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You will find up to date announcements and news pertaining to PHS Football.


posted Jul 28, 2016, 11:02 AM by Falcon Webmaster   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 1:57 PM ]

Wednesday, August 10th @11:30
Your player should have received an order form today.

If your player was not at practice or didn't bring a form home, please use the attached order form.

Jersey's will be given out tomorrow for pictures.


VSN Photography


Concussion Education Program

posted Jul 25, 2016, 11:33 AM by Falcon Webmaster

Concussion Education Program
August 11, 2016 - 11:30am
Pennsbury High School - WEST CAMPUS (Keller Hall)
608 S. Old Boulevard, Fairless Hills

Pennsylvania passed legislation (effective July 1, 2012) requiring all student-athletes to receive concussion and head injury information prior to the start of their season. Additionally, most student-athletes will also be tested using Impact. This is a baseline test to be used if the athlete sustains a head injury during the season. We have partnered with St Mary Hospital and Bucks County IU to provide a Powerpoint presentation and help administer the Impact testing.

All prospective Fall athletes and all coaches are required to report to Keller Hall on Thursday August 11 at 11:30 am .

At the conclusion of the presentation, all Football players will take the Impact test in the West library. Testing takes about 30-45 min. and should be done no later than 1:30 PM.

All student-athletes must see the presentation once per year and get a new baseline every year.

At the conclusion of the presentation, all Football players will take the Impact test in the West library. Testing takes about 30-45 min. and should be done no later than 1:30 PM.

Parents are recommended to attend and the community is invited to attend this presentation.

PHS Football Apparel Online Sale

posted Jul 21, 2016, 1:39 PM by Falcon Webmaster   [ updated Jul 21, 2016, 1:47 PM ]

2016 Pennsbury Falcon Football Apparel  Online Store is Now Open!

Please see the attached order form for items that are available!  Same great look!

Click here to place your order.  All orders MUST be submitted by July 31st.

Please contact Lisa Chipper if you have any questions.

Calendar Update as of 08/03/2016

posted May 22, 2016, 11:15 AM by Falcon Webmaster   [ updated Aug 3, 2016, 7:02 AM ]

The summer calendar for workouts and camps has been updated and can be found under the Calendar link.  Please download the latest version

2016-17 Football Physicals

posted May 11, 2016, 2:15 PM by Falcon Webmaster   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 11:03 AM ]

Summer 2016 - 2017 ATHLETIC PHYSICALS
7th through 12th Grade
Cost:$20.00 Per Student
(Cash or Check Payable to Rothman Institute)

Last Names Beginning with A thru M Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – 5:30pm-7:30pm
Last Names Beginning with N thru Z Thursday, July 28, 2016 – 5:30pm–7:30pm

NEW Location
Rothman Institute
2700 South Eagle Road
The Village of Newtown Shopping Center Newtown, PA  18940


This is the last time Pennsbury will offer athletic physicals this year. If you miss this date, you will need to go to your family doctor for a physical
BEFORE you can participate in any sport.

Pennsbury shut out by La Salle

posted Sep 14, 2015, 5:12 PM by Falcon Webmaster

Updated: September 12, 2015
Zeek Kershaw and Pennsbury came up short against La Salle. (Trentonian file photo/Jackie Schear)

WHITEMARSH >> Some losses hurt more than others and this was one of those times where it really wasn’t that painful at all.

Although the Pennsbury High football team (1-1) suffered its first loss of the year last night when it fell by La Salle by the score of 14-0, when you look at the big picture there’s no reason for the Falcons to feel all that depressed.

For openers it’s become very rare when any public school team in Pennsylvania beats one of the three big boys in the Philadelphia Catholic League of a group that consists of St. Joe’s Prep, La Salle and Archbishop Wood.

As such, it’s entirely possible La Salle (2-0) is the best team Pennsbury may very well play during the regular season. La Salle also beat Pennsbury’s Suburban One National rival North Penn last week.

Furthermore, Pennsbury’s defense was outstanding last night, especially when you consider it received very little help from the offense and both of La Salle’s touchdowns came off a short field.

Coming off a tight season-opening 13-6 win over Council Rock South, it’s the Pennsbury offense that once again struggled. But even here it figured it would take some time for this unit to come around as a rebuilt line gets it together and the team must learn to compensate for the loss of graduated home-run hitter Charles Snorweah.

