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Football

 

WELCOME TO CARDINAL O'HARA

LIONS FOOTBALL 2014!

ALL IN!!!!!

FAITH.  FAMILY.  FOOTBALL.

 

 

 

2013 O'HARA LIONS VARSITY/JV FOOTBALL TEAM

 

 

 

 

Countdown Clock

 

 

O'HARA FOOTBALL MOURNS THE DEATH OF

COACH DAN ALGEO

 

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness to inform you that Coach Danny Algeo passed away on July 3, 2014. God wrapped his loving arms around Coach Algeo and took him home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.  Coach Algeo dedicated his life to faith, family and football. Please keep Dan, the Algeo Family and the O'Hara Football Family in your thoughts and prayers.  Our Lady of Victory. . . pray for us. Bishop McFadden. . . pray for us. Coach Algeo. . . pray for us.

 

DANIEL J. ALGEO'S OBITUARY (click on link)

 
 
TRIBUTES, ARTICLES

 

VIDEO: We Are Lions Football 2014

 

 

IMPORTANT NEWS / REMINDERS:

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Coach Strus at 610-721-2627 / pstruscpa@aol.com; John D'Amico at 610-496-1054 / powercurber@comcast.net; or Barb Weyler at 610-715-8408 / cpaptat@aol.com.  

** If your son is interested in playing O'Hara Football this upcoming season (Freshman, JV or Varsity), please forward the requested contact information from the form (link here) to Barb Weyler at cpaptat@aol.com.  We need this information to update our Communication Distribution List so that you receive regulation information from O'Hara Football.  Thank you!

 

PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL CAMP BEGINS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11TH. 

Varsity/JV Schedule  (click on link)

Freshmen Schedule (click on link)
 
 
PHYSICALS:  In order to participate in Football Camp in mid-August, including practices and subsequent games, you must have an updated Physical Examination performed by a physician on file and appropriately completed the Health History Questionnaire and Consent sections of the PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Examination (click here for form).  For it to be valid, physician Physical Examinations must have been performed on or after May 31, 2014. Please schedule your physician appointments soon so that you can get the forms completed and submitted, otherwise, you will be held out of practice in August until forms are properly submitted.  
 

2014-2015 O'Hara Pay-to-Play Fees:  First sport - $150.00; Second sport - $135.00; Third sport - $125.00.  Due prior to starting Football Camp on August 11, 2014.  

AD BOOK SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN:  The fee for football is $200 this year.  We realize that with tuition and all the fees, extra-curricular activities can become very expensive.  The Lions Football Ad Book Sponsorship Program is designed to help our players pay for the cost of playing football. 

 
The Ad Book Sponsorship program asks the players to sell advertisements for the annual Football Program Ad Book, which is sold at all home football games.  Each player is asked to sell a minimum of $200 in ads, which will be credited towards his $200 football fee.  So, if you sell $200 in ads, you do not owe any money for your football fee.  Otherwise, cash or a check for $200, payable to Cardinal O’Hara Football, is required by August 11th if you choose to not sell ads.  All players must have their $200 in cash/check, or from Ad Book credits, to receive their uniform and be eligible to play. If you need assistance identifying potential ad sponsors, please email me and I will be more than happy to provide you with contact information.
 
 
There are plenty of Ad options to fit most budgets. The top 3 players who sell the most Ads, in excess of $1,000, will be awarded with $1,000, $750 and $500, respectively, payable toward their O’Hara tuition.
 
Please see the attached form and letter pertaining to the Ad Book Sponsorship Program. Businesses/sponsors can either email their copy-ready ad, provide an ad or business card to be scanned, or enclose written instructions about what they would like the ad to look like and an ad will be created for them.  Photos are more than welcome if you would like to do a personalized message. Please mail the forms, money and ad artwork to the attention of Barb Weyler, Cardinal O'Hara Football, 321 Foxdale Road, Media, PA 19063. Artwork can be emailed to cpaptat@aol.com. 
 
RESERVATION FORM (click on link)
LETTER ABOUT SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN (click on link)

 

 

ABOUT COHS LIONS FOOTBALL: 

 

VIDEO:  2014 - "We Are Lions Football"

 

 

  

 

 

  

"The essence of Catholic education captured in a picture. . ."

