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Soccer & Football Win at the Shore

If good, ol' Penn Charter ever decides to play a bunch of "home" games away from campus, the athletes in two sports would likely push for a switch to Ocean City, NJ.

Three teams made the trek during Labor Day Weekend and all racked up victories. Soccer pulled off a boy/girl sweep in close games Friday, then football coasted to victory on Saturday morning. In all three games, the opponent was Lansdale Catholic.

Boys soccer triumphed by 1-0 as freshman Jude Shorr-Parks pumped home the goal off a terrific feed from classmate Ryan Bradby. The score in the girls game was 2-1, thanks to long counters by sophomore Gi DeMarco (30 yards) and eighth grader Kait Haughey (18 yards).

Football rolled to a 35-14 victory and that score is a shade misleading because the Quakers forced the mercy rule to take effect, at 35-0, not even two minutes into the third quarter.

Soph Edward Saydee was quite impressive in his PC debut, churning to 192 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. The scores came on the ground (14 carries, 153 yards). Otherwise, the headliners were seniors. Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky passed 6-for-10 for 150 yards and three TDs, two to Chris Tucker (3-60) and one to Luke Stansfield (2-70). Stansfield also had an interception while Kevin MacCabe mixed a sack with a tackle for loss.

Following the football victory, Hayden Knighton (L) and Marcellus Poland (R) received game balls for their dedication to attending 7 a.m. offseason workouts. They traveled from, respectively, Pottstown, PA., and Sicklerville, NJ. Also in photos (above): strength/conditioning coordinator John Estok (second from L) and coach Tommy Coyle.

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Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Tuesday September, 6, 2016 at 09:51AM
Tag:  football

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