Playing at the Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, Pennsbury stopped La Salle the first three times the Explorers had the ball and looked to be in business when it recovered a fumble on its own 42 yard line. Three running plays and a Mike Alley bomb that was nearly caught came up empty, however, and from there La Salle was able to take the lead on a 50-yard drive capped by a 18-yard pass from Chris Ferguson to Nick Rinella.

Pennsbury actually looked pretty good throwing the ball at times and nearly struck right before the half when Alley hooked up with tight end Vinnie Ratamess on a 46-yard pass to the La Salle 15.

But once again Pennsbury came up empty with the clock running down late in the second quarter and its best chance to score was gone.

The insurance touchdown came in the third quarter and once again La Salle needed to go only 50 yards to score. This time La Salle got the ball off a fumble and six plays later Sy Madden reached the end zone on a 6-yard burst up the middle.

La Salle nearly got a third touchdown, but Pennsbury’s defense continued to play with pride and produced a goal line stand at the end of the third quarter. With Alley completing three passes, Pennsbury then put together a long drive into La Salle territory before once again stalling out in the final two minutes.

It was a loss, but a very respectable one in a game few people expected Pennsbury to win in the first place.

LaSalle 14, Pennsbury 0

(Sept. 11 at Plymouth-Whitemarsh)

Pennsbury (1-1) 0 0 0 0 – 0

LaSalle (2-0) 0 7 7 0 – 14


L-Rinella 18 pass from Ferguson (Savage kick)

L-Madden 6 run (Savage kick)

Pennsbury hangs on against Council Rock South

posted Sep 7, 2015, 3:45 PM by Falcon Webmaster

@RickFort7 on Twitter

FAIRLESS HILLS – It was flat-out ugly at times, but there was certainly no shortage of high drama in Friday night’s season opener between the Council Rock South and Pennsbury football teams

Playing in front of a huge opening-night crowd at Falcon Field, Pennsbury just held off Rock South, 13-6, with the help of two goal line stands.

One came at the end of the first half and the other came at the end of the fourth quarter after Vince Bedesem’s gutsy Golden Hawks had seemed finished just a minute earlier.

Both teams came out of this one contemplating their many mistakes, but for Pennsbury, the bottom line is it picked up a crucial win when you consider it will face a very difficult task when it travels to LaSalle next Friday night. Throw in the  treacherous waters that await in the Suburban One National League and the last thing any of its teams can afford is an 0-2 start.

Two things were apparent throughout the evening.

One is the points are not going to come as easily for Pennsbury this year following an incredible season that produced a 13-2 record, a third straight league title and a district championship.

Not that it was any great secret, but the other is Council Rock South is the real deal.

In fact, in some ways, you could say Pennsbury was more lucky than good because it was Rock South that had the better of the play for much of the evening.

The bad breaks for the Hawks started right away as they opened the game with a drive into Falcon territory, only to turn it over on the first of their many fumbles. Pennsbury took advantage right away when scat-back Zeek Kershaw scored his first varsity TD on a 24-yard sprint around right end.

Rock South replied with its only touchdown of the game by roaring down the field and reaching the end zone on a 5-yard run by Brendan Patterson. The key play in this drive was a fourth-down, hook-and-lateral play that went 20 yards.

In the second quarter, Rock South self destructed once again by fumbling the ball on its 43. Once again, Pennsbury cashed in as Rob Daly was just able to extend the ball into the corner of the end zone on a 7-yard run.

Although nobody could have realized it at the time, that was the end of the offense, for both teams. You can credit the lack of scoring to both defenses for really stepping up and both offenses for continuing to make mistakes.

The first half ended with the first Pennsbury goal line stand after a Rock South drive that started at its own 13 yard line reached the Falcon 1-yard line. Four straight running plays, however, failed to get it done as Pennsbury jubilantly ran off the field as time expired,

The third quarter was a mess as Rock South again fumbled while Pennsbury fumbled itself and also then hiked a snap way over punter Mike Alley’s head. Set up at the Pennsbury 21, Rock South once again came up short and was sacked twice.

Led by the hard running of bruising fullback Chris Rupprecht, who finished with over 100 yards, Pennsbury put together an 87-yard drive that chewed up nearly the entire fourth quarter. But this time it was Rock South that produced the goal line stand, giving the Hawks the ball on their own 6 yard line with a little over three minutes remaining.

