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...

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...

Forget the score, these guys are winners

Losing a state title game does nothing to dim the achievement of Coatesville’s football team By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times HERSHEY — Admittedly, it didn’t go exactly to plan. You know what? A state title for Coatesville High School in the PIAA AAAA championship game would have been amazing and special — something that not only the players and the school could embrace, but the larger...

On to Hershey! Coatesville advances to state title game

Red Raiders claim Eastern PA AAAA title, hold off LaSalle 42-35 By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Coatesville High School football coach Matt Ortega addresses his team after it defeated LaSalle College to advance to the PIAA AAAA championship game in Hershey, Friday night. DOWNINGTOWN – While skill and schemes are necessary to win games, any team that makes a deep playoff run must also have...

Coatesville smashes Wissahickon, 42-21

First home playoff win since 1993, advances to battle Neshaminy By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Coatesville High School head coach Matt Ortega addresses his team, Friday night, after the Red Raiders defeated Wissahickon, 42-21, to advance to the third round of the PIAA District One AAAA playoffs. CALN – After a hiccup last week in a relatively closely contested victory, Coatesville football...

Worley too much for Indians

Junior tailback powers Coatesville to playoff win By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Coatesville’s Jaquan Worley attempts to elude Unionville’s Stephen Lange during Friday night’s playoff game. Worely, a junior, rushed for 228 yards to power the Red Raiders to a playoff win. Jim Gill photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH –After a season in which Coatesville had become famous for an explosive...

Coatesville overpowers Unionville, 38-21

Worley’s 228 yards too much for Indians in playoff battle Coatesville’s Daquan Worley breaks away from Unionville defenders, Friday night. Worley’s 229 yards rushing led the Red Raiders to a PIAA District One playoff win over the Indians, 38-21. Jim Gill photo. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Talent tells. It shows up on the stat sheet and most importantly, it shows...

Coatesville can’t contain Pennsbury ground game

Raiders drop 42-21 decision in second round of District 1 playoffs By Dave Conard, Staff Writer, CoatesvilleTimes.com Coatesville's Manny Stocker eludes Pennsbury tacklers by leaping, picking up a crucial first down in the thrid quarter COATESVILLE — If you had asked Pennsbury senior Bruce Campbell when training camp concluded back in August, what he had planned for Thanksgiving weekend, Quarterbacking...

Coatesville-Pennsbury battle looms

Second round of football District 1 playoffs means a home game and tough matchup for Raiders By Dave Conard, Staff Writer, CoatesvilleTimes.com COATESVILLE — Any high school football fan that has stepped outside in the last few days as the November chill has hit the air big time in the Keystone state, knows that this is a special time of year. While this week hundreds of schools are getting ready...

Coatesville smashes Spring-Ford in playoff opener, 60-28

Stocker throws for five TD as Raiders advance to battle with Pennsbury By Dave Conard, Staff Writer, CoatesvilleTimes.com Coatesville's Chris Jones and Andre Boggs celebate Jones' first touchdown of the night, just a hint of things to come as the Red Raiders routed Spring-Ford, 60-28. ROYERSFORD — The intense week of practice that head coach Matt Ortega and his staff put his squad through,...