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...

D-East dominates Unionville, 49-13

Cougars overpowering, but both teams still control league title fates DOWNINGTOWN — Downingtown East grabbed a lead just seconds into the game, a lead it would not lose, in overpowering Unionville, 49-13, in a wind and rainswept Kottmeyer Stadium, Friday night. Kameron Hammond-Green raced down the left sideline for the Cougars (5-0) 89 yards for an opening touchdown before the Indians (3-2) were...

Healy, Kincade lead D-East past Frankford, 37-6

PHILADELPHIA — Jack Kincade rushed for 110 yards and a TD to lead Downingtown East past Frankford, 37-6, Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Quarterback Saunders Healy was 11-for-17 for 112 yards and rushed for 52 more yards in leading the Cougars’ offense.

Mattioni leads West past Haverford, 41-3

DOWNINGTOWN — Downingtown West rode an explosive offense to earn a 41-3 win over visiting Haverford, Friday night, in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Thomas Mattioni passed for 266 yards and four TD in leading the Whippets, as they ran away from the Fords, posting 20 points in the opening quarter and 41 by halftime.

DA Hogan says Downingtown Police put FBI, CIA to shame

Hogan commends police for prosecution of international criminal By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times The Downingtown Police Department was honored Wednesday night by Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan for its investigation of Jack Mayer, an international racketeer. DOWNINGTOWN – The Chester County District Attorney’s office commended the Downingtown Police department for its tracking,...

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...

Coatesville edges Downingtown East, 15-9

Fake punt tips the scales to lead to last minute Coatesville touchdown By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Jordan Young drops back for the pass. Young rushed for over 100 yards on the night including a late fake punt conversion. DOWNINGTOWN – In any sporting event, there is a balance of power between the teams. Skill, coaching, physical advantage, heart, and luck play into each team’s...