 

 

 

 

2014 LIONS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE  & RESULTS:

 

 

2014 Varsity Schedule

2014 JV Schedule 

 

2014 Freshmen Schedule

 

 

ROSTERS:

 

COMING SOON

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA / MULTIMEDIA:  

LIONS FOOTBALL PHOTO GALLERY (Click for photo gallery)

"LIKE US" on FACEBOOK (Click for Facebook)

"FOLLOW US" on TWITTER (@OHara_Football) 

 

 

 

 

NEWS:

 

O'Hara Football Coaches Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  NEW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Nw_0ZCYEI

          

 

O'Hara Remembers Football Coach Danny Algeo as Practice Begins NEW

GameTimePA.com Football 2014 Preview (click on link) NEW

 

 

 

LIONS FOOTBALL ALUMNI:

It is not every day that a high school can boast having one of its former student-athletes make it to the NFL, let alone 3 at one time! O'Hara has done just that! Following this weekend's NFL Draft, Tom Savage (Class of 2009) and Corey Brown (Class of 2010) have joined 2006 graduate Anthony Walters who is entering his fourth season in the NFL. This is huge news for O'Hara! All 3 of these players are recent graduates of Cardinal O'Hara and each played under Coach Dan Algeo. This is a testament to COHS and the Lions Football program. 

With the 135th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected Quarterback and O'Hara product Tom Savage. Following Tom's graduation from O'Hara in 2009, he began his career at Rutgers and eventually transferred to the University of Pittsburgh. During his final season at Pitt in 2013, Savage completed 61.2 percent of his throws for 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns. Tom was a member of O'Hara's football team for four years and started at quarterback for three. He threw for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, earning All-Catholic and All-League honors.

Congratulations to O'Hara's Corey Brown '10 for signing a free-agent contract with the Carolina Panthers as a wide receiver. As a senior for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Corey caught 63 passes for 771 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. For three straight seasons, Brown led the Buckeye receivers in receptions, and over his four seasons with Ohio State, Brown started 35 games and stockpiled 1,750 yards on 145 receptions. According to OSU Coach Urban Meyer regarding Corey, "He’s the absolute leader of this team, unchallenged, unquestionable." Under Coach Algeo at O'Hara, Brown was a two-time All-State selection and MVP of the Philadelphia Catholic League. He accumulated 3,000 yards rushing, 1,500 yards receiving and 50 touchdowns, and represented O'Hara in the UnderArmour All-America Game. In addition, Corey was an All-American sprinter while at O'Hara and earned All-State, All-Delco and All-Catholic honors in track. 

Congratulations, too, to O'Hara product Anthony Walters '06 for signing with the Arizona Cardinals. Anthony is an unrestricted free agent who spent the last three seasons as a safety for the Chicago Bears. In his time with Chicago, Walters appeared in 33 games and accumulated 19 solo tackles. Following an All-Catholic career at O'Hara, Anthony attended the University of Delaware. During his career at Delaware (2007-10), he started all 50 games in which he appeared, registering 258 tackles (189 solo), 12 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 16 interceptions, and 31 pass breakups. He was a two-time all-Colonial Athletic Association honoree. While at O'Hara, Walters was a two-time All-Catholic player, leading the Lions to the PCL Championship title in 2004. During his senior year, Anthony led the Lions back to the championship, earning All-Catholic MVP honors, as well as All-State honors. Anthony also played in the prestigious Big 33 game, in which Pennsylvania beat Ohio. 

It will be awesome to watch three O'Hara products play against the Philadelphia Eagles in successive weeks this fall. . . Week 8 - Anthony Walters with the Arizona Cardinals (away); Week 9 - Tommy Savage with the Houston Texans (away); and Week 10 - Corey Brown with the Carolina Panthers (home).   Congratulations to COHS, Coach Dan Algeo, the Lions Football Program, and the Savage, Brown and Walters Families.

Calling All Alumni! Please send your updated 
contact information, including Name, Year of Graduation, Address, Home and Cell Phone Numbers, and Email Address to pstruscpa@aol.com so that we can update our Lions Football Alumni Network.

A Tradition of Excellence - Cardinal O'Hara Lions Football All-Time 1st Team Philadelphia All-Catholics (updated through the 2012 season)

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS!  

