on the list below. It shows the best season in terms of Yards per Reception for each "Our Guy" (Public/Catholic/Inter-Ac) going back to 1960. Fuller missed some games due to injury, but he made 28 catches for 423 yards and seven TDs. His YPR number is 15.1 (up from 13.5 as a rookie). Some of these guys were primarily running backs.

Top Yards-per-Reception Seasons for "Our Guys" in NFL/AFL, 1960-2017
Name School Team Year Rec. Yards YPR TDs
Bo Roberson Bartram Raiders 1962 29 583 20.1 3
Angelo Coia Northeast Bears 1960 25 478 19.1 4
Wendell Tucker Franklin Rams 1969 38 629 16.6 7
Maurice Stovall Carroll Bucs 2009 24 366 15.3 1
Will Fuller Roman Texans 2017 28 423 15.1 7
Marvin Harrison Roman Colts 1999 115 1663 14.5 12
Corey Brown O'Hara Panthers 2015 31 447 14.4 4
Leroy Kelly Gratz Browns 1967 20 282 14.1 2
Frank Wycheck Ryan Titans 1997 63 748 11.9 4
John Cappelletti Bonner Rams 1976 30 302 10.1 1

DEC. 28
Not sure if you heard, but Lincoln RB Sam Karr enjoyed quite the wonderful senior season. Aside from coaching, assistant Joe DiGrazio did a meticulous job of tracking Sam's statistics and, whoa, they were off the charts. Sam carried 247 times for 2,030 yards and 25 TDs, and added three more scores in assorted manners. And get this: he racked up 20 two-point conversions! Point total: 208. In Week 7, Karr broke the Pub record for rushing yards in one game with 418 yards (and seven TDs, one short of the record). Joe first submitted the numbers and Huck confirmed them by watching the tape on Hudl. He even found two extra yards. As Joe also noted, Karr broke the record for rushing yards in the Judge-Lincoln series. In that one, he posted 225 yards and two TDs on 23 carries. Judge's Tim Weldon had rushed for 190 in 2016. Congrats to Sam on his accomplishments and thanks to Joe for providing the info and great support for his player.

DEC. 21
The pro careers of Roman products Marvin Harrison, now in the Hall of Fame, and Will Fuller began 20 years apart and their stats through 22 games were reasonably  similar. Though Marvin notched 18 more receptions, Will averaged two more YPR. The latter missed some games with injuries.

A Look at the First 22 NFL Games for Roman Grads Marvin Harrison & Will Fuller
Name Year G Rec. Yards YPR YPG TDs
Marvin Harrison 1996 16 64 836 13.1 56.3 8
  1997 6 26 278 10.7 46.3 2
  Total 22 90 1,114 12.4 50.6 10
Will Fuller 2016 14 47 635 13.5 45.4 7
  2017 8 25 396 15.8 49.5 2
  Total 22 72 1,031 14.3 46.9 9

DEC. 20
Below are Top 20 YPG averages for all Catholic League receivers over the last 10 seasons that have led their teams to at least the quarterfinal round in the playoffs. Due to injuries, not every guy played in every game. Included are league playoffs, City Titles and all varieties of state playoffs, including subregionals.