Amazingly, Rock South quarterback Shaun Stackhouse hit five straight passes as his team moved the ball to the Pennsbury 7-yard line in less than a minute. At this point, it surely seemed Rock South would reach the end zone.

Guess again. Pennsbury’s defense again came up huge and the Falcons had survived their long-standing tradition of not playing well offensively on opening night.

Pennsbury 13, Council Rock South 6

(Sept. 4 at Pennsbury)

CR South (0-1)  6 0 0 0     — 6

Pennsbury (1-0) 6 7 0 0 — 13


First Quarter

P — Kershaw 24 run (kick failed)

CRS — Patterson 5 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

P — Daly 7 run (Sanelli kick)

Football: Golden Teams 2014

posted Jan 22, 2015, 8:22 AM by Falcon Webmaster   [ updated Jan 22, 2015, 8:24 AM ]



QB Brandon McIlwain Jr. Council Rock North

RB Jarrett McClenton Sr. Archbishop Wood

RB Donte Simmons Sr. Bristol

RB Charles Snorweah Sr. Pennsbury

OL Ryan Bates Sr. Archbishop Wood

OL Tom Cardozo Sr. Archbishop Wood

OL Ryan Neher Sr. Archbishop Wood

OL Austin O’Neill Sr. Pennsbury

OL Jeremiah Haywood Sr. Bristol

WR Devon Bibbens Jr. Council Rock North

WR Kyle Slivka-Fralin Sr. Bristol

K Dan McDonald Sr. Archbishop Wood


DL Devon Cobb Sr. Archbishop Wood

DL Mack Schwartz Jr. Archbishop Wood

DL Jeremiah Wells Jr. Pennsbury

LB Jake Cooper Sr. Archbishop Wood

LB Maurice Jackson Jr. Truman

LB Jordan O’Neill Sr. Pennsbury

LB Luke Snyder Jr. Pennsbury

DB Gianni Cruel Jr. Archbishop Wood

DB Rob Daly Jr. Pennsbury

DB J.R. Stevens Sr. Neshaminy

DB Mark Webb Soph. Archbishop Wood

P Josh Leon Sr. Pennsbury



QB Anthony Russo Jr. Archbishop Wood

RB Vincent Alimenti Sr. Council Rock South

RB Alex Arcangeli Sr. Archbishop Wood

RB D’Andre Pollard Sr. Neshaminy

OL John Anderson Jr. Council Rock South

OL Isaac Flowers Sr. Harry S. Truman

OL Maurice Houriet Sr. Pennsbury

OL Robert Jones Sr. Bristol

OL Hunter Kelly Jr. Neshaminy

WR Denzel Hughes Jr. Neshaminy

WR Mark Webb Soph. Archbishop Wood

K Josh Leon, Sr. Pennsbury


DL Christian Lohin Sr. Archbishop Wood

DL Jeremiah Haywood Sr. Bristol

DL Joe Maurer Jr. Pennsbury

LB Daulton Hose Jr. Pennsbury

LB Matt Magdelinskas Sr. Neshaminy

LB Greg Lichtenstein Jr. Pennsbury

LB Mike Stock Jr. Council Rock South

DB Kyle Hickey Sr. Council Rock South

DB Denzel Hughes Jr. Neshaminy

DB Justin Rubin Sr. Archbishop Wood

DB Kyle Slivka-Fralin Sr. Bristol

P Brandon McIlwain, Jr. Council Rock North


Archbishop Wood: James Gillespie, Shawn Scroger

Bristol: Devin Adams, R.J. Collins, Aidan Coughlin

Conwell-Egan: Sam Cooper, Joe Ruggerio

Council Rock North: Pat Bartlett, James Closser, Chris Welde

Council Rock South: Connor Brunetti, Emeka Enogwe, Sam Presley

Harry S. Truman: Terez Franklin, Trysten Hunt, Rob Lancieri, Collin Pool

Pennsbury: Victor Delgado, Sam Raywood, Raheem Thompson

William Tennent: John Ryan, Corey Shriver



Brandon McIlwain

School: Council Rock North (junior)

Position: Quarterback

Key facts: Threw for 2,018 yards, 17 touchdowns, and ran for 1,027 yards and 18 TDs. ... First-team all-conference performer for third consecutive season. … Committed to South Carolina after being recruited by many Division I schools, including Arizona, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers and Temple.

