March 10, 2014 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Mike Boykin donned his gold medal for the first time inside the Giant Center, lifted his coach with one arm, and punched the air in triumph with the other. It was that kind of day for Boykin (40-0), as the Coatesville senior earned his first state title in his final high school bout, defeating Boyertown sophomore Jordan Wood on Saturday night in the 220-pound final, 5-2. "It's about time," Boykin said, jokingly. "I was pretty confident going into the match, and it's something I've worked for since I was a freshman.
September 30, 2012 |
As Coatesville's backup quarterback last season, Emmitt Hunt says he learned more than just how to chart plays and hold a clipboard. While he saw little playing time, he watched strong-armed passer Manny Stocker, now at North Carolina State, and picked his brain. "We were close friends," Hunt said. "We watched film together, went over plays and such. That really helped me coming into this year. " Hunt showed his continuing development Saturday. He connected on 9 of 13 throws for 242 yards and four touchdowns as the visiting Red Raiders buried Unionville, 42-0, in a Ches-Mont League cross-conference matchup.
November 24, 2012 |
Coatesville's quick-striking, speed-laden offense was way too much for Neshaminy's usually staunch defense. The No. 9-seeded Red Raiders struck for five of their nine touchdowns in the first half, totaled 515 yards of offense, and emphatically ousted the No. 13 Redskins, 63-28, Friday night in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal playoff. Quarterback Emmitt Hunt, halfback Daquan Worley, and wideouts Chris Jones and Dre Boggs did the bulk of the damage for the explosive hosts.
December 16, 2012 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - A dual-threat quarterback, a stout offensive line, and a hard-charging defensive front squashed Coatesville's bid for a first state football title. In a high-scoring affair, North Allegheny, with two of its nine touchdowns coming on fumble returns, buried the turnover-plagued Red Raiders, 63-28, Saturday night in the PIAA Class AAAA final before 6,047 at Hersheypark Stadium. "I wish we would have come out and played better, but it wasn't our night on either side of the ball," Coatesville coach Matt Ortega said.
April 13, 2014 |
After taking charge of the Downingtown East baseball program, Pete Susi made team chemistry as big a priority as rock-solid fundamentals. "The Downingtown area has always had talent," Susi said. "I wanted to get the kids to care about each other and play together. If you can develop that as a coach, everything else kind of takes care of itself. " The bonding process continued Friday afternoon for the tight-knit and hardworking Cougars. They blanked host Coatesville, 6-0, in a Ches-Mont League National Conference game that lasted 1 hour, 35 minutes.
January 31, 2013 |
Two of the catalysts behind Coatesville's drive to the PIAA Class AAAA state final have made commitments to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) programs. Speedy wideout and kick returner Chris Jones has committed to play at Coastal Carolina, and strong-armed quarterback Emmett Hunt, The Inquirer's player of the year in Southeastern Pennsylvania, committed to Delaware State. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Jones, who made 71 catches for 1,490 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, opted for Coastal Carolina, in Conway, S.C., over Temple and Massachusetts.
July 19, 2013 |
Coatesville police are searching for a teenager who they say shot and wounded a man early Tuesday. Daquan Gray, 17, who police said is to be charged as an adult, is being sought on attempted-murder and related charges. On Tuesday, police said, officers responded to a report of shots fired on the 100 block of Strode Avenue in Coatesville. A 21-year-old had been shot in the leg, police said, and was taken to Brandywine Hospital. Police later identified the alleged shooter as Gray.
September 30, 1996 |
The fact that they had started their football season three weeks before Saturday's opponent didn't necessarily mean that Coatesville owned an advantage. Physically, it was a disadvantage. The Red Raiders entered their nonleague game at Willingboro battered and bruised, and they ended up being beaten, 28-14, at Carl Lewis Stadium. Besides having an assortment of injuries - including the concussion that kept quarterback Todd Smith out of the second half - Coatesville (3-2)
November 21, 1992 |
No one will ever know what would have happened a year ago, had Central Bucks West played Coatesville, because there weren't any District 1 football playoffs. And so, on the basis of its better record, an 11-0 CB West team advanced to last year's PIAA state tournament and won the Class AAAA championship. All that 10-0-1 Coatesville could do was ponder what might have been. This time, the question has been answered. All season, CB West and Coatesville were again ranked Nos. 1 and 1A in District 1. If last year's system were still in place, an unbeaten CB West would have gone back to the state tourney, since Coatesville lost last month to the state's top-rated team, District 3's Cumberland Valley.