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Giubilato Ties Passing Yard Record in Rout

Written by: on Sunday, May 17th, 2009. Follow Willie McGonigle on Twitter.


PHILADELPHIA: Throughout its 35 years history the Philadelphia Daily News City All Star game as seen its fair share of great quarterbacks. Among those greats are former NFL MVP Rich Gannon (St. Joseph’s Prep) and reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Matt Ryan (Penn Charter). However either of them accomplished what St Joseph Prep QB Mark Giubilato did Saturday in front of packed house at Northeast High Charles Martin Memorial Stadium. All Giubilato did was tied the record for most yards passing which set in 2004 by Roman Catholic’s Andre Sloan El to lead the Non Pub to a 40-0 rout over the Public League in the 35th annual All star game that puts the best seniors from the cities high schools against each other. When asked about tying the record Giubilato responded “It’s an awesome and great feeling but there’s no way I could’ve done it without the great catches the receivers had and the blocking of my line”.

In August before evening making his first varsity start Giubilato accepted an offer from Temple University. In February after Giubilato threw for 1008 yards and 7 touchdowns. Giubilato decided having one more year as a starter would be beneficial for him and after having a conversion with his father Mark Sr. it was decided that Giubilato would spend his prep year at Milford Academy in New York. The decision was a tough one to make especially since Giubilato is close to his dad and brother Christian, “it was a difficult decision but at the same time I know no matter where I am my dad wont miss many games and my brother will be there has much has he can.” After his performance Saturday night Giubilato might want to reconsider his decision to attend Milford Academy.

On the games opening drive the Non Pub drove down 85 yards on 12 plays on a drive that took 6:42 off the clock before Giubilato hooked up with West Catholic’s Eric Young for a 33 yard touchdown pass.

On the ensuing kick-off the Public League couldn’t come up with Giubilato’s kick and Cardinal Dougherty’s Terence Johns fell on it at the Pub 24 yard line. Two plays later West Catholic’s Raymond Maples would punch it from 18 yards out.

On the first play of the second quarter Giubilato went deep for Father Judge’s Tom Ryan who leaped and made a one handed catch for a 42-yard gain putting the Non Pub at the Pub 17. Three plays later West Catholic’s Rob Holloman put it in from 6 yards out.

On the next Non Pub drive the Non Pub would drive 75 yards on 5 plays including a 44 yard pass from Curtis Drake (West Catholic) to Ryan. Four plays later Drake would dance his way in from nine yards out. Drake would miss the PAT giving the Non Pub the 27-0 lead.

The Non Pub would extend their lead to 33 when Giubilato found his favorite target Ryan from 15 yards out for the touchdown. The 2point conversion would fail. Ryan would finish the first half with 4 catches for 97 before joining fellow Father Judge/ Non Pub teammates John Lavelle, Adam Nowak, and Ryan Langdom at the Father Judge Sr. Prom.

West Catholic’s Juan Rozier would capped the scoring with his 8 yard plunge.

Ryan took the offensive MVP for the Non Pub while North Catholic’s Pete Puchalski (5 tackles) took home defensive MVP for Non Pub. Communications Tech Stacy Hill (12 carries for 46 yards) took home Offensive MVP for the Pub who was out gained 455-120 by the Non Pub. George Washington’s Elijah Douglas (7) took home Defensive MVP for the Pub. Sportsmanship awards went to Cardinal Dougherty’s Deuce Colbert and Washington’s Will McFillin took it home for the Pub.


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