March on the Brandywine, Oct. 20

A crisp fall evening is the perfect time to get out with the family to enjoy music, pageantry and fun! Unionville High School invites you to the “March on the Brandywine” marching band competition on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm. This event features the area’s best high school musicians and color guard squads in friendly competition – it’s like one exciting halftime show...

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...

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...

Coatesville’s late flurry dooms D-Town East, 31-12

Red Raiders advance to District One AAAA final next week versus Pennsbury CALN — Matching a stifling defense with its usual explosive offense, Coatesville turned a nailbiter at halftime into an 31-12 win over rival Downingtown East, to advance to next week’s AAAA District One final against Pennsbury. The Red Raiders (13-0) were matched almost play for play in the first half by the Cougars...

Downingtown West overpowers Haverford, 31-2

Quarterback Tyler McNulty threw for a pair of touchdowns as Downingtown East raced out to a 28-0 halftime lead over Haverford — points all scored in the second quarter —as the Whippets sent notice they will again be one of the top teams in the county and possibly southeastern Pennsylvania. Downingtown East (1-0) completely dominated the Ford (0-1), as McNulty was nearly unstoppable throwing...

Football Preview: Shanahan looks for playoff return

Veteran-laden team looks to build on strong 2013 By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — After years of dormancy, Bishop Shanahan’s football program was rescued from suspended animation and brought back to life a few years ago. Now, the program not only has come to life, it is well on its way to establishing itself as one of the school’s top athletic programs. Last year, Shanahan...

Valor Bowl 2014 seeking sponsors

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The 2014 edition of the Valor Bowl, which pits Chester County’s top high school senior football players in a charity game, is seeking local businesses to sponsor the event. The game will be played May 29 at Unionville High School. Over the last 16 years, the Valor Bowl, in addition to honoring some of the top football players in the area, has raised more than $450,000...