Top Performances by CL Receivers  Whose Teams Have Reached at Least State Quarters
Name School Class Year G Yards Avg.
Jaron Macon McDevitt A 2015 5 380 76.0
Sean Coleman La Salle AAAA 2012 5 339 67.8
Craig Jones W. Catholic AA 2015 6 404 67.3
Aamir Brown Neum.-Gor. AA 2014 5 323 64.6
Connor Hoffman La Salle AAAA *2009 6 378 63.0
Jaelen Strong-Rankin W. Catholic AA *2010 6 374 62.3
Terrance Greene SJ Prep AAAAAA *2016 6 360 60.0
Bruce Mapp W. Catholic AA 2011 5 285 57.0
Quran Kent W. Catholic AA 2009 7 385 55.0
Eric Young W. Catholic AA 2008 8 427 53.4
Amadou Barry W. Catholic AA 2015 6 318 53.0
Sean Coleman La Salle AAAA 2011 5 264 52.8
Darryle Simmons SJ Prep AAAAAA *2016 6 305 50.8
Brandon Sanders SJ Prep AAAAAA 2017 6 304 50.7
Nick Rinella La Salle AAAA 2015 4 194 48.5
John Reid SJ Prep AAAA 2014 3 144 48.0
Sam McCain Wood AAA 2009 5 228 45.6
Jameer Bryson W. Catholic AA 2015 6 268 44.7
John Reid SJ Prep AAAA *2013 6 250 41.7
Mark Webb Wood AAAAA *2016 7 187 37.4
*-state champ            

DEC. 19
Below are Top 20 YPG averages for all Catholic League rushers over the last 10 seasons that have led their teams to at least the quarterfinal round in the playoffs. Due to injuries, not every guy played in every game. Included are league playoffs, City Titles and all varieties of state playoffs, including subregionals. Wood's Nasir Peoples and Conwell-Egan's Patrick Garwo claimed the No. 3 and 6 spots, respectively.

Top Performances by CL Rushers Whose Teams Have Reached at Least State Quarters
Name School Class Year G Yards Avg.
D'Andre Swift SJ Prep AAAAAA *2016 6 1082 180.3
Andrew Guckin Wood AAA 2012 6 1065 177.5
Nasir Peoples Wood AAAAA *2017 5 882 176.4
Jarrett McClenton Wood AAA 2014 5 800 160.0
David Williams W. Catholic AA 2011 5 767 153.4
Patrick Garwo Con.-Egan AAA 2017 4 603 150.8
Khalil Roane Neum.-Gor. AA 2014 6 739 147.8
Brandon Hollomon W. Catholic AA *2010 6 862 143.7
Jarrett McClenton Wood AAA *2013 6 829 138.2
Rob Hollomon W. Catholic AA 2008 8 1103 137.9
Raheem Blackshear Wood AAAAA *2016 5 680 136.0
Sean Cunningham Wood AAA 2008 6 805 134.2
Tim Wade La Salle AAAA 2011 5 629 125.8
Syaire Madden La Salle AAAA 2015 4 499 124.8
Desmon Peoples Wood AAA *2011 5 613 122.6
Shawn Thompson Wood AAAAA  *2016 5 609 121.8
Brandon Hollomon W. Catholic AA 2009 7 851 121.6
Brandon Peoples Wood AAA 2010 5 530 106.0
Jamal Abdur-Rahman La Salle AAAA 2010 6 636 106.0
Kolbe Burrell SJ Prep AAAAAA 2017 6 531 88.5
*-state champ            

DEC. 18
Below are Top 20 YPG passing averages for all Catholic League quarterbacks over the last 10 seasons that have led their teams to at least the quarterfinal round in the state playoffs. Due to injuries, not every guy played in every game. Included are league playoffs, City Titles and all varieties of state playoffs, including subregionals.

Top Performances by CL Passers Whose Teams Have Reached at Least State Quarters
Name School Class Year G Yards Avg.
Joshua Evans W. Catholic AA 2015 6 1213 202.2
Chris Kane La Salle AAAA 2012 5 995 199.0
Chris Martin SJ Prep AAAA *2013 5 992 198.4
Drew Loughery La Salle AAAA *2009 6 865 160.8
Marquez McCray SJ Prep AAAAAA *2016 6 906 151.0
Chris Ferguson La Salle AAAA 2015 4 572 143.0
Jerry Rahill Wood AAA 2009 5 704 140.8
Matt Magarity La Salle AAAA 2011 5 703 140.6
Charles Britt Neum.-Gor. AA 2017 3 392 130.7
Marquez McCray SJ Prep AAAAAA 2017 6 758 126.3
Jarred Evans W. Catholic AA 2009 7 881 125.9
Jack Clements SJ Prep AAAA 2014 5 614 122.8
Jack Colyar Wood AAAAA  *2016 5 591 118.2
Ray Lenhart Neum.-Gor. AA 2014 5 559 111.8
Anthony Reid W. Catholic AA *2010 6 628 104.7
Sean McCartney Wood AAA 2008 6 615 102.5
Matt Magarity La Salle AAAA 2010 5 511 102.2
Joey Monaghan Wood AAA *2011 6 612 102.0
Joey Monaghan Wood AAA 2010 6 483 96.6
Curtis Drake W. Catholic AA 2008 8 769 96.1
*-state champ            

