Coatesville knocked off as St. Joe’s mounts late comeback

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times St. Joseph’s Prep’s James Cherry celebrates a score en route to a come from behind victory over Coatesville, Friday, in the state 6A football semi final. DOWNINGTOWN — Coatesville was one of the last two teams from Chester County remaining alive in the state football playoffs — and unlike their downcounty neighbors from Unionville (which...

Coatesville outduels D-Town East in ‘Game of The Year’

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, the Times Coatesville runner finds open field, racing toward the endzone against Downingtown East. DOWNINGTOWN — In a back and forth battle until the very end of the game, Coatesville took home this year’s belt — and at least a piece of the Ches Mont National Division title — over Downingtown East with a miraculous touchdown throw with three seconds left...

Shanahan overpower D-East, 41-14

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Bishop Shanahan’s Dan Dibeneditto races for the endzone as a pair of Downingtown West defenders close in. DOWNINGTOWN — This past Friday night, Bishop Shanahan extend its record to 3-2 as they defeat Downingtown West in a whopping 41-14 victory at their home turf, Jack Mancini Field. With Jack Mancini’s family in attendance, the Eagles played...

Downingtown East’s second half overpowers Unionville, 45-21

Downingtown East’s Nicolas Hesel closes in on Unionville’s Alex Gorgone as he loses the handle on a first-quarter fumble. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — For a half, it was truly epic, but the second half proved that depth and school size matters in high school football. Undefeated Unionville was giving undefeated Downingtown East all it could handle for two quarters...

Downingtown East takes down Shanahan, 34-7

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — In a statement game, Friday, night Downingtown East made it clear that it can make a claim as the top team in the Ches Mont and maybe Chester County. The Cougars extended their undefeated season to 5-0 as they took down Bishop Shanahan 34-7 at Jack Mancini Stadium, in a Ches Mont National matchup. “They played hard out there down to the...

D-Town East wins wild one over N. Penn, 61-44

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Downingtown East players celebrate during an epic 61-44 win over North Penn, Friday night. DOWNINGTOWN — In “The Battle at Kottenmeyer,” Downingtown East won an epic game during home opener against Suburban One League powerhouse North Penn, Friday night — a back and forth contest that lit up the scoreboard and broke scoring records. The game was...

Shanahan opens season with powerful win over W. Philly, 48-6

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times The Bishop Shanahan defense closes in on a West Philadelphia runner — the Eagles were able to shut down the Speedboys for almost the entire game. DOWNINGTOWN — With the end of summer near, a few things are certain:  school is starting soon, the night air feels crisp, and high school football is back under the lights.  That was the scene this...

Bluebirds sign Radu, Green

Tyreese Green The West Chester Bluebirds have signed former Temple Owl’s punter George Radu and Lincoln Lions lineman Tyreese Green for the 2016 season. Radu punted for the Owls’ in the 1999 and 2000 seasons where he averaged 36.6 yards per punt, he also holds a team record 12 punts in one game.  Since leaving Temple, Radu has become a successful kicking coach.

Former WCU, Rustin star White signs with Bluebirds

Rondell White WEST CHESTER — Former West Chester University Ram running back Rondell White has committed to the West Chester Bluebirds in 2016.  The 2013 Harlon Hill Award Finalist will join former WC Bayard Rustin teammate Lee Kurfis in what is shaping up to be a potent offense for the new minor league team. During his college career, White became the second (and first division 2) player to...

Bluebirds, new local pro football team, to hold tryouts Nov. 21

WEST CHESTER — The West Chester Bluebirds minor league football team will hold open player tryouts on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. until noon at O’Shields-Stevenson Stadium on the campus of Cheyney University in Thornbury.  The university is located at 1837 University Circle, Cheyney, PA, 19139. All athletes interested in beginning or continuing their football careers are encouraged to...