Gentile to coach one more season at Upper Darby

Posted on December 15, 2018 in Homepage, Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Upper Darby High School is moving on from longtime head football coach Rich Gentile following the 2019 season. In an email sent Thursday night to parents and guardians, Upper Darby athletic director Frank Nunan explained the decision to part ways with Gentile, who has been coach of the Royals since 1994. “After… Read More

All-Delco Football 2018

Posted on December 5, 2018 in Homepage, Newspaper.

     Congratulations to all the Strath Haven Daily Times All-Delco Football players for 2018!  Zach Hussein First-Team Offense Running Back Ibo Pio Honorable Mention Running Back Sam Burk Honorable Mention Offensive Line     Emmet Young Honorable Mention All Purpose/Specialist Ethan Belville Honorable Mention Defensive Line John Prochniak Honorable Mention Linebacker   Jake Fisher… Read More

Rustin controls clock, ticks away Academy Park’s playoff stay

Posted on November 11, 2018 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith Will Pileggi couldn’t help but flash a wide smile Saturday night. The West Chester Rustin quarterback completed 10 of 11 attempts for 124 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-6 trouncing of fourth-seeded Academy Park in a District 1 Class 5A quarterfinal at Strath Haven. “It feels pretty good right now,” he… Read More

Garnet Valley defense ‘fills holes,’ shuts down Quakertown

Posted on November 10, 2018 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith  Nick Gabos and Danny Bradley each tried to avoid taking credit for a pass break-up in the second half of Garnet Valley’s District 1 Class 6A quarterfinal game against Quakertown.“It definitely wasn’t me,” said Gabos, pointing to his teammate. “It was Bradley.” Bradley smiled and nodded in affirmation, then said, “Let’s just… Read More

Unionville ground game grinds down Radnor in district quarterfinals

Posted on November 10, 2018 in Newspaper.

By Bruce Adams For Unionville Friday night, a good ball-control offense was the Indians’ best defense in a 28-7 win against Radnor in the District 1 5A quarterfinals at Prevost Field. “The key tonight was our ability to run the football,” said Unionville head coach Pat Clark. “Radnor has a really explosive offense, but we… Read More

Rain halves Friday’s District 1 slate

Posted on November 9, 2018 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith In the District 1 Class 5A quarterfinals Saturday: Rustin vs. Academy Park at Strath Haven >> The fifth-seeded Golden Knights (9-2) blanked Oxford, 28-0, for their fifth straight win. Collin Hurley led the way for the Ches-Mont American champions with 96 yards on the ground and a touchdown. He also had an… Read More

Pidgeon resigns at Penncrest

Posted on November 9, 2018 in Newspaper.

by Matt Smith Andrew Pidgeon resigned Wednesday as head coach at Penncrest. In two seasons, Pidgeon guided the Lions to a 4-17 record. This season, the Lions owned the worst record in Delaware County at 1-9. “I have a lot of appreciation for the players and the administration. They were phenomenal and really supportive” Pidgeon… Read More

Fillis can consider Academy Park’s close win a keeper

Posted on November 3, 2018 in Newspaper.

By Matthew DeGeorge In the conditions at Knight Park Friday night, any handoff or throw ranked somewhere between treacherous and impossible. So whenever feasible, the Academy Park offense figured to simplify things with as few changing of hands for the pigskin as possible. Usually, it was just one, from the center to quarterback Skylor Fillis…. Read More

Pio, Hussein help Strath Haven run into playoffs

Posted on October 27, 2018 in Contributor, Newspaper.

By Rich Flanagan  With two weeks left in the season, Strath Haven had a decision to make. After dropping four straight Central League games, the Panthers sat two games under .500, but the final two weeks presented a unique opportunity. Despite the four-game slide, there was still a chance for the backfield tandem of Zack… Read More

Record-setting Ruane, Haverford beats Strath Haven

Posted on October 13, 2018 in Newspaper.

By Anthony SanFilippo  On Monday night, Jake Ruane was sitting on his couch watching the Washington Redskins play the New Orleans Saints. In that game, he saw Saints quarterback Drew Brees throw a 62-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to Tre-Quan Smith, setting the record for most passing yards in NFL history. Four nights… Read More