DEC. 17
When it comes to overall winning seasons, the Hawks of St. Joseph's Prep continue to rule the Catholic League roost. The Prep has now finished with a winning record in exactly two-thirds of its seasons -- 60 of 90. Judge, O'Hara, La Salle and West are also in the 60-percent club.
School Entered Total
CL Play
SJ Prep 1920 90 60 .667
Judge 1956 62 40 .645
O'Hara 1965 53 33 .623
La Salle 1920 90 56 .622
West 1920 97 60 .619
Wood 1966 52 28 .538
Carroll 1969 49 26 .531
Conwell-Egan 1963 55 27 .491
Neumann-Goretti 1935 83 39 .470
Roman 1920 97 44 .454
Ryan 1968 50 22 .440
McDevitt 1963 55 23 .418
Bonner-Prendie 1956 62 25 .403
Lansdale 2008 10 2 .200
 No CL play in 1929        
 SJ Prep not in CL: 1956-62       
 La Salle not in CL: 1921-22, 1928-33  

DEC. 15
he special club of Multiple First Team All-City Honorees in This Century has four new honorees (listed below) and for just the third and fourth time, two of the guys are quarterbacks. Previously, SJ Prep's Chris Whitney (2005-06) and La Salle's Drew Loughery (2008-09) were first-teamers in consecutive years. The Prep's Marquez McCray and Bartram's Mahmud Dioubate tied for the QB spot in 2016 and did so again this season.

Multiple First Team All-City Honorees in This Century
Pos. Name School(s) Years
*-advanced to NFL    
SENIORS IN 2000    
Rec.-DB Steve Holmes Germantown Academy  1999-00
Rec.  Ramon Mills Edward Bok 1999-00
RB *Kevin Jones Cardinal O'Hara 1999-00
MP Joe McCourt Roman Catholic 1999-00
K Marty Higgins Archbishop Carroll 1999-00
DL Jeff Vanak Archbishop Carroll 1999-00
SENIORS IN 2001    
L John Connors SJ Prep 2000-01
L Mike "Tuna" Bucella Cardinal O'Hara 2000-01
RB Kyle Ambrogi SJ Prep 2000-01
P-K Brendan Carney Malvern Prep 2000-01
LB Maurice Bennett George Washington 2000-01
SENIORS IN 2002    
SENIORS IN 2002-03    
RB *Curtis "Boonah" Brinkley West Catholic 2002-03
LB Brian Tracz SJ Prep 2002-03
SENIORS IN 2003-04    
L Matt Lowry Cardinal O'Hara 2003-04
RB *Steve Slaton Conwell-Egan 2003-04
DL-L Marques Slocum Neumann/West Catholic 2003-04
LB Joe Rosati Episcopal 2003-04
SENIORS IN 2005    
DB John Maddox West Catholic 2004-05
SENIORS IN 2006    
QB Chris Whitney SJ Prep 2005-06
P Eric Muller Penn Charter 2005-06
DL-L Paul Ostick Malvern Prep 2005-06
SENIORS IN 2007    
RB Rashad Campbell Chestnut Hill 2006-07
DL Jewhan Edwards Roman Catholic 2006-07
SENIORS IN 2008    
MP-RB Rob Hollomon West Catholic 2007-08
SENIORS IN 2009    
L-DL *Sharrif Floyd George Washington 2008-09
Seth Betancourt SJ Prep 2008-09
QB Drew Loughery La Salle 2008-09
RB *Ibraheim Campbell Chestnut Hill 2008-09
SENIORS IN 2010    
SENIORS IN 2011    
L Frank Taylor Archbishop Wood 2010-11
L-DL Connor Mahoney Malvern Prep 2010-11
RB Desmon Peoples Archbishop Wood 2010-11
SENIORS IN 2012    
L Mike McGlinchey Penn Charter 2011-12
Rec *William Fuller Roman Catholic


