Unionville holds off Kennett, 50-36, in wild one

Unionville’s Connor Schilling led a potent Indian run attack as they held off a tough Kennett team, Friday night. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT SQUARE – In the aftermath of a wild, high scoring contest between neighboring rivals, both Unionville and Kennett find themselves with more questions than answers after the Indians’ 50-36, Friday night, in Ches Mont American action. For...

Rustin dominates West Chester East, 49-7

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Victory formation was in order for West Chester Rustin, late, against rival West Chester East. WESTTOWN — Bayard Rustin High School did not have the kind of football season that had become the school’s norm in 2016, actually posting a losing record. But in case anyone was wondering: Rustin is back in 2017. The Knights made that clear, as yhey extended...

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...

Unionville mounts miracle comeback to stun Academy Park, 23-20

Unionville senior QB Alex Gorgone fires down field Friday night. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The math was, to be frank, almost impossible. Unionville trailed a tough Academy Park, 20-9 with just 2:58 to go — an eight-yard run by QB Skylor Fillis appeared to be the dagger, the score that put the game out of reach — and the contest was basically over. Except suddenly,...

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...

Line play may decide whether Unionville can repeat as league champs

By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Senior Joe Zubillaga will split time at quarterback and offers skill and power in the option game. EAST MARLBOROUGH — If you liked the 2016 Unionville High School football team — understandable as it won its second straight Ches Mont American Division title — you’re probably going to really like the 2017 version. While the Indians used a stout defense...

Unionville’s Sampson signs with NFL’s Vikings

Richie Sampson in action for Coastal Carolina. Photo courtesy Coastal Carolina Athletics. Richie Sampson, a star safety for Coastal Carolina — and formerly an all-Conference and Player of the Year performer for Unionville High School — was signed Sunday as a free agent by the Minnesota Vikings. Sampson, a 6-2, 205 lb. safety, will attempt to become the first former Unionville player to make...

WC East knocks off Unionville, 10-7

Late FG decides District One, 5A playoff opener Unionville’s Bryce McManus closes in on West Chester East’s Jared Cooper. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The faces told the story. Joy — on the faces of West Chester East football players after Jake Bonnett’s final minute, 27-yard field goal gave it a hard-fought 10-7 win over Unionville...

Unionville overpowers Sun Valley, 42-17

With Ches Mont American title in pocket, Indians ready for Section One playoffs  Unionville’s offensive line had its best performance of the 2016 season — here Robby Maxwell (60), Nick Pileggi (79) Pablo Aviles-Bernal (58) go into action to open holes. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times ASTON — Speaking to his team, post game, Friday, Unionville High School Head Football...

Unsatisfied Unionville overcomes Octorara, 25-7

Indians can clinch league title win with against Sun Valley Unionville’s Jesse Gill closes in on Octorara’s Damien Fahy. Gill and his fellow linebackers James Watson and Trevor Gardiner powered a strong Indians’ defense, Friday night. Alex Castina photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — It was probably the most frustrated a team could be after a fairly...