Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Event News - Hero Bowl

Three future Golden Rams will be participating in the 39th Annual Delaware County Hero Bowl football game to be held at 7:30 pm on May 28 at Cardinal O'Hara High School. Expected to participate in the contest are offensive lineman Brian Ross of Haverford and tight end Tyler Higgins of Bonner-Prendergast. Both will suit up for the East squad. Lineman John DiPasquale of Garnet Valley will play for the West team.

The Hero Bowl serves as Delaware County's senior all-star game with all proceeds going to benefit the Hero Scholarship Fund of Delaware County to provide scholarships to the children of police officers, fire fighters and EMS workers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Delco Daily Times - Hero Bowl: East & West Rosters

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Event News - Berks Senior Football Classic

A future Golden Ram will be participating in the 17th Berks Senior Football Classic to be held on Sunday May 31 at 4:15 pm at Exeter High School's Don Thomas Stadium. Kicker/punter Matt Hook of Fleetwood will play for the White Team. Besides Fleetwood, the White team will have players from Berks Catholic, Daniel Boone, Wyomissing, Twin Valley, Exeter, and Reading. The Blue team will represent Kutztown, Hamburg, Conrad Weiser, Wilson, Muhlenberg, Schuylkill Valley and Governor Mifflin. The all-star game is part of the Berks County Football Coaches Association's "Berks County Football Weekend" which includes a skills challenge for underclassmen, a football combine, and the Hall of Fame dinner with induction of new members.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Event News - Valor Bowl

Two future Golden Rams will be participating in the 17th Annual Valor Bowl to be held at 7:15 pm on Thursday, May 28 at John A. Farrell Stadium on South Campus of West Chester University. Quarterback Dan Murphy of Bishop Shanahan will suit up for the West squad while Unionville linebacker Quinn Cheyney will play for the East team.

The Valor Bowl was founded by Scott Allison and former West Chester Golden Ram and Killinger Hall of Fame member Joe Carroll, and serves as Chester county's senior all-star game with all proceeds going to benefit the Chester County Special Olympics.

Several current West Chester University football players have participated in the Valor Bowl including Brandon Monk, Sean Steinmetz, Ryan Fay, Ben Smith, and Bill Ford. Other notable Valor Bowl alumni include 2001 North Offensive MVP Bob Findora who later led the Golden Rams to the 2004 Division II National semi-final and 2010 East Offensive MVP Rondell White who led the Golden Rams to the Division II National semi-final last season.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Event News - Philadelphia City All-Star Game

A future Golden Ram will be participating in the 41st Annual City All-Star Game to be held on Thursday May 21 at 7:00 pm at Northeast High School. Quarterback Paul Dooley of Springside Chestnut Hill will play for the Non-Public Team.

Several Golden Rams have participated in this contest including All-American wide receiver Michael Washington (2004), WCU MVP quarterback Mike Mattei (2008), All-American cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz (2010) and wide receiver Erick Brundidge (2010). Current Golden Rams that played in the game include Byron Cooper, Kevin Malone, Blaise Schieler, Sean Boylan and Nydair Rouse.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Team News - 2015 Unofficial Recruiting Class

Name
Pos
Ht
Wt
School
LB
6-2
225
Unionville
FS/WR
6-4
180
Prep Charter
DL
6-3
270
Plymouth Whitemarsh
OL
6-5
295
Garnet Valley
QB
6-1
195
Springside Chestnut Hill
CB
5-11
175
Parkland
OL
6-3
300
Bethlehem Catholic
WR
6-2
180
Bethlehem Liberty
DE
6-4
235
Bonner-Prendergast
LB
6-2
220
Pennridge
K
6-4
210
Fleetwood
DB
5-11
175
Neshaminy
OL
6-2
310
Central Bucks South
ATH
6-0
180
Bishop Shanahan
OL/DL
6-5
330
Greencastle-Antrim
DB
6-0
200
Delaware Valley
OL
6-4
320
Haverford
ATH
6-4
205
Rancocas Valley
OL/DL
6-3
287
Governor Livingston
OL
6-2
290
North Penn
FS
6-1
175
Allentown Central Catholic

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Player News - Shabazz Signs with Colts

Former Golden Ram cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz has reportedly signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts. After this past season, Hajj was named All-PSAC East, first team Daktronics All-Super Region 1, first team Beyond Sports Network All-Super Region 1, second team Beyond Sports Network All-American, an ECAC Division II Football All-Star, a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, first team D2football.com All-American, first team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region 1, and first team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American.