RB David Williams West Catholic/Imhotep 2011-12
K Nick Visco Archbishop Wood 2011-12
DL Justin Moody George Washington 2011-12
LB Matt Galambos Haverford School 2011-12
SENIORS IN 2013    
LB Zaire Franklin La Salle 2012-13
DB Deandre Scott Imhotep Charter 2012-13
SENIORS IN 2014    
L Ryan Bates  Archbishop Wood 2013-14
L Jon Daniel Runyan  SJ Prep 2013-14
L Jacob Rebisz Malvern Prep 2013-14
Rec.  Jimmy Herron La Salle 2013-14
RB Jarrett McClenton Archbishop Wood 2013-14
RB Samir Bullock Archbishop Ryan 2013-14
DL  Shareef Miller  Frankford/Washington 2013-14
DL  Jake Strain SJ Prep 2013-14
LB Jake Cooper Archbishop Wood 2013-14
DB John Reid SJ Prep 2012-13-14
L Yasir Durant Imhotep 2014-15
L JohnCarlo Valentin Imhotep 2014-15
MP D’Andre Swift SJ Prep 2014-15
DL  Raquan Thomas  Simon Gratz 2014-15
DL  Karamo Dioubate Prep Charter 2014-15
DL-Rec. Naseir “Pop” Upshur Imhotep 2014-15
LB Shawn "Woozy" Jenkins Simon Gratz 2014-15
DB  Yeedee Thaenrat Father Judge 2014-15
DB-Rec. Dox Aitken Haver. School 2014-15
MP-RB D'Andre Swift SJ Prep 2014-15-16
MP Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear Wood 2015-16
QB Marquez McCray SJ Prep 2016-17
QB Mahmud Dioubate Bartram 2016-17
DL Omar Speights Imhotep 2016-17
DL Ryan Bryce SJ Prep 2016-17

DEC. 14

  West Catholic coach Brian Fluck is the new George Jefferson . . . He keeps movin' on up. WC posted a 8-4 record in the just completed season, so Brian now owns 167 career victories over 19 seasons. He holds spot No. 7 on the list below. By the way, the guy who played George Jefferson on that ol' TV show, the late Sherman Hemsley, was a South Philly native and attended now-closed Edward Bok Tech. Wood coach Steve Devlin owns 132 career wins. He''ll be the next qualifier. 
City Leagues Coaches With 150 Career Wins
Name School(s) Years W-L-T
Gamp Pellegrini ST More/SJ Prep/Malvern 42 278-144-9
Ron Cohen Washington 30 261-84-2
Whitey Sullivan Judge 25 196-95-10
Pat Manzi McDevitt 33 188-150-5
Al Angelo Frankford 21 184-39-5
Paul Bartolomeo Neumann 33 170-120-12
Brian Fluck West Catholic 19 167-79-0
Tex Flannery Bartram/La Salle 33 166-132-12
Bob Cullman Central 25 163-78-4
Gil Brooks SJ Prep 18 162-57-2
Doc Wallace St. Luke's/Hav. School 34 158-81-24
Joe Colistra La Salle 21 153-88-2

DEC. 13
Below are breakdowns for the five Wood teams that have claimed next-to-highest enrollment state championships (three at 3A, two at 5A). There are 13 categories. The 2011 squad leads the way with six top performances. The 2017 squad is tops in just one category -- average rushing yards allowed.

