November 16, 2014 |
Pennsbury ran for 558 yards last week and had the same intention for Friday's District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal against Garnet Valley. "The game plan was to run the ball," Falcons coach Galen Snyder said. "Just keep running the ball. " It took some time, but the plan panned out. Pennsbury scored 31 unanswered points in the second half, including 28 in the fourth quarter, en route to a 45-14 home win. "We just hung with the game plan," Snyder said. "We wore them down a little bit. " Rutgers recruit Charles Snorweah, who had rushed for 427 yards and seven touchdowns last week, scored on runs of 56 and 60 yards.
November 14, 2014 |
Fans of run-dominated action should be in Fairless Hills at 7 p.m. Friday for the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoff quarterfinal between Garnet Valley and Pennsbury. The seventh-seeded Jaguars employ a triple-option attack. Second-seeded Pennsbury counters with a wing-T or I-formation scheme. Last week, with running backs Victor Delgado and Daulton Hose sidelined by injuries, the Falcons turned to the I, with Charles Snorweah lined up at tailback and Luke Snyder at fullback. Snorweah benefited from the switch, carrying 29 times for a career-high 427 yards and seven touchdowns in a 63-55 win over Downingtown West.
November 6, 2014 |
There are 26 football playoff contests on the slate this weekend. We'll provide game-by-game predictions Friday. For now, here's our take on how the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA, AAA, and AA tournaments will play out. District 1 Class AAAA. While there's no clear-cut favorite to take top honors in the 16-team field, it's a good bet that one of four squads claims the title: No. 1 seed Coatesville, No. 2 Pennsbury, No. 5 Downingtown East, and No. 9 North Penn. Possible dark horses are No. 8 West Chester Henderson, which could be dangerous if it gets past first-round foe North Penn, and No. 3 West Chester Rustin, which, with a favorable draw, should at least reach the semifinals.
November 1, 2014 |
It's Week 10, and that means a number of teams are trying to solidify their position or find a way into the coming PIAA District 1 playoffs. In the Public League, postseason action will begin with the Class AAAA quarterfinals and the AA semifinals. The Catholic League Class AA semifinals are on tap. There's also a championship game. KIPP DuBois, a first-year program, will square off against Bishop McDevitt in the District 12 Class A final. In District 1 Class AAAA, Ridley (7-2, 18th place)
November 1, 2014 |
The Central League football championship, which Springfield (Delco) is set to clinch for the first time since 1994, is out of the reach of Ridley and Haverford High. But plenty will still be at stake when the Green Raiders and Fords renew their rivalry at 7 p.m. Friday at Haverford's A.G. Cornog Field. Ridley (7-2 overall, 6-2 Central) and Haverford (6-3, 5-2) are on the bubble when it comes to qualifying for the 16-team PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoff tournament, which will begin next weekend.
October 20, 2014 |
A lighting malfunction at Springfield's stadium postponed Friday night's highly anticipated matchup between the host Cougars and reigning Central League champion Garnet Valley until Saturday morning. "I got some sleep, but I was tossing and turning a lot," Springfield senior inside linebacker Adam Krauter said. "It was a rough night. You just can't wait to get out there and get it going. " The 151/2-hour delay proved worth the wait for Krauter and company. With an impressive effort on defense, marking a turnaround from the previous week, the Cougars took a huge step toward their first title since 1994 with a 7-0 victory.
October 16, 2014 |
Longtime Garnet Valley football coach Mike Ricci is taking a two-week leave of absence after a sideline altercation with one of his players during the second half of Friday night's 28-7 home win over Central League rival Penncrest. Ricci grabbed a player's face mask in a moment of frustration. Earlier, in a separate incident, he dropped to his knees and briefly lost consciousness while yelling at his players. Garnet Valley athletic director Seth Brunner said Ricci's leave of absence was self-imposed and not a suspension.
October 5, 2014
TENNIS DISTRICT 1 AA SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS Nazareth Academy's Alex Vo, the No. 2 seed, defeated No. 4 Taylor Nguyen of Sacred Heart, 6-4, 6-0, to win the final at Healthplex Sports Club in Springfield. Vo had dropped just one game en route to a spot in the final. DISTRICT 1 AAA SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS Top seed Mihaela Codreanu of Methacton cruised into the final by beating No. 4 Katherine Devlin of Wissahickon, 6-0, 6-2, at Healthplex. Codreanu will meet Downingtown West's sixth-seeded Payton Bradley.