Academy Park claims District One Class AAA title

Posted on November 28, 2015 in Newspaper.

By Todd Orodenker As the Academy Park Knights stormed the field to celebrate their second district title in three years, only one dude was calm. The smile on Jawan Collins’ face was wide, but his demeanor was level. Academy Park’s 26-14 victory over Upper Moreland in the Class AAA District One championship Friday was complete…. Read More

Donaghy, Bruce deliver records, memories in classic clash

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Newspaper.

By Matthew DeGeorge Entering Thursday, the numbers were so gaudy, the potential accolades so hallowed, that they demanded attention. History would be made at A.G. Cornog Field Thursday: Certainly by a team ending a title drought of either two or five decades. But also perhaps by a pair of special athletes whose names are destined… Read More

Haverford outlasts Upper Darby, 49-42, for Central League crown

Posted on November 27, 2015 in Newspaper.

By Rick O”Brien All season long, Haverford High coach Joe Gallagher brought his black-and-red Central League championship football jacket from 1995 to practices. “It was to remind the kids of what we wanted to accomplish this season,” Gallagher said. “We had come close several times recently, but didn’t get there. It was time not to… Read More

Thanksgiving Day Classic! Haverford outlasts Upper Darby, 48-42

Posted on November 26, 2015 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith HAVERFORD >> Before Jack Donaghy could win the game with his legs, he needed his arm to deliver in a big spot Thursday against Upper Darby. With the Central League championship at stake, and the Fords facing a fourth-and-10 in the waning moments of the fourth quarter while trailing by seven points,… Read More

Dream matchup awaits Haverford, Upper Darby

Posted on November 26, 2015 in Newspaper.

      By Matt Smith On a crisp Sunday afternoon, four days before they were to partake in the game of their lives, the Upper Darby and Haverford captains stood united at A.G. Cornog Field for a Daily Times picture shoot. Haverford seniors Jack Donaghy and Billy Farrell chatted with Upper Darby seniors Christoff Minott… Read More

Football Fans Dream Week

Posted on November 25, 2015 in Contributor.

By Joe Stokes You just can’t get any better than this week for local football fans. Starting Thanksgiving eve local rivalry games get underway. That is followed by Turkey Bowls on Thursday with playoff games set for Friday and Saturday. Throw in some big college games on Saturday and the NFL on Sunday and you… Read More

Academy Park doesn’t stop until it reaches district final

Posted on November 21, 2015 in Newspaper.

By Dillon Friday Undefeated and having surrendered 54 points all season prior to its District One Class AAA semifinal with Great Valley, Academy Park faced little adversity in its march through an undefeated campaign. When the Knights have been challenged, however, they’ve always responded. The Patriots put the hosts to the test early Friday night… Read More

Marple Newtown knocked out after early lead disappears

Posted on November 21, 2015 in Newspaper.

By Christopher A. Vito A cheer went up when the flag came out. Initially, the players and coaches on Marple Newtown’s sideline expected an infraction against Upper Moreland. “Then I see them (signal) that it’s on us,” said Chris Gicking, Marple Newtown’s coach. A pass interference call kept the Tigers’ defense on the field late… Read More

Delco teams set for next round of district playoffs

Posted on November 20, 2015 in Newspaper.

   By Matt Smith Marple Newtown’s Abel Hoff has seen his work in the preseason pay off as he is Delco’s leading receiver with 1,010 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Tigers take on Upper Moreland in the District One Class AAA semifinals Friday night. (Photo by Frank Donato) By earning the first win in a… Read More