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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.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary on Sunday November, 15, 2015 at 10:19AM

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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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Go Charter!

The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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