All-Central League Football Team

Posted on November 30, 2016 in Newspaper.

by Rick O’Brien FIRST TEAM Offense                                    Defense John Harrar SH TE                              John Harrar SH DL   SECOND TEAM Offense                                       Defense Lee Holbert SH OL                                  Ryan Morris SH LB  Zach Newlon SH RB                                Thomas Foster SH DB                                                                  HONORABLE MENTION Offense                                                                         Defense Brian Dozier SH C                                                             Mekhi Hill SH DB Rob DuBois SH OL                                                           Zach Newlon SH P… Read More

Porte, Academy Park rely on experience to get job done

Posted on November 26, 2016 in Newspaper.

   By Matthew De George With an authoritative baritone that blankets an open field like the steady rain falling Friday night, Togba Porte made known the primary difference between his Academy Park team and Springfield. “We’ve been here before,” the defensive end, who sings the national anthem before home games, intoned as he stalked the… Read More

Anderson & friends key Ridley’s late-game heroics

Posted on November 25, 2016 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith For Anderson, who was playing in his third straight Turkey Day game, it wasn’t about him at all. “I can’t say that I physically won the game,” Anderson said, “because I have 11 brothers on the field at all times. If we didn’t have that block (on special teams), I wouldn’t have… Read More

Upper Darby’s Rimel sets record; Farrell, Haverford get win

Posted on November 25, 2016 in Newspaper.

By Dillon Friday Memories of last year’s 91-point shootout faded in the first quarter of the 2016 installment of the Haverford High-Upper Darby Thanksgiving Day rivalry, when the teams exchanged punts on the first four drives and combined for zero first downs. Defense, at least temporarily, was back again after a taking a season off…. Read More

Prolific passing trio torching Delco record books

Posted on November 24, 2016 in Newspaper.

By Matthew De George Amidst the pageantry and tradition of Thanksgiving morning, a significant bit of Delaware County football history will be made Thursday at Upper Darby High School. For the first time in county history, two quarterbacks toting 2,000-yard seasons will play when Haverford High sophomore Jake Ruane and Upper Darby senior Nate Rimel… Read More

Kennedy, stingy Springfield soar to District 1 final

Posted on November 19, 2016 in Newspaper.

  By Matthew De George When two defenses the caliber of West Chester Henderson and Springfield collide, it can take just one play to make a game-breaking difference. Friday night, Joe Kennedy provided about a half-dozen. In his wake, the Springfield wide receiver left the Warriors utterly and completely defeated. Kennedy caught 10 passes for… Read More

One-dimensional WC Henderson runs out of options in Springfield

Posted on November 19, 2016 in Newspaper.

By Nate Heckenberger Dipping into its desperation bag of tricks in the fourth quarter, West Chester Henderson ran a flea flicker off a reverse, and fittingly, it was intercepted. If the No. 5 Warriors were going to come into Springfield and knock off the top-seeded Cougars, they were going to do it the way they… Read More