Successes for Football, Girls Water Polo, Boys XC
Where were you in 1993?
Penn Charter's football team was storming to an 8-0 overall record and capturing the Inter-Ac championship.
I-A play won't begin until next Friday, but the 2016 team is 4-0 for the first time since '93 and the latest win was posted Saturday by a 35-0 score over a young and outmanned Academy of the New Church squad.
The Quakers scored 21 points in the first 5 1/2 minutes and 28 in the first 13 1/2 and subs (even the deep variety) saw considerable action thereafter.
The defense provided most the highlights. Senior John Grace earned a hat trick with a TFL, sack and fumble recovery. Classmate Luke Stansfield caused a fumble and junior Terence Thompson raced with it 22 yards to the end zone. Senior Denarii Beard had an interception. A nice offensive moment occurred when senior tight end Justus Sanders, a first-year player sidelined by injury until now, registered a 26-yard TD catch. Football photos.
Also Saturday, girls water polo headed to Hill School, in Pottstown, and claimed two wins in a showcase event – 11-3 over Exeter and 8-3 over Springfield Montco.
Senior Emily Zurcher totaled five goals and six assists in the two matches while freshman Hayley Hunt (vs. Exeter) and senior Brina Way (vs. Springfield) enjoyed three-goal games. Junior Ellen O'Malley and senior Sharon Zea-Rincon halved eight steals vs, Exeter.
Boys cross country competed in a high quality invitational event hosted by William Tennent. The Quakers did not fare well overall against top-notch teams from around the state, but coach Bryan Skelly was thrilled that his top five runners averaged 18 minutes, 19 seconds.
“Our previous best team average was just under 20 minutes at our last dual meet,” he noted. “It was a huge, huge day for us. Everyone on the team ran a personal best. Many of them were over 90 seconds faster than previously.”
The Top 5, with times: senior Harper Pollio-Barbee (16:50.6), senior Josh Patton (18:22.1), junior Luke Brogan (18:29.2), junior Blaise Ciarrocchi (18:39.5) and soph Timur Serbest (19:09.5).
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