Jarrett McClenton

School: Archbishop Wood (senior)

Position: Running back

Key facts: Capped great senior year with 229-yard rushing performance as Wood won second straight Class AAA state title. … For season rushed for 2191 yards, nearly 11 yards per carry and 37 touchdowns. … Returned four punts for scores. … Two-time first-team All-Philadelphia Catholic League. .… Will play at Villanova.

Donte Simmons

School: Bristol (senior)

Position: Running back

Key facts:  Lower Bucks’ all-time leading rusher with 6,588 yards. … Rushed for 2,058 as senior, 10.0 per carry and scored 29 total touchdowns. … Had 92 TDs in three-and-a-half-year varsity career.

Charles Snorweah

School: Pennsbury (senior)

Position: Running back

Key facts: School’s first 2,000-yard rusher in eight years, finishing with 2,774 on 309 carries (9.0 average) and 38 rushing TDs. … Had 1,176 in five playoff games as Pennsbury won its first district title since 2006. … Earned scholarship to Rutgers. … First-team All-Suburban One League National Conference.

Ryan Bates

School: Archbishop Wood (senior)

Position: Offensive line

Key facts: Four-star recruit who’s an athletic 6-foot-5, 280 pounds and chose Penn State over many interested schools. … First-team All-Catholic last two seasons, named to 2015 Under Armour All-America game. … Also was strong when playing D-line. … Was co-captain for repeat state champions.

Tom Cardozo

School: Archbishop Wood (senior)

Position: Offensive line

Key facts: First-team All-Catholic player was outstanding while playing opposite side of Ryan Bates. … Gaining Division II interest.

Ryan Neher

School: Archbishop Wood (senior)

Position: Offensive line

Key facts: The Vikings’ center was a first-team All-Catholic choice two straight years and has several colleges to choose from, including Rhode Island, Villanova and New Hampshire.

Austin O’Neill

School: Pennsbury (senior)

Position: Offensive line

Key facts: One of the main pillars of strength paving the way for ground-and-pound the last three years ... First-team All-SOL National lineman was one of very best blockers in Galen Snyder’s 13-year coaching stint.

Jeremiah Haywood

School: Bristol (senior)

Position: Offensive line

Key facts: Helped lead the way for Donte Simmons’ path to the all-time Lower Bucks rushing record. ... First-team All-Bicentennial Athletic League on both sides of ball.

Devon Bibbens

School: Council Rock North (junior)

Position: Wide receiver

Key facts: Brandon McIlwain’s favorite target caught 34 passes for 556 yards and seven TDs. ... Second-team All-SOL Continental Conference.

Kyle Slivka-Fralin

School: Bristol (senior)

Position: Wide receiver

Key facts: He and quarterback R.J, Collins formed one of state’s most efficient passing combos. … Caught a touchdown every 3.3 receptions, catching 12 TDs overall among his 40 receptions for 1,018 yards, a 25.5-yard-per-catch average. … All-Bicentennial Athletic League first-team on offense and defense.

Dan McDonald

School: Archbishop Wood (senior)

Position: Kicker

Key facts: First-team All-Philadelphia Catholic League kicker hit a 49-yarder against La Salle and made 70 point-after kicks.


Devon Cobb

School: Archbishop Wood (senior)

Position: Defensive line

Key facts: Two-time first-team All-Catholic League. … In 2014 state championship game, had eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.

Mack Schwartz

School: Archbishop Wood (junior)

Position: Defensive line

Key facts: First-team All-Catholic League. … Made 10 tackles in state title game and two sacks.

Jeremiah Wells

School: Pennsbury (junior)

Position: Defensive line

Key facts: Helped to key quick Falcons defensive front. … Made 67 tackles, including five for losses. … Second-team All-SOL National.

Jake Cooper

School: Archbishop Wood (senior)

Position: Linebacker

Key facts: Defensive captain of the 2013 and ’14 Class AAA state champs, and twice first-team All-Catholic League. … Will play at Penn State. … One of Wood’s biggest-ever impact players on both sides of the ball.

Maurice Jackson

School: Harry S. Truman (junior)

Position: Linebacker

Key facts: First-team All-SOL Continental performer was all over the field: 60.5 tackles, three sacks, 6.5 tackles for losses, three interceptions and two returned for touchdowns.

