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Quakers Capture Five Wins At 131st PC/GA Day

The last time Penn Charter's football team won nine games, the players very may well have traveled to the competition in trains or horse and buggies because the year was 1905.

This year's nine-win Quakers team wrapped up PC-GA Day on Nov. 11 by posting a 26-17 victory over visiting Germantown Academy, thus upping their outrageous advantage in the 131-year series to 84-36-11.

After falling into a 14-0 cavern, PC rallied hard as senior Will Samuel passed 17-for-31 for 234 yards and three touchdowns—one apiece to classmate John Washington (6-85) and juniors Brendan Thomas (5-35) and Edward Saydee (4-78). Soph Ryan Bradby mixed two field goals with two PAT while Saydee carried 22 times for 103 yards.

Washington (pictured above), who also forced a fumble and made the game-clinching interception, was awarded the Geis Trophy as MVP of the game. Senior Gavin Tygh, with three tackles for losses, was also a defensive stalwart.

PC and GA tied for Competition Cup honors at 5-5.

Golf triumphed earlier to send PC into PC/GA Day competition one-up. In addition to football, Saturday's other winners were boys cross country (27-28), girls soccer (4-0) and girls water polo (9-6).

Eighth grader Oliver Leedale-Brown, breaking his PR by more than a minute, paced the XC guys with a second-place finish. The other scorers: frosh Drew Gillespie (4th), junior Alex Turner (6th), senior Blaise Ciarrocchi (7th) and soph Luke Jaspan (8th).

The major girls scorers were senior Giovanna "Gi" DeMarco in soccer (three goals) and soph Hayley Hunt (eight) in water polo.

Boys soccer, boys water polo, girls tennis, girls cross country and field hockey were bested.

Frosh Emma Zwall provided the highlight for the losing teams by placing first in XC.

And senior Connor Sullivan won the Rumpp Award as Penn Charter's MVP in boys soccer.

View 131st PC/GA Day photo gallery here.

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