The lefty is 56-for-108 for 1,051 yards and 16 touchdowns, and Friday, he dropped six passing scores on Overbrook, tying the Public League record. Two apiece went to Renz "Rodeo" Compton, Marquan Scott and Savoy Martin. Aaron Allison (currently hurt), Mike Brown, Brandon Strong and Kelly Johnson have also made snags.
"This is fun," DiGiorgio said. "I know all these guys and we have good chemistry. I can throw to anybody and that makes it easy.
"Every quarterback likes to throw the ball down the field, but I'm liking how I can throw short to these guys in space and watch them make plays."
The 6-2, 170-pound DiGiorgio, who last season led the Chargers to the Pop Warner 160-pound national final in Florida, said first-year Pioneers coach Will Doggett was low-key about the change in offense.
"As soon as school ended and we came out for summer workouts, it was just there, our new offense," DiGiorgio said. "We worked together and got comfortable with it. I grew up with Aaron. Have known him since age 6. And I played with Savoy for Moss [youth organization] at 10. And Renz was with me last year on the Chargers."
As the conversation wound down, DiGiorgio had a favor to ask.
"Can you mention my linemen?" he said.
Sure. They're center Lorenz Compton (Rodeo's twin), guards Geoffrey Phillippe, Tyrone "Bubbles" Tunnell and Darius Williams (part-timer), and tackles Anthony Capers and Ronnie Parrish.
While posting a school-record 343 yards (28 carries) and five TDs vs. Hill School, Cedric Madden was Chestnut Hill's only rusher. Michael Hayes passed 5-for-7 for 100 yards . . . Should this count? Should we use an asterisk? The city record for longest return of a blocked field goal is 87 yards. Against Franklin, King's Andre Shirley returned the ball 89 yards for a TD after an unsuccessful field goal attempt. One problem: The kick wasn't blocked, according to King coach John Sheroda. It was just bad. "Everyone was just standing there. Unsure what to do," Sheroda said. "I yelled at Andre to pick up the ball, and off he went" . . . Germantown's goal-line offense features grunts averaging 291.6 pounds thanks to center Tahir West (260), guards Steve Waddell (288) and Jordan Morgan (275), and tackles Kwame Miller (390) and Diamir Baker (245). West and the tackles are full-timers. Brandon Thornton (215) and Donovan Winkler (225) are the regular guards, making that average 267 . . . Wood tight end Colin Thompson has been selected to play in the fifth annual Under Armour All-America Game, set for Jan. 5 in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . .
Someone please make the sensible move and switch these matchups, Wood vs. Mastery and La Salle vs. Neumann-Goretti, to Wood vs. La Salle and Mastery vs. N-G. Left as is, you're lookin' at major carnage . . . Mastbaum experienced disaster (three interceptions, four lost fumbles, one blocked punt) on all eight of its second-half possessions vs. Furness . . . Roman's best receiver might be assistant Nick Montanez, the school's QB in 2000. He helps current QB Michael Keir in pregame drills and snags everything, even bullets from 10 yards away, in perfect, hands-only form. Get there early to catch his act . . . After Bok tight end Wayne Fioravanti caught a TD pass vs. Del-Val, wideout Jihad Ward noted, "White men can jump" . . . Northeast's LaQuille Nesbitt already has scored five varieties of TDs (run, reception, returns of kickoff/punt/interception). O'Hara's Temple-bound Damiere Shaw needs one more variety to join him (and he has played in only three games, because of injury) . . . Have you noticed that whistles blown by referees are outrageously loud/piercing? When I asked one official how he and his partners have avoided becoming deaf, he turned and responded, "What's that?" He then acknowledged, yes, he's slightly hard of hearing . . . Bok's Marquise Brown has thrown for nine TDs this season. He managed four in 2010 . . . Under first-year coach Paul Noon, a former Bok assistant, West Philadelphia is 5-0 for the first time since 1988 [Bill Clausen] . . . Further proof the Catholic League is more like the Pub every day: There were slight delays at the start of La Salle-Roman and Judge-SJ Prep because there were not enough guys to work the chains . . . Lansdale Catholic has failed to post an interception in nine of its last 13 games.
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