Unionville holds off Kennett 10-7 in nail-biter

Kennett’s Sam Forte fires the ball over Unionville’s Declan Boyle, Friday night. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Since 2005, when Kennett High School revived its football team, the annual matchup with arch rival Unionville has been a one-sided affair, with the Indians winning every game. But while that streak did not end Friday night, the Blue Demons served...

Haverford overpowers Unionville, 42-27

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said “there are no second acts in American lives.” Haverford QB Jake Ruane breaks to the right en route to an 85-yard TD run, Friday night. For the Unionville High School football team, struggling through one of its roughest seasons in recent memory, the problem was that there was no encore to a very solid first half against...

Avon Grove overcomes Unionville, 24-22

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Avon Grove’s Dino Arhontakis looks for running room against Unionville, Friday night. Before being knocked out with an injury, he tore up the Indians’ defense. WEST GROVE — It was a tale of two games. Literally. On Friday night, Unionville and Avon Grove met in a contest mostly controlled by the Indians. But lightning in the area stopped the...

Fly Eagles, Fly

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It’s been quite a week of celebrating in Philadelphia! Just a few days shy of Valentine’s Day, there has been nothing but love in the air thanks to that incredible win last Sunday. I will be honest (even at the risk of being ostracized) and tell you that I am not a die-hard football fan. I can count on one hand the number of regular season games I...

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...

Unionville overpowers Kennett in second half, 34-14

Indians’ one win from clinching tie for Ches Mont American title Unionville’s Bryce McManus looks to shut down a throw by Kennett Quartback Jake Dilcher, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT SQUARE — Regardless of their respective records, there’s one game that the Unionville and Kennett High School football teams circle on their schedule:...

Unionville overpowers Avon Grove, 20-0

Indians get running game going to knock off Red Devils By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville’s Joe Zubilaga goes up over Avon Grove defenders (2) Tyler Barton and (4) Tyler Boyd for a touchdown. Jim Gill photo. WEST GROVE — It was a Friday night, but for Unionville High School’s football team, it sure seemed a lot more like Turnback Thursday, as the Indians went back to their...

Kennett first grader to serve as honorary football captain, Friday

Grayson Savery will serve as honorary captain for the Kennett High School football team, Friday night. KENNETT SQUARE — When Kennett High School’s varsity football team takes the field for its first home game of the season on Friday, September 2, a very courageous little boy will lead the charge. On Halloween 2012, when he was two years old, Grayson Savery was diagnosed with a form of pediatric...

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.