Steve Dimitry's Philadelphia High School City Championship Web Page

Philadelphia High School City Championships (1938-1980)


Introduction

The Philadelphia Public High School Champion would meet the Philadelphia  Catholic High School Champion every year in Football, Basketball and Baseball. These three annual games would be the highlight of the season in both sports in the Philadelphia Sports region. The series started in 1938 in Basketball and in 1939 in Football and lasted up until the 1980 Basketball Season before disbanding. Here is a rundown on the results of all three sports:  I would like to credit Ted Silary of the Philadelphia Daily News with this information. Ted covers High School Sports like no one elese in the country does. A link to his site is below. If you are from the Philadelphia, you will absolutely love his site.


Football

Year Champion Runner-up
1938 St. Joe’s Prep 7 Central High 6
1939 St. Joe’s Prep 27 Northeast High 6
1940 Frankford High 13 West Catholic 0
1941 West Catholic 0 West Philadelphia 0
1942 Northeast High 7 St. Joe’s Prep 0
1943 West Catholic 21 Northeast High O
1944 Southern High 13 West Catholic 7
1945 Southern High 18 West Catholic 13
1946 Northeast High 33 West Catholic 20
1947 Roman Catholic 40 Frankford High 12
1948 Frankford High 6 South Catholic 6
1949 North Catholic 21 Simon Simon Gratz 6
1950 Ed Bok Tech 13 North Catholic 0
1951 West Catholic 42 Ed Bok Tech 0
1952 North Catholic 25 Abraham Lincoln 0
1953 Northeast High 20 St. James 20
1954 South Catholic 34 Frankford High 0
1955 LaSalle 26 Northeast High 0
1956 North Catholic 12 Abraham Lincoln 0
1957 LaSalle 19 Roxborough High 6
1958 Abraham Lincoln 28 LaSalle 20
1959 Monsignor Bonner 54 Central High 0
1960 LaSalle 24 Frankford High 0
1961 Monsignor Bonner20 Southern High 13
1962 Southern High 20 West Catholic 20
1963 Bishop Egan16 Roxborough High 16
1964 Father Judge19 Frankford High 18
1965 West Catholic 34 Southern High 18
1966 Bishop Egan 27 Ben Franklin 0
1967 Bishop Egan 28 Central High 12
1968 Cardinal Dougherty 48 Northeast High 14
1969 Bishop Egan 29 Frankford High 20
1970 Central High 13 Bishop Egan6
1971 Archbishop Carroll 15 Frankford High 14
1972 St. James 42 Frankford High 0
1973 Cardinal O’Hara 13 Frankford High 6
1974 Archbishop Wood 20 Central High 8
1975 Father Judge 9 Frankford High 6
1976 Archbishop Carroll 21 John Bartram 6
1977 St. Joe’s Prep 14 Abraham Lincoln 13
1978 Frankford High 27 Archbishop Wood 7
1979 Cardinal O’Hara 28 Abraham Lincoln 7

 


Basketball

Year Champion Runner-up
1939 Simon Gratz 23  South Catholic 13
1940 Southern High 33  South Catholic 26
1941 South Catholic 27  West Philadelphia 24
1942 West Philadelphia 38  La Salle 25
1943 West Philadelphia 29  Roman Catholic 28 (OT)
1944 John Bartram 36  South Catholic 27
1945 South Catholic 37  Southern High 36
1946 La Salle 33  Southern High 23
1947 St. Joseph's Prep 40  John Bartram 38
1948 La Salle 39  Overbrook High 38
1949 West Catholic 41  Overbrook High 38
1950 La Salle 55  Overbrook High 31
1951 St. Thomas More 39  West Philadelphia 36
1952 West Catholic 57  Franklin Learning Center 46
1953 West Catholic 54  Overbrook High 42
1954 Overbrook High 74  South Catholic 50
1955 Overbrook High 83  West Catholic 42
1956 North Catholic 68  West Philadelphia 67
1957 Overbrook High 56  North Catholic 41
1958 Overbrook High 71  Bishop Neumann 54
1959 Overbrook High 72  West Catholic 53
1960 Monsignor Bonner 55  West Philadelphia 46
1961 St. Thomas More 51  John Bartram 50
1962 West Philadelphia 61  St. Joseph's Prep 52
1963 West Philadelphia 65  La Salle 56
1964 Germantown High 77  Cardinal Dougherty 62
1965 Bishop Neumann 75  Abraham Lincoln 66
1966 Thomas Edison 56  St. Thomas More 52
1967 North Catholic 50  Overbrook High 45
1968 West Philadelphia 57  Cardinal O'Hara 50
1969 Thomas Edison 57  Roman Catholic 54
1970 Overbrook High 70  Cardinal Dougherty 52
1971 Overbrook High 76  St. Joseph's Prep 56
1972 St. Thomas More 53  John Bartram 45
1973   (no official Public League champ; teachers' strike)
1974 Roman Catholic 38  West Philadelphia 35
1975 West Philadelphia 67  Father Judge 45
1976 West Philadelphia 71  Bishop Kenrick 61
1977 West Philadelphia 72  Father Judge 52
1978 West Philadelphia 67  Roman Catholic 64
1979 Overbrook High 61  Roman Catholic 49
1980 Overbrook High 65  Roman Catholic 56 (OT)

 


Baseball

Year Champion Runner-up
1945 North Catholic 1 Southern High 0
1946 La Salle 3 Northeast High 2
1947 Southern High 5 North Catholic 4
1948 Southern High 4 St. James 0
1949 Southern High 5 North Catholic 2
1950 North Catholic 4 Overbrook High 3
1951 Olney High 6 La Salle 4
1952 South Catholic 4 Frankford High 3
1953 South Catholic 5 Central High 2
1954 Southern High 4 North Catholic 1
1955 La Salle 2 Olney High 1
1956 North Catholic 7 Central High 1
1957 Abraham Lincoln 14 Father Judge 4
1958 Bishop Neumann 6 Abraham Lincoln 5
1959 Southern High 6 La Salle 5
1960 John Bartram 5 Bishop Neumann 1
1961 John Bartram 12 St. James 2
1962 St. James 2 Abraham Lincoln 1
1963 John Bartram 4 St. James 1
1964 Father Judge 3 Frankford High 2
1965 Abraham Lincoln 2 St. James 1
1966 Southern High 2 West Catholic 0
1967 Father Judge 3 Roxborough High 0
1968 Bishop Egan 1 Southern High 0  (11 innings)
1969 Cardinal Dougherty 10 Olney High 0
1970 Monsignor Bonner 4 Abraham Lincoln 0
1971 St. James 5 Roxborough High 1
1972 Frankford High 6 St. James 5
1973 Father Judge 3 Frankford High 2
1974 Southern High 5 Archbishop Ryan 0
1975 Southern High 7 Cardinal O'Hara 1
1976 Father Judge 14 Central High 13
1977 North Catholic 13 Northeast High 2
1978 Roman Catholic 10 George Washington 3
1979 West Catholic 6 Jules Mastbaum 2

 

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