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September 6, 1990 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
The Great Valley football team has the same seven defensive goals every game. Coach Hal Honig is pretty secretive about them, however. "I don't want to list them," Honig said after Great Valley's 12-0 win Friday night at Reading Central Catholic. "If I did, other teams will know what we're doing. " Whatever the goals, his defense obviously was successful Friday. The Patriots held the Cardinals to fewer than 100 yards of offense and recovered two fumbles. Honig said his team had achieved six of its seven defensive goals in blanking a team that is expected to contend for the Berks Intercounty League championship.
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November 6, 1995 | By Gene Morris, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The reactions to Conestoga's stunning 21-14 overtime victory Friday over Upper Darby in couldn't have been more contrasting. For the winners, it was a defining moment for a revived program. For the losers, it erased any hopes for a Central League football championship or a trip to the District 1 playoffs. And the difference was about an inch. After Brendon Holland ran for a 10-yard touchdown on Conestoga's first overtime play, Upper Darby took over and moved only 3 yards in its first three plays.
SPORTS
October 28, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sean McNally knows defense. As a matter of fact, the Penn Charter linebacker has a nose for it. And anyone who knows football and witnessed the Penn Charter-Malvern Prep grudge match yesterday caught a swell scent of a game. In truly dramatic fashion, Penn Charter knocked off Malvern Prep, 23-19, yesterday, not allowing the Friars a whiff of the end zone with a game-ending goal-line stand. McNally, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound linebacker, led the charge as the Friars' comeback efforts were stuffed 3 yards shy of what would have been a game-winning touchdown.
NEWS
October 9, 1995 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Thanks in large part to Ray Traitz's quick thinking, Harry S Truman overcame a lackluster first half and blanked visiting Neshaminy, 21-0, in a Suburban One National football game Friday night. Late in the third quarter, Traitz broke a scoreless tie with a 1-yard touchdown run that had everyone, including the referees - for a while, at least - bewildered. On fourth and inches, Truman's Shawn Slivinski tried to cross the goal line on a quarterback sneak. Slivinski, however, was met - and stopped - at the line of scrimmage by a pack of defenders.
SPORTS
January 12, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
LANDOVER, Md. - This gaffe was not as egregious as the one DeSean Jackson made as a rookie wide receiver for the Eagles in 2008. Jackson lost what would have been his first NFL touchdown when he celebrated too early and flipped the ball behind him at the 1-yard line. After a challenge by the Dallas Cowboys, what was initially called a touchdown was overturned. It was an embarrassing lesson for Jackson but not costly to the Eagles because they scored a touchdown on the next play.
NEWS
December 6, 1988 | By Frank Lawlor, Special to The Inquirer
There were 46 seconds left in the Catholic League Championship game Saturday at Villanova Stadium, and the Archbishop Carroll Patriots were clutching their last straw. The Northern Division champion Archbishop Ryan Raiders, leading 6-0, faced third down at their 36-yard line, with a yard to go for a first down. The only hope for Carroll, the Southern Division champion, was to stop the inevitable run, force a punt and try for a desperation pass that might tie the game. Ryan's Frank Wycheck took the handoff and immediately found a slot through the line.
SPORTS
February 19, 2003 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Diane Hagan wouldn't let her sons play football because it was too rough. But she didn't have a problem when her daughter Blythe said she wanted to play rugby for the Haverford Rugby Club girls' team. Christine Kneafsey always has been interested in football. So when the chance to play rugby for the Haverford club came along, she jumped at it. Amber Benlian, another rugby club player, was never a big football fan. But she likes the physical nature of rugby, which combines elements of football and soccer.
NEWS
September 14, 1987 | By Bill Iezzi, Special to The Inquirer
When Archbishop Kennedy coach Chris Bockrath reviews the game films of the Saints' 21-0 loss to nonleague rival Upper Moreland Friday at A.A. Garthwaite Field in Conshohocken, he will probably feel like a man getting sick on the same lunch, twice. The Saints, last year's Bicentennial Athletic League champions, unveiled a feckless offense and a porous defense against their Suburban One American Conference Freedom Division opponent during the first game of the year for both teams.
SPORTS
November 7, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
It would have been easy for Paige Marcinkowski to lose focus. The Central Bucks East senior goalkeeper had been standing near her goal line with not a whole heck of a lot to do all evening at Northeast. Sure, she had been helping organize her backline, shouting orders, and making sure her teammates didn't miss assignments, but as far as saves go, Marcinkowski rarely had to touch the ball. With 6 minutes, 17 seconds remaining in the first-round game of the PIAA Class AAA state tournament, Marcinkowski didn't just make her first save of the night.