Daily Local News - Shabazz confident of making NFL

Friday, May 1, 2015

Event News - Future Golden Rams to Play in PSFCA East/West Game

Four future Golden Ram are expected to play in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) East/West All-Star Game on May 3 at Downingtown East High School. Selected to play for East squad which will be coached by Rob Klock of Lower Dauphin are: Kick-off is set for 2:00 pm.

PAFootballNews.com - 2015 PSFCA East Roster

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Player News - Pro Prospects from the 2014 Golden Rams

College Football Analyst Josh Buchanan recently released his Division II Pro Hopefuls list and five Golden Rams appear on the list. Cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz is tops among West Chester players, checking in at #8 on the list of 200 players. Buchanan identified his "natural skills" and the fact that Hajj is "a great kid that can be counted on to do the right thing" He projects Hajj to be a priority free agent and not out of the question if he gets drafted. After this past season, Hajj was named All-PSAC East, first team Daktronics All-Super Region 1, first team Beyond Sports Network All-Super Region 1, second team Beyond Sports Network All-American, an ECAC Division II Football All-Star, a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, first team D2football.com All-American, first team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region 1, and first team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American.

Sitting at #71 on Buchanan's list is inside linebacker Ronell Williams. Despite missing three games this past season due to a malicious injury, Williams still received a host of honors including first team All-PSAC East, second team Daktronics All-Super Region 1, honorable mention Beyond Sports Network All-Super Region 1, first team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region 1 and third team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American.

From the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Sean McCartney appears at #89 on the list. As a senior, McCartney was named first team All-PSAC East, first team Daktronics All-Super Region 1, Daktronics Super Region 1 Offensive Player of the Year, first team Beyond Sports Network All-Super Region 1, second team Beyond Sports Network All-American, third team AP Little All-America Team, an ECAC Division II Football All-Star, ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year, honorable mention D2football.com All-American, first team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region 1, and Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region 1 Offensive Player of the Year. McCartney also finished fifth in the Harlon Hill voting.

Wide Receiver Erick Brundidge appears on Buchanan's list at #139. "Flav" finished 2015 with 40 catches for 798 yards for a 19.95 yards per catch average and eight touchdowns.

Finally, center Derek Schatz appears at #151 on the list. Schatz was named first team All-PSAC East, second team Beyond Sports Network All-Super Region 1, fourth team Beyond Sports Network All-American, third team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region 1 and All-ECAC. He was also a nominee for the Gene Upshaw Award. At the NFL Regional Combine in Chicago held in March, Schatz was first among offensive linemen in vertical jump with 30" and second in broad jump at 8.5 ft.

All five that appear on this list along with defensive backs Cory Scott and DeOliver Davis participated in Villanova's Pro Day.

Elsewhere in professional football, former Golden Ram wide receiver Dan DePalma is in camp with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Player News - Jordan Sadusky Introduced at Spring Game

Jordan Sadusky (Rancocas Valley) was introduced as an incoming recruit at the Purple-Gold game this past Saturday. At 6'4, 205lbs, Sadusky was a dual threat quarterback for the Red Devils, but his size and athleticism means he might be a wide receiver for the Golden Rams. As a junior, he threw for over 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns. His passing numbers tapered off in his senior season as he was 38 of 96 for 749 yards and 11 touchdowns, but he also ran for 499 yards and seven scores in an injury shortened season.

- 2014 First Team West Jersey Football League Colonial Division


Monday, April 27, 2015

Player News - Matt Hook Introduced at Spring Game

At Saturday's Spring Game, Matt Hook (Fleetwood) was introduced as an incoming recruit to the West Chester University football team. The 6-4, 210lb kicker/punter helped the Tigers to a 7-5 finish and an appearance in the Eastern Conference Class AAA finals. Converting two field goals and 56 PAT's, he was the highest scoring pure kicker in Berks County with 62 points. As a junior, he converted nine field goals and 36 PAT's. In his four year high school career, he converted 18 of 23 field goals and 124 PAT's for a total of 178 points. His 43-yard field goal this past season forced overtime in the playoffs. Hook was also an All-Conference soccer player for the Fleetwood team that advanced to the state semi-finals and MVP for the Tigers' basketball team where he averaged almost 15 points per game this past season.

- 2014 Honorable Mention All Berks County (Kicker)
- 2014 Second Team All Berks Football League Section 2 (Kicker)
- 2014 Honorable Mention All Berks Football League Section 2 (Punter)
- 2014 Berks County Football Coaches Association All-Academic Team
- 2013 Honorable Mention All-EasternPAFootball.com Big School (Kicker)
- 2013 First Team All Berks Football League Section 2 (Kicker)
- 2013 Honorable Mention All Berks Football League Section 2 (Defensive Back)
- 2013 Berks County Football Coaches Association All-Academic Team
- 2012 Berks County Football Coaches Association All-Academic Team