News and Announcements
During LQ try-outs on Monday, September 26, 2016, the LQ coaches instruct the players on proper tackling technique in accordance with the HEADS UP Football Accredited Program. The LQ Coaches became certified through HEADS UP Football to ensure player’s safety and to help minimize injury. Each player received this training before participating in our full contact drills.
Alex Hornibrook was the picture of calm heading into his first starting assignment for Wisconsin, even though it would come before a hostile crowd of 75,000 at Michigan State against the eighth-ranked Spartans.
A redshirt freshman quarterback from West Chester, Hornibrook last week did what many thought wasn’t possible for a guy with limited experience. The Malvern Prep graduate led the Badgers to a 30-6 victory over the Spartans and made them a contender in the Big Ten.
The 6-foot-4, 219-pound Hornibrook completed 16 of 26 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, he was 6 of 6 for 100 yards on third-and-10 or longer. To him, however, the magnitude of the game was no big deal.
“It just seemed like another football game,” he told reporters afterward.
Hornibrook, who passed for Malvern Prep records of 2,156 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior, had committed to Pittsburgh but reconsidered after head coach Paul Chryst left the Panthers to take the same job with the Badgers. Hornibrook followed and learned last year while sitting on the sidelines.
Wisconsin now has defeated the No. 5 team in the nation (Louisiana State) and No. 8 (Michigan State). Its next game is Saturday against No. 4 (Michigan) and, after getting next week off, they come back to face No. 2 (Ohio State). It’s going to be quite a ride for Hornibrook.
The Badgers have some injury issues, however. Kicker Rafael Gaglianone is out for the season after back surgery, and outside linebacker Vince Biegel reportedly had surgery for a fractured foot and could miss up to four weeks.
Alex was a 2011 Philadelphia Little Quaker.
Source: Joe Juliano-Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Little Quakers organization is proud to announce our 2016 LQ Team:
Mason Garnett IV
Marvin Harrison Jr.
Kevin Thomas Jr.
The football players who attended our recent try-outs for our 64th season team were some of the best athletes we’ve ever evaluated & the cut down to the final squad was extremely difficult. We thank all the football players & their families for making the commitment to try to earn a spot on our team. For those football players that did not make this year’s team AND do not turn 15 years of age by September 1, 2017, please consider trying out again next year. The experience you’ve gained through this year’s try-outs will provide a great foundation to build upon. For those players that will be too old, we thank you for your efforts and wish you nothing but great success in your career on and off the field.
The 2016 LQ Team named above will resume practice on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm on the same field (rain or shine) at the William Penn Charter School. Please plan to arrive in full equipment by 6:45 pm and bring a pair of indoor sneakers if the weather forecast is rain. There will be a “2016 LQ Parents Welcome Briefing” held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm in the lobby of the Penn Charter Kurtz Center (the building facing the practice field) to introduce the LQ Program and explain the expectations for the season. A parent or guardian of each player is asked to attend. We will discuss our practice schedule, game schedule, away game destination and other important dates.
Congratulations to the 2016 LQ Team!
“Once a Little Quaker, always a Little Quaker”… The Little Quakers salute three of our alum from last year’s LQ team who were part of the St. Joe’s Prep vs Archbishop Wood game on 9/16 (won by SJP 43-24) Good Luck at your respective schools, we are proud of you!
-In the photo from Left-Right, Andrew Bailey, Ryan DiVergilis, and Anthony Rightley.
The Philadelphia Little Quakers were proudly represented at the recent NCAA Division II football game between Bentley University (BU) and West Chester University (WCU) payed on September 3, 2016; won by WCU 31-24. BU Junior wide receiver, Brendan Burke (LQ 2009 & 2010) had 3 rec for 35 yards. Former LQ players on the WCU roster included Sophomore kick-off specialist, Connor Foley (LQ 2010) who averaged 60.0 yards on six (6) kick-offs and redshirt Freshman QB Paul Dooley (LQ 2010). The photo shows Paul Dooley (LQ 2010) and Brendan Burke’s father. Kevin (LQ 1974).