 

Congratulations to the following Class of 2014 players that have signed National Letters of Intent or have committed to play football in college:  Thaddius Smith - Boston College; J.T. Blyden - University of Massachusetts; Steve Weyler - Villanova University; Lamont Veal - Bloomsburg; J Kraiza - West Chester; Nolan Cummings - Lock Haven; Dashawn Darden - Wyoming Seminary; Kevin Campbell - Lock Haven; Chris Colvin - East Stroudsburg; Jeffrey Driggins - West Chester.

 

 

 

 

TEAM INFORMATION: 

 

2014 AD BOOK SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN (click on links, below, for letters and forms)

 

PHYSICAL FORMS

 

PROPER FOOTBALL HELMET FITTING INSTRUCTIONS 

 

SPORTS NUTRITION HANDOUT - Terry Crossan, MA, RD, LDN (click on link for handout)

 

COLLEGE ADMISSION AND RECRUITING (Click for more information) 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING CAMPS AND SHOWCASES: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

4th Annual Coach Frank Conroy Memorial Benefit in support of O'Hara Football -  https://www.facebook.com/events/526913570742790/

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT O'HARA FOOTBALL, PLEASE CONTACT:

Interim Head Coach Paul Strus

610-721-2627 / pstruscpa@aol.com 

 

 
 
 
 
 

LINKS:

Ted Silary High School Football Coverage:  http://www.tedsilary.com/

Delaware County Daily Times Football Blog:  http://delcofootball.com/

Parent Snack Bar Duty:

Parent Pre-Game, Half-Time & Post-Game Snacks and Drinks:  

NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse:  http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU!

 
2013 LIONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM AD BOOK 
(click on link, above, to open book)
 
 
 
 
2012 LIONS FOOTBALL PROGRAM AD BOOK 
(click on link, above, to open book)
 
 
 
 
LIONS FOOTBALL WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND ASK THAT YOU PATRONIZE THESE BUSINESSES:
(Tell them O'Hara Football sent you. . .!)

 

PROGRAM SPONSORS:

Under Armour

Planet Fitness & St. Mary Magdalen Football

 

GOLD SPONSORS:

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

Cummings-Gallagher Family

D’Amico Concrete

Delaware County Councilman David J. White

DWD Mechanical

Gentile's Markets

McGrory Glass

Penza-Austin Family

Pinto Bros.

Weyler-Mueller Family

 

SILVER SPONSORS:

Adam Bros. Produce

Briggs Law Office

Connolly, Grady & Cha, PC

Delaware Valley Concrete

Dominic Giacobello - Remer, Giacobello, De La Cour & Co.

Kraiza Family

Philadelphia Hand Center

Prime Time ProduceProvident Energy

Rhile Carpentry, Inc.

Steamfitters Local Union 420

Tony's Auto Service

TREC Group

Tulskie Family

 

BRONZE SPONSORS:

A. Penza, Inc.

Anthony Naab Insurance

B&E Sportswear

Blyden Family

Bradley-Schiocchetti, Inc.

Brian Gibson, Century 21 Alliance

Brick Property Services

Casey's and the Porch at Lamb Tavern

Catania & Parker, LLC

Cavan Construction

Charles Dunton, MD

Chuck McGrory

Ciminera's Pizza

Colvin Family

Constantini Family

Cooper Family

Cordes Family

Cordes Landscaping

Costobile Family

Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario

Fallows Family

Fear Factory/Santori Produce

G.D. Houtman & Son, Inc.

Goshen Mechanical

Gregg Family Eye Care

Harlow Family

Jackson Family

Juisti Family

Kirby Family

Lincoln Financial Distributors – Katy M. Colvin, CRPS, AIF

Lomax Family

Mariotti Family

Marrone Family

McNear Family

Mitch Electric

Murtaugh Bros. Construction

O'Neill Family

Oak Lane Auto Sales

Philadelphia Pet Hotel & Villas

Pierce-Devonshire Family

Premier Orthopedics

Providence ENT

Representative Thomas Killion

Reyes Family

Scanlon Associates

Servicemaster

Shoreline Electric

Springfield Ford

Tancredi Chiropractic

Taraborrelli Family

Wells Fargo Advisors – Patrick Coyne

Westminster Travel

Zenith Public Adjusters

Zingani Collision

 

(Sponsors updated through 9/11/13)                                                                                 

 

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