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PC Football Breaks Streak, Beats Haverford

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In nine consecutive losses to Haverford School, Penn Charter's football team yielded an average of 34.7 points and always was burned for at least 21.

Then came Saturday.

Not only did the Quakers end the skid, they did so in semi-comfortable fashion. The final score was 21-7 and PC never trailed.

Juniors Terence Thompson (above) and Ryan Maloney made three tackles apiece behind the line of scrimmage. Senior John Washington deflected two passes while eighth grader Elijah "EJ" Statham recorded 1 1/2 sacks.

As for junior Edward Saydee . . . On the game's second play, he intercepted a pass and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown.

The Quakers' next two scores came courtesy of soph Ryan Bradby's right instep -- field goals of 32 and 34 yards. After the Fords ended the shutout with 6:46 left in the fourth quarter, cutting PC's lead to 13-7, senior Will Samuel fired a slant to Thompson and TT see-ya-latered 80 yards to the end zone.

PC is now 6-1 overall and the final three games will be played at home. More photos.

The water polo squads traveled to Hill School and came back 0-2. The respective scores were 15-5 (boys) and 14-7 (girls).

Soph Lance Rainer (three goals) and senior Alex Koenig (two) led the boys. The girls had six scorers.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, fall sports on Sunday October, 22, 2017 at 12:01PM

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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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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!

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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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