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.

Coatesville’s offense sputters in 31-0 playoff loss to North Penn

Knights shut down potent running game, wear down Coatesville D By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Jordan Young throws the ball in the first quarter. Young will be one of the offensive leaders returning next year. CALN – Even if a team does well all year, dominating on offense and defense to roll to a near-perfect record, at playoff time, it only takes one game to end the season. Coatesville...

Offense, defense, special teams score in 42-20 Coatesville win

Coatesville remains undefeated to earn chance for Ches-Mont title next week By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Tyler Burke makes a first quarter sack. Burke, who has been Coatesville’s best defensive player all year, went on to return an interception for a touchdown. CALN – To be a team means not just relying on one player to do all the work. It means having multiple threats that can...

Burke’s game-ending pick seals 14-7 victory for Coatesville

Coatesville, Downingtown East renew rivalry with another Ches-Mont classic By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Tyler Burke celebrates his last second interception as his teammates rush the field. CALN – In rivalry games, records, rankings, statistics—all the measurables of high school football can be thrown out the window, and mental toughness can decide the outcome of a match. Such was the...

Coatesville beats Shanahan in clash of undefeateds, 37-13

Visitors control Eagles’ deadly passing game, find consistency in Flamer By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Shanahan’s Matt Evans pursues Coatesville’s Isaiah Flamer. With Daquan Worley out, Flamer stepped up to provide consistent running yards. DOWNINGTOWN – When two undefeated teams meet, often victory is not just a matter of making the big plays but stopping the opposition’s...

Coatesville hits Ches-Mont running with 42-13 win

Offense, defense, special teams fire on all cylinders to take team to 4-0 this year By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Tyler Burke takes a punt to the house. Burke caught the short kick after it was partially blocked by Danny Glass. CALN – Though offense tends to garner cheers and make highlight reels, a football team that is going to challenge for a title at any level needs special teams...