Jordan O’Neill

School: Pennsbury (senior)

Position: Linebacker

Key facts: Made 108 tackles, 14 for losses. ... Major interior force, made it difficult for teams to run. … Second-team All-SOL National.

Luke Snyder

School: Pennsbury (junior)

Position: Linebacker

Key facts: Led district champions with 118 tackles, 12 for losses. … Like O’Neill, a physical force excellent against the run. … Also picked off two passes and forced two fumbles. ... First-team All-SOL National.

Gianni Cruel

School: Archbishop Wood (junior)

Position: Defensive back

Key facts: First-team All-Catholic. ... Two-year starter. ... Became solid piece in Wood’s strong secondary.

Rob Daly

School: Pennsbury (junior)

Position: Defensive back

Key facts: First-team All-SOL National selection and two-year starter had 54 tackles, two interceptions, five pass breakups and an interception return for a TD.

J.R. Stevens

School: Neshaminy (senior)

Position: Defensive back

Key facts: Made five interceptions, returned two for TDs. ... Named first-team All-SOL National Conference.

Mark Webb

School: Archbishop Wood (sophomore)

Position: Defensive back

Key facts: Already offered a scholarship by Temple. … Had two interceptions and was first-team All-Catholic.

Josh Leon

School: Pennsbury (senior)

Position: Punter

Key facts: Best combination kicker-punter in the SOL National. … Consistent and athletic. ... Boomed 60-yarder vs. Abington. … Could turn occasional poor snaps into good punts on the run.

-- Dan Dunkin

Golden Teams Football Player of the Year: Charles Snorweah, Pennsbury

posted Jan 22, 2015, 8:19 AM by Falcon Webmaster   [ updated Jan 22, 2015, 8:23 AM ]

Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:00 pm | Updated: 1:45 am, Thu Jan 22, 2015.

Golden Teams Football Player of the Year: Charles Snorweah, Pennsbury By Dan Dunkin Staff Writer Bucks County Courier Times

In the football fields across America, high school coaches spot them early — the special ones.

The coaches are wowed by players who can really, really run. The ones who can not only carry the ball, but also a team in the process. The ones with an extra gear, with those instinctive, hiccup-quick moves, the great balance — the proverbial “it” factor.

Pennsbury football coach Galen Snyder spotted all that in Charles Snorweah back in middle school.

“I remember watching him play in the eighth grade and coming back and telling the coaches, ‘This kid’s going to be special — like a Steve Slaton-type kid for us,’ “ Snyder recalled. “I saw him having that similar kind of productivity.”

Steve Slaton had a sensational career at Conwell-Egan, then West Virginia, then went on to the NFL.

Charles Snorweah had the impact at Pennsbury that Snyder and his staff envisioned. He and his fellow seniors led the Falcons to their third straight conference title, and they also captured the District One Class AAAA championship, the school’s first in eight years.

On a terrific team with a ton of good players, Snorweah was the undeniable but humble star of stars, the main guy who carried the offense through the playoffs.

And in a year of outstanding running backs in Bucks County — including Archbishop Wood’s Jarrett McClenton and Bristol’s Donte Simmons, both of whom, like Snorweah, eclipsing 2000 yards rushing for the season — Snorweah’s importance to his team in the biggest games and his overall productivity and consistency gave him the nod as the 2014 Golden Teams Player of the Year.

After a breakout junior year in which Snorweah, as the Falcons’ featured back for the first time, toppled 1,600 yards, the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder with 4.41 40-yard speed blew those numbers away this season. Carrying 309 times in 15 games, Snorweah rushed for 2,774 yards and 38 touchdowns.

In the playoffs, he was further off the charts as the offense came to lean more on him. In five games, he amassed 1,176 yards, starting with an 433-yard performance that included seven rushing TDs in a 63-55 win over Downingtown West.

Snorweah speaks first of his offensive line, praising their ability, toughness, dependability and unselfishness.

“They don’t get enough credit,” he said. “Every week they came out and blocked great. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate them.”

That lights-out line consisted of seniors Mason Houriet, Austin O’Neill and Sam Raywood; juniors Chris Rupprecht and (tight end) Vinnie Ratamess, and sophomore Maurice Stukes.

Dan Dunkin: ddunkin@Calkins.com; Twitter, @DanDunkin

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