  2011 2013 2014 2016 2017
Overall Record #14-1 13-2 #14-1 11-2-1 12-2
Division Record 3-0 3-0 4-0 5-1 5-1
Points Scored 599 585 662 499 494
Points Allowed 124 173 202 209 212
Average Score Overall 40-8 39-12 44-13 36-15 35-15
Average Score in CL/CT playoffs 49-7 48-13 44-20 51-13 42-3
Average Score in state playoffs 54-12 35-13 47-14 43-8 46-19
Rushing Yards Gained 257.5 242.3 280.9 225.4 236.5
Passing Yards Gained 107.2 93.7 108.5 141.6 84.7
Total Yards Gained 364.7 336 389.4 366.9 321.2
Rushing Yards Allowed 95.5 123.7 93.8 81.0 78.6
Passing Yards Allowed 75.5 68 105.5 125.4 115.1
Total Yards Allowed 171 191.7 199.3 206.4 193.7
#-tied for top spot          

DEC. 12
  Decent year for individual stats in state quarters/semis/finals. Just not spectacular. The best efforts were posted in rushing by C-E's Patrick Garwo (274 for No. 2) and Wood's Nasir Peoples (267 for No. 5). The Prep's Marquez McCray made two more appearances in passing (raising his total to three) and C-E's Dajuan Harris checked in at No. 8 in receiving.

Top Performances by CL Rushers/Passers/Receivers in State Quarters/Semis/Finals
RUSHING         PASSING         RECEIVING      
Name Sch. Yds Year   Name Sch. Yds Year   Name Sch. Yds Year
D'Andre Swift Prep 318 '16 Q   Joshua Evans West 282 '15 S   Bruce Mapp West 142 '11 S
Shawn Thompson Wood 280 '16 Q   Matt Magarity La S 281 '11 Q   Tim Wade La S 131 '11 Q
Patrick Garwo C-E 274 '17 Q   Jack Clements Prep 266 '14 Q   Aamir Brown N-G 129 '14 Q
D'Andre Swift Prep 268 '16 S   Chris Kane La S 265 '12 S   Terrance Greene Prep 126 '16 Q
Nasir Peoples Wood 267 '17 F   Jerry Rahill Wood 245 '09 Q   Olamide Zaccheaus Prep 125 '14 Q
Raheem Blackshear Wood 243 '16 S   Chris Martin Prep 243 '13 S   Olamide Zaccheaus Prep 123 '14 F
Jarrett McClenton Wood 238 '13 F   Chris Martin Prep 235 '13 Q   Sean Coleman La S 120 '12 Q
Jarrett McClenton Wood 233 '14 F   Jack Clements Prep 217 '14 F   Dajuan Harris C-E 119 '17 S
Brandon Peoples Wood 230 '10 Q   Jaleel Reed West 204 '11 S   Sean Coleman La S 114 '10 S
Jarrett McClenton Wood 230 '14 S   Marquez McCray Prep 203 '17 S   Nate Smith  Wood 113 '11 Q
D'Andre Swift Prep 220 '14 F   Chris Martin Prep 195 '13 F   Amadou Barry West 113 '15 S
Brandon Hollomon West 208 '10 S   Ray Lenhart N-G 191 '14 Q   D'Andre Swift Prep 107 '14 Q
Curtis Drake West 186 '08 S   Charles Britt N-G 189 '17 Q   Brandon Sanders Prep 101 '17 Q
Curtis Drake West 182 '08 Q   Marquez McCray Prep 188 '17 Q   Jaelen Strong-Rankin West 100 '10 F
David Williams West 182 '10 F   Matt Magarity La S 184 '11 S   Sam McCain Wood 97 '09 S
Desmon Peoples Wood 182 '11 S   Matt Magarity La S 180 '10 S   Eric Young West 96 '08 Q
Andrew Guckin Wood 178 '12  F   Marquez McCray Prep 171 '16 F   Jimmy Herron La S 95 '12 S
Raheem Blackshear Wood 178 '16 S   Chris Ferguson La S 169 '15 Q          

DEC. 11
  Their high school careers have ended and their stats have been finalized . . . Players from SJ Prep, Wood and Conwell-Egan mixed in with players whose numbers were posted on Nov. 28. The two QBs, Marquez McCray and Da'Vion Kidd-Jackson, were backups for the Prep in 2015 before K-J transferred to West. They combined to pass for 6,199 yards and 62 TDs.

