PC Powerful in 129th Football Game
How'd you like to have direct involvement in 42 plays and produce MORE than a first down on every one?
In effect, junior quarterback Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky accomplished that feat Saturday as Penn Charter bested visiting Germantown Academy, 45-17, in game No. 129 in the nation's longest continuous scholastic football rivalry — PC leads, 83-35-11.
Hnatkowsky racked up 466 yards: 390 on 31 passes (a school record, breaking 337 by John Loughery in 2009) and 76 yards on 11 rushes for an 11.0 average. He threw for four TDs, scored the final six-pointer on a 30-yard keeper and, yes, was handed the Geis Trophy for winning game-MVP honors.
The aerial TDs came courtesy of senior handyman Cody Sweeney (8-165, two), junior wideout Chris Tucker (3-114, one) and senior tight end Evan Ferrell (3-59, one). Sweeney also ran for a TD and senior Colin Mattice produced nine points with six PAT and a field goal. Soph cornerback John Washington mixed a fumble recovery with an interception while junior defensive end Luke Stansfield had 2.5 sacks, one shared TFL and one forced fumble.
Coach Tommy Coyle's Quakers finished 5-5 overall and 3-2 in Inter-Ac play.
Photo: Coyle with captains Sean Foley, Neeko Hnatkowsky, Evan Ferrell and Jake McCain.
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