Report by Terry Thomas
Even with the introduction of eight new members, the Clippers goals remain the same: Del Val, District and State Championships. These goals will be attained by playing aggressive defense, up tempo offense and the use of multi-player rotations. It's going to be a fun season watching this young team develop and carry the banner of C-Pride throughout the county.
Chester opens the season at home on Saturday, December 10th when they take on Philadelphia's Simon Gratz Bulldogs in the night cap of the 4th Annual Fred Pickett Classic. They will then travel to take on Delaware power Newark before returning home to host Lancaster's J.P. McCaskey with former Clipper Steve 'Bird' Powell at the helm and the Reading Red Knights who ended the Clippers State Championship run last season. On Friday, December 23rd, the Clippers will host the inaugural Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Classic and face-off against another Philadelphia power in Math-Civics-Science Charter in finale before closing out the year against District 1 foes Abington and Pennsbury in the 12th Annual Pete Nelson Classic on the campus of Widener University.
Coach Yarbray's team will be well tested before the start of League play in January 2017 where they hope to repeat as Del Val Champions and keep the crown as the best in Delaware County at 9th and Barclay.
Head Coach: Larry Yarbray Sr.
Assistant to the Head Coach: Derick Spence
Assistant Coaches: Jimai Springfield (JV), Jimmy Dennis (Freshman),
John Carter, Keddy Harris, Terry Thomas
Team Manager: _______________________
Athletic Director: Andre Moore
Trainer: Ken Santello
Principal: Dr. Tanya Glenn-Butler, Jonas Crenshaw (STEM)
Superintendent: Gregory G. Shannon
PLAYER POS GRADE UNIFORM # HGT WGT
Michael SMITH G SOPH 1 5’ 11” 160
Larry YARBRAY Jr. G SR 2 5’ 10” 160
Ahrod CARTER G SR 4 6’ 0” 180
Jah’meir SPRINGFIELD F SR 5 5’ 8” 140
Tyrel LENNON G SR 10 5’ 8” 145
Jaimhy EVANS G SOPH 11 5’ 11” 170
Brian RANDOLPH III G JR 15 6’ 2” 160
Rahmaad DEJARNETTE G SOPH 21 6’ 2” 140
Jamar SUDAN F SR 22 6’ 6” 205
Timothy JOHNSTON F JR 30 6’ 3” 180
Rahnel SPARKS F SOPH 32 6’ 3” 240
Jordan CAMPER F SR 35 6’ 8” 200