Final Totals for Productive Players Whose Careers Have Ended
RUSHING School Car. Yards TD
O'Shaan Allison Malvern 458 2,880 30
Nasir Peoples Wood 272 2,068 33
Matt Casee Lansdale Catholic 274 1,824 21
Isaiah Jones Gtn. Acad/La Salle 275 1,593 14
Tim Weldon Judge 307 1,336 17
PASSING School C-A Yards TD
Marquez McCray SJ Prep 281-505 3,785 36
Da'Vion Kidd-Jackson SJ Prep/West Cath. 151-325 2,414 26
RECEIVING School Rec. Yards TD
Jaron Macon McDevitt/N-G 90 2,004 24
Troy Holland La Salle 96 1,203 13
Steve Arrington Judge 64 1,079 14
Justin Santilla O'Hara 76 968 17
Mike Reilly Gtn. Academy 62 900 9
Kyrin Jackson Bonner-Prendie 62 885 9
Dahmir Ruffin Carroll 61 818 10
Kyle Pitts Wood 49 771 11
Anthony Tigano SJ Prep 131 9 158
Jack Barreras Conwell-Egan 76 4 88
Kevin Calamita O'Hara 70 6 88
Nasir Peoples Wood 35 0 210
O'Shaan Allison Malvern 34 0 204
Jaron Macon McDevitt/N-G 26 3 162
Anthony Tigano SJ Prep     *158
Justin Santilla O'Hara 23 2 142
Matt Casee Lansdale Catholic 22 1 134
Tim Weldon Judge 17 1 104
*see kick scoring for breakdown      

DEC. 10
SJ Prep's season wound down with a major shock. After allowing 92 points over their first 12 games, the Hawks surrendered 90 in their last two -- 49 in a win over Coatesville and 41 in a loss to Pine-Richland. SEVEN teams this season allowed at least 40 in back-to-back games and 12 of the 20 Catholic/Inter-Ac teams have done so over the last three seasons. Meanwhile, Malvern has never yielded as many as 40 in back-to-back games since joining the I-A for the 1950 season. La Salle hasn't done so since 1951. The breakdowns are below.

Yields of at Least 40 Points in Back-to-Back Games
Year School Points Opponent
None Malvern    
1951 La Salle 60 Roman
    48 West Catholic
1998 Wood 48 Allentown Cent. Cath.
    50 Ryan
1996 West Catholic 42 Roman
    44 O'Hara
2009 Episcopal 42 Wissahickon
    49 Chestnut Hill
2010 Haverford School 42 Pennridge
    48 McDonogh (MD)
2013 Conwell-Egan 48 Carroll
    44 West Catholic
2014 O'Hara 48 Wood
    51 Ryan
2015 Germantown Academy 42 Haverford School
    45 Penn Charter
2015 Penn Charter 41 Lawrenceville (NJ)
    41 Haverford School
2016 Carroll 46 La Salle
    42 SJ Prep
2016 Neumann-Goretti 52 Bonner-Prendie
    41 Lansdale Catholic
2016 SCH Academy 49 Penn Charter
    57 Haverford School
2017 SJ Prep 49 Coatesville
    41 Pine-Richland
2017 McDevitt 46 West Catholic
    49 Lansdale Catholic
2017 Lansdale Catholic 40 Neumann-Goretti
    42 Havverford High
2017 Bonner-Prendie 42 Carroll
    42 O'Hara
2017 Judge 49 Wood
    42 SJ Prep
2017 Roman 49 SJ Prep
    42 La Salle
2017 Ryan 45 La Salle
    42 Wood

