The conclusion of the 2012 season marked the finest ten year run in the history of the Marple Newtown football program. Sixty-two victories and a .563 winning percentage are just the beginning.
Here’s a closer look at the building of a winner, by the numbers:
- 2,900 Career Rushing Yards: Matt Moccia was the main focal point of the Tigers offensive attack from 2003-2005, but Central League opponents still couldn’t stop #42.
- 300 All-Time Victories: The program notched all-time win #300 in a 62-6 victory over Lower Merion in 2007.
- 256 Yards Rushing: Cimirrow Moat broke the single-game school record with 256 rushing yards in the 2011 opener against Sun Valley.
- 62 Wins: The Tigers have won 56.3% of their games in the past decade, compiling a mark of 62-48.
- 8 All-Delco Selections: Brian Peters honor in 2004 snapped a seven-year cold streak for the Tigers. Other honorees include: Matt Moccia (2005), Perry Koliatsis & Pete Massaro (2006), Pete Massaro (2007), Kevan Strigle (2009), Christian Whiteside (2010), and Cimirrow Moat in 2011.
- 5 Sportsmanship Awards: Marple Newtown has been recognized by the Suburban Football Officials Association five times as the top team in the Central League.
- 4 All-State Selections: Four Tigers earned All-State honors, including Brian Peters (2004), Pete Massaro (2006 & 2007) and Cimirrow Moat (2011).
- 3 Playoff Appearances: The Tigers competed in the PIAA District 1 playoffs for the first time in history in 2006. MN followed up with appearances in 2009 and 2011.
- 2 State All-Star Appearances: Pete Massaro played in the 2008 Big 33 Game and Cimirrow Moat played in the 2012 East-West All-Star Game.
- 1 Pair of Coaches: Head Coach Ray Gionta and Defensive Coordinator Lou D’Alonzo have been there for it all.
In addition to the on-field success for the program, Marple Newtown has enjoyed renovated football facilities, including the installation of SprintTurf at Harry Harvey Field, a new locker room and updated weight room. The program’s continual community service efforts have been noted and Tiger footballers excel in the classroom and beyond.