News and Announcements
As the Philadelphia Little Quakers continue their football tradition for the 66th year, it’s our honor to announce the 2018 Philadelphia Little Quaker team roster. We always see some of the best area football players at try-outs and this year was no different. Thank you to all the participants for showcasing your talent and effort. Thank you to the families for your commitment and support of our program. For those football players that did not make this year’s team AND do not turn 15 years of age by September 1, 2019, please consider trying out again next year. For those players that will be too old, we wish you great success in your journey on and off the field. Congratulations to the following 2018 Philadelphia Little Quakers and remember “Once a Little Quaker, Always a Little Quaker”.
Torrian Jones, Jr
• Practices (rain or shine) are scheduled for Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 7 pm – 8:20 pm starting on October 9 & 10. All players expected to attend. If practice times are an issue, contact Coach Rahill or Bob Rosania immediately.
• Games are scheduled:
o Sunday, November 11 @ 10:00 am (Penn Charter)
o Sunday, November 18 @ 10:00 am (Franklin Field)
o Friday, November 23 @ 1:00 pm (Franklin Field)
o Wednesday, November 28 – Sunday, December 2 (New Orleans Trip)
>>>>>>If any of these dates are a conflict, contact Coach Rahill or Bob Rosania immediately<<<<<
• Parents Night – Tuesday, October 9 @ 7:00 pm in the Kurtz Building, 2nd Floor. A parent or guardian must attend.
o Bring latest Report Cards and copy of Birth Certificate
o LQ Gear Online Store information will be available along with the limited supply of LQ 66th Season Igloo Collapsible Coolers for $25
The final two try-outs will be held tonight 10/2/18 and tomorrow, Wednesday 10/3/18. If you have not already registered, please do so online prior to the start of the Try-Out. Try-Out starts at 7:00pm. Please come prepared in full pads and cleats.
The 2018 Philadelphia Little Quaker team will be posted to this website after 2:00pm, Sunday 10/7. First team practice is Tuesday 10/9/18 at 7:00pm. MANDATORY Parent’s meeting will be Tuesday 10/9/18 from 7:00-9:30pm in the KURTZ Performing Arts building directly behind the practice field. It is MANDATORY for a parent or guardian of each player be in attendance at this meeting. Thank you for your continued support. Best of luck to all participants.
TRY-OUT #1 is still on tonight at 7PM. Please report to the Dooney Field House on Penn Charter Campus at 6PM for registration. If you registered online, you still need to check-in. Please be prepared for an indoor or outdoor practice with sneakers and cleats. Thank you!
2018 Little Quaker Try-Out Schedule:
Try-Out 1: Tuesday, September 25th (Registration-6Pm, Try-out, 7Pm)
Try-Out 2: Wednesday, September 26th (Registration-6Pm, Try-out, 7Pm)
Try-Out 3: Tuesday, October 2nd (Registration-6Pm, Try-out, 7Pm)
Try-Out 4: Wednesday, October 3rd (Registration-6Pm, Try-out, 7Pm)
Players MUST attend AT LEAST 2 of the 4 try-outs. Players MUST come ready to practice with proper attire, meaning pads, helmets and cleats or sneakers. In the event of inclement weather, try-outs will move inside at the Dooney Field House gymnasium where sneakers are required. Registration is held at 6PM in the Dooney Field House lobby. Registration only needs to be completed 1 time. It is recommended you register online. (http://www.philalittlequakers.com/forms/18421-2018-Try-Out-Registration-Form) Good luck to all participants, Go Quakers!
ALL-STAR YOUTH FOOTBALL
Little Quakers 19, South Philly Sigma Sharks 0
(At Penn Charter)
The conversion rules for youth football still award two points for kicks and one for rushes/catches. Ryan Moore deserved at least 10. When the LQs scored their third TD with 0:35 seconds remaining in the first half, on a 4-yard run by Josh Barlow, coach Chris Rahill, of Penn Charter offensive coordinating fame, decided to go for one. Moore, the QB, maneuvered to the right side on a keeper and, pow!, got absolutely plastered not far from the goal line. If the play had happened in the NFL, it would be the talk of the nation Monday. Moore did not wilt, however. In fact, he regrouped and made his way into the end zone. Beyond the field, track and railing stood a group of observers. One immediately yelled, “I like that, 8!” (That’s Moore’s number.) Shortly thereafter, this comment came booming out from the same area: “You made my day, No. 8! . . . I don’t need anything else!” Hopefully, Ryan heard the fan. Because he truly deserved the praise. It was the ultimate hang-tough, still-get-the-job-done moment. This game, which opened season No. 65, went rather well for the LQs. The offense clicked early and (somewhat) often and the defense kept the Sharks pretty much in neutral. A TFL by Keino Salmon helped to limit the Sharks to a three-and-out on the game’s first possession. Starting at their 27, the LQs needed nine plays to post a six-pointer on a 1-yard run by Sam Brown. Brown carried six times on this possession and, folks, he has The Look. He’s kinda tall/definitely speedy and owns the gait of someone who will someday triple jump 45 feet and/or be able to dunk while standing still. Maybe on an 11-foot basket (smile). In all, he rushed 11 times for 88 yards and lost an impressive 45-yard TD to a holding call. Barlow, who stirred thoughts of Darren Sproles, carried 10 times for 64 yards. The other TD went to Akire Lilley (5-18) on a 4-yard run. The starting grunts were C Nick Marricone, Gs Donald Lattanze and Drew Meyers and Ts Ty Needham and Anthony Moorehead. Many defenders made contributions and they’re detailed below in the breakdown. The Sharks, who had problems with penalties, netted more than eight yards on just one play. In the waning moments, Terrell Barr passed to a leaping Travon Miner for a 34-yard gain. Among the LQs is Ed Guarnaccia. His dad, Ed, was a productive rusher/blocker, out of a Wishbone formation, for Wood’s 1974 Catholic and City champs. Next week the LQs will make their annual visit to Franklin Field.
S. Phila Sharks 0 0 0 0 – 0
Little Quakers 6 13 0 0 – 19
LQ: Sam Brown 1 run (kick failed)
LQ: Akire Lilley 4 run (run failed)
LQ: Cardel Pigford 4 run (Ryan Moore run)
RUSHING – Sam Brown 11-88, Cardel Pigford 10-64, Akire Lilley 5-18, Maurice
Clark 1-10, Colin Schumm 2-(-4), Seamus McCain 1-(-5), center snap 1-(-10).
PASSING -Schumm 0-3-0 – 0.
RETURNS -Cardel Pigford 1-27.
INTERCEPTIONS – Pigford.
BROKEN UP PASSES -Ryan Woertz, Tommy Batson.
RECOVERIES OF OPPONENT’S FUMBLES – Daniel Ford, Andre’ O’Neal.
FORCED RECOVERED FUMBLES – David Rosania.
SACKS – Scott Belveal 2, Rosania, Shane Hartman, Batson/Zachary Bayer.
OTHER TFL – Keino Salmon, Coulten Grasela, Woertz, Grasela/Ford.