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 lost...

DISTRICT CHAMPS! Late INT/TD by Young spurs Coatesville to 35-28 win

CONCORD — Thanks to a dramatic late score, Coatesville will be advancing to the state 6A state semi finals, after defeating Garnet Valley, Friday night, 35-28. The Red Raiders won the District 1, 6A title and are now just one win from a return to the state championship game in Hershey. With the two teams tied 28-28 with less than a minute to go and the Jaguars (12-2) driving into field goal range,...

Cotesville crushes Pennsbury, advances to 6A District final

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Coatesville players celebrate a score during Friday night’s dismantling of Pennsbury in the District One, 6A semifinals. CALN — If you had any doubt that the 2017 Coatesville football team is for real, Friday night’s easy dispatch of one of Southeast Pennsylvania’s top programs should erase them entirely. The Red Raiders (12-1 — No. 4...

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 in...

Coatesville, Ortega overpower Rustin, 49-0

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times West Chester Rustin could not cope with Coatesville’s speed and power, Friday night. CALN — On paper, it should have been an interesting matchup: one of the top Ches Mont National Division teams, Coatesville, versus one of the top Ches Mont American Division teams, West Chester Rustin. But the gap between the two divisions showed clearly this past...

Coatesville’s Hudson named ODAC Player of the Week

Coatesville Area Hgh School graduate Jalen Hudson in action for Shenandoah University. FOREST, Va. – Sophomore Jalen Hudson has been named the ODAC Player of the Week for offense in selections announced Sunday afternoon by the league office. Hudson helped Shenandoah to a 36-33 ODAC victory over Emory and Henry Saturday afternoon with a pair of long touchdowns to start the second half that completely...

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 reach...

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 try...

Youngs lead Coatesville past MLK, 42-14

PHILADELPHIA — Senior quarterback Jordan Young threw for two scores and ran for two more to lead Coatesville past Martin Luther King Jr. Friday night, 42-14.