Strath Haven 2019 PA Prep Preview

Posted on August 18, 2019 in Homepage, Newspaper.

By Matt Smith  Two points is all that separated Strath Haven and a trip to the second round of the 2018 District 1 Class 5A tournament. “Definitely a game we should have won,” said Ibo Pio, a senior running back/safety and one of the Panthers’ top returning starters. “It just makes everyone more hungry and… Read More

Penn Wood’s Johnson preparing for leadership role

Posted on July 12, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Desman Johnson is well-aware of the expectations that come with being the county’s single-season passing champion. The rising senior from Penn Wood is arguably Delco’s top football talent. Set to begin his third full season as the Patriots’ starting quarterback, the 6-2, 245-pounder has attended college camps at Boston College, Virginia and… Read More

Hero Bowl: Motivated Perri, motoring Kelly give East team a lift

Posted on May 31, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Cardinal O’Hara lineman Louie Perri was overwhelmed with pride Thursday evening, playing in the 43rd annual Delaware County Hero Bowl on his home field. “Coming out here again at O’Hara, it’s a great feeling,” he said. For Perri, the opportunity to play for great cause hit even closer to home.  Last year,… Read More

Sun Valley alum Zamonski makes another memorable trip to Hero Bowl

Posted on May 31, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Jack McCaffery There was a hit, and a pop, and a fall. There was a trainer, and an ambulance, and a speedy ride from Widener University to Crozer Chester Medical Center. There was a realization that his football career was over. There was an urgency to plan for what would come next. Brandon Zamonski… Read More

Trainor already knows what Hero Bowl is all about

Posted on May 30, 2019 in Newspaper.

              By Bob Grotz Determination is what jumps out at you watching game tape of John Trainor, the diminutive Lower Merion linebacker. Trainor is relentless rushing the passer, using every trick he has to slide through gaps and put quarterbacks on their backs. Imagine trying to twist away with… Read More

Hero Bowl – Sun Valley’s Ellis ready to go solo at QB for East team

Posted on May 29, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Terry Toohey As the only quarterback remaining on the East (Blue) roster for Thursday’s 43rd annual Hero Bowl at Cardinal O’Hara High School, Sun Valley’s Anthony Ellis does not have to worry about sharing playing time. “I love it,” Ellis said before the final full practice Tuesday for Delaware County’s high school all-star football… Read More

PIAA needs to rethink playoff system

Posted on March 5, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith When the PIAA expanded its enrollment classifications from four to six in October 2015, there was a polarizing response. Although proponents of the system cited growing competitive imbalance among “big” and “small” schools, detractors believed that adding two classes was completely unnecessary. The argument remains to this day. There are too many… Read More

Delco Christian to join pioneering 8-man football league

Posted on March 1, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Christopher Vito The bus Nadir Bryant takes to school each day from his King of Prussia home arrived at Delaware County Christian School just as it had the day prior. There was nothing particularly noteworthy, just his morning routine, Bryant said. He de-boarded the bus Thursday, Feb. 6, and within moments was met by… Read More

Proposed legislation could tackle law blocking separate PIAA championships

Posted on February 15, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Matthew DeGeorge Conversations about separate PIAA championships for public and private schools, no matter how vociferous the proponents, have always reached the same dead end. Pennsylvania’s General Assembly, so goes the well-worn logic, would never allow it. The legislature, via Act 219 of 1972, bound together private and public schools under the PIAA; any… Read More

Brice is right for Chichester football’s change in direction

Posted on January 29, 2019 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Bob Brice has taught social studies at Chichester High School for four years. He knows the students and understands that it’s been a long time since the varsity football team has fielded a winner. He’s looking forward to tackling the task. Pending school board approval Feb. 19, Brice will become the new… Read More