City of Philadelphia Honors Football Team With Resolution
The City of Philadelphia recognized the La Salle College High School Football Team for winning their fifth consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League Football Championship and their fourth consecutive, PIAA District XII High School Football City title this past season. Senior members of the team were invited to City Hall on April 4, 2013 to be officially recognized and honored with the passing of a resolution.
Recognizing and Honoring the 2012 LaSalle College High School Football Team.
WHEREAS, During the 2012 season, the LaSalle College High School Football
Team (the "Explorers") continued its tradition of excellence by amassing a 12-2-0 record,
winning their fourth straight PIAA State Football Championship quarterfinal game by
defeating Parkland High School 28 to 7, and concluding the season with an appearance in
the State Championship semifinal; and
WHEREAS, The Explorers won their fifth consecutive Philadelphia Catholic
League Football Championship and their fourth consecutive, City-wide High School
Football title; and
WHEREAS, Under the dedicated direction of Head Coach Drew Gordon, Brother
James Butler (President), Principal Michael O'Toole, and Athletic Director Joseph Parisi,
the Explorers, through their signature Blue and Gold colors, set a standard of
achievement for themselves and for others to follow; and
WHEREAS, The Explorers, through their twenty-four seniors, exhibited
teamwork, grit, and determination in leading the team to a memorable season, and were
complemented by an enthusiastic group of underclassmen who stepped up to make
significant contributions that lead to the team's success; and
WHEREAS, The pride that the 2012 Explorers exhibited by accepting the
challenge of continuing the long standing success of LaSalle College's football program
was evident throughout the season and they have insured an honored place in LaSalle
College football history through their season of great achievement; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That
we hereby recognize and honor the LaSalle College High School Football Team for their
outstanding achievements during the 2012 season.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That we congratulate the entire LaSalle College High
School football program on their impressive accomplishments and for serving as
outstanding ambassadors for the City of Philadelphia and being a source of pride for all
of its citizens.
FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented
to representatives of the LaSalle College High School Football Team as evidence of the
sincere sentiments of this legislative body.
CERTIFICATION: This is a true and correct copy of the original Resolution,
Adopted by the Council of the City of Philadelphia on the twenty-first of March, 2013.
Darrell L. Clarke
PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL
Michael A. Decker
CHIEF CLERK OF THE COUNCIL
Introduced by: Councilmember Tasco
Sponsored by: Councilmembers Kenney, Council President Clarke,
Councilmembers Greenlee, Jones, Goode, Blackwell, Oh,
Green, Reynolds Brown, Squilla,