DEC. 9

  This item first was posted back in September after Wood's first three games and we hoped that the season would turn out to be "extra special" for the family of Nasir Peoples. Back then the crew needed 807 rushing yards to hit 12,000. Well, that number has been left waaaaaay behind. The total now stands at 12,737 and Nasir owns the top season number at 1,838. Along with the most TDs at 29. In last night's state championship game, he stormed to 267 yards and four TDs. Brothers Charlie ('89 grad) and Darrien ('93) starred at Abraham Lincoln. Darrien's son, Desmon, did likewise at Prep for one year, then for two more at Wood ('12). Desmon and Brandon ('12), Charlie's son, were highly productive backfield mates in the '10 and '11 seasons. Nasir is Brandon's brother and the senior is bound for Virginia Tech. Through his junior season, he was almost exclusively known for his skills as a cornerback/safety. Charlie and Darrien made college football waves at Indiana (PA) and Kutztown, respectively. Desmon played at Rutgers. Brandon did so at Wagner. Charlie is an assistant to Wood coach Steve Devlin. Back in September, Nasir had not yet posted a game rushing total that qualified for a spot on the family's Top 10. Well, now his name can be found in the No. 2 slot and five times total in what has been expanded to a Top 15 (17, actually, due to a three-way tie at 15). Congrats on everything, Peoples peeps!    

 ---- Public/Catholic League Rushing Stats for the Peoples Family -- With Top 15 Performances ----
Name/School Year Car. Yards TDs   Name Opponents Yards Year
Charlie 1986 149 712 2   Desmon Judge 279 2009
  Lincoln 1987 214 1191 14   Nasir Gateway 267 2017
  1988 240 1443 24   Desmon Conwell-Egan 240 2010
    603 3346 40   Brandon Strath Haven 230 2010
            Charlie West Phila. 214 1988
Darrien 1990 150 514 1   Charlie Washington 197 1987
  Lincoln 1991 136 543 5   Desmon Allentown CC 182 2011
  1992 153 649 4   Charlie King 181 1987
    439 1706 10   Charlie Olney 180 1988
            Nasir Ryan 177 2017
Desmon 2009 125 1050 10   Nasir Gratz 176 2017
  SJ Prep/Wood 2010 165 1349 23   Desmon O'Hara 173 2010
  1 year/2 years 2011 136 1239 22   Nasir Wyo. Valley W. 173 2017
    426 3638 55   Brandon Harrisburg McD. 172 2011
            Desmon Carroll 168 2017
Brandon 2010 138 1113 13   Brandon O'Hara 168 2017
  Wood 2011 103 1013 19   Nasir La Salle 168 2017
    241 2126 32          
Nasir 2016 16 83 3          
  Wood 2017 232 1838 29          
    248 1921 32          
    1957 12737 169          

DEC. 8
  Here's Part 3 of the look at performers for state champs -- receivers. This nugget looks a shade different because some champs did not have pass-catchers with outrageous numbers. It lists the Top 15 guys based on total receptions. Pretty cool: exactly 500 catches and just a shade short of 100 TDs. West Catholic's Jaelen Strong-Rankin, who now goes by Strong, advanced to the NFL . . . Good luck to Wood (tonight at 7) and SJ Prep (tomorrow night at 6)!

Top Receivers for State Champs
Name School Year Class Rec. Yards TDs
Terrance Greene SJ Prep 2016 6A 48 741 9
John Reid SJ Prep 2013 4A 41 698 8
Connor Hoffman La Salle 2009 4A 38 648 7
John Reid SJ Prep 2014 4A 36 699 12
Darryle Simmons SJ Prep 2016 6A 34 526 3
D'Andre Swift SJ Prep 2014 4A 33 495 6
D'Andre Swift SJ Prep 2013 4A 33