NEWS
October 5, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Coatesville offense looked toward the sideline and awaited the fourth-down call. The student section chanted, "Go for it. Go for it. " There were less than three minutes left in Friday night's 15-9 win at Downingtown East in a Ches-Mont National football game. The Red Raiders trailed by two points and had thrown three straight incomplete passes. "Punt team," Red Raiders coach Matt Ortega hollered. Quarterback Jordan Young remained on the field. He doubles as the team's punter.
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SPORTS
August 15, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
THE FIRST TWO kickoffs in the Eagles' 17-9 win over the Buccaneers on Thursday landed a few blades of grass shy of the goal line. On the first, Kenny Bell fumbled Caleb Sturgis' kick at the 16-yard line. On the second, Donteea Dye returned Cody Parkey's kick to the 25-yard line. All that mattered to special teams coach Dave Fipp was getting Tampa Bay's returners out of the end zone. In the offseason, the NFL changed the way it handles touchbacks on kickoffs. Instead of a touchback bringing the ball to the 20-yard line, the offense starts at its own 25-yard line, a 25 percent increase in field position.
SPORTS
February 27, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Flyers winger Jake Voracek said the team's season-long, six-game homestand will "define whether we're going to make the playoffs or not. "   It started encouragingly Thursday as goalie Michal Neuvirth and three unlikely goal-scorers led the Flyers past the Minnesota Wild, 3-2, at the Wells Fargo Center.   Neuvirth made a spectacular diving save with 2.6 seconds left to rob Charlie Coyle of the game-tying goal. The play, which was ruled "no goal" on the ice was reviewed, and it was determined that replays showed the puck did not cross the goal line.
SPORTS
January 12, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
LANDOVER, Md. - This gaffe was not as egregious as the one DeSean Jackson made as a rookie wide receiver for the Eagles in 2008. Jackson lost what would have been his first NFL touchdown when he celebrated too early and flipped the ball behind him at the 1-yard line. After a challenge by the Dallas Cowboys, what was initially called a touchdown was overturned. It was an embarrassing lesson for Jackson but not costly to the Eagles because they scored a touchdown on the next play.
SPORTS
September 10, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
It was minutes after the Pennsbury boys' soccer team dropped its season opener to Father Judge last week, and Justin Chapuis was already thinking about how he could have prevented the two goals from ending up in the back of the net. The senior center back blamed his fitness - he wasn't yet in midseason form - for the first Judge goal. In a few more weeks, he added, he would be able to run back and stop the ball before it crossed the goal line. You can forgive Chapuis and the rest of the Pennsbury back line for thinking every game should be a shutout - it is what they are used to, after all. Father Judge's two tallies were the first the Falcons had given up in a while.
SPORTS
March 30, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the epitaph on the Flyers' frustrating season is written, it will read: Fell out of contention because they could not beat non-playoff teams late in the season . It happened again Saturday afternoon as San Jose, which will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003, scored a 3-2 shootout win at the Wells Fargo Center. Brent Burns won it on a backhander in the fifth shootout round. The Flyers have lost 10 straight (0-6-4) against teams not in a playoff spot when they met. "I don't think we put enough pucks on the net today," said Jake Voracek, who had two assists but fell two points behind Sidney Crosby (78 points)
SPORTS
January 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUFFALO - The Flyers avoided what would have been a dubious franchise record - being dealt three straight shutouts - as they overcame a listless first period and outlasted lowly Buffalo, 4-3, at the First Niagara Center on Saturday night. "It was needed, for sure," said fourth-line left winger Chris VandeVelde after giving the Flyers the lead for good with a third-period goal. "We dropped a couple and had some ugly games there. It's good to bounce back, and hopefully we can build some momentum and get on a streak here.
SPORTS
November 29, 2014 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
Quakertown couldn't seem to get a touchdown. The Panthers had first and goal from the 2-yard line, second and goal from the 1, and first and goal from the 7. Each of those series ended with no points. But on their fourth try, they got in the end zone. Quarterback Alec Vera scored on a 1-yard run on second and goal to give host Quakertown an 8-7 win over Pennridge on Thursday in the 85th Thanksgiving battle between the rivals. Although this is the first time the Panthers have emerged victorious on Thanksgiving since 2008, it's the second time they've topped the Rams this season.
SPORTS
October 13, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy was ready. It was late, the game was on the line, and he wanted the ball. But his number wasn't called, and he seethed. "Yeah, I was hot. I mean, who wouldn't want the ball?" McCoy said. "I wasn't [angry], but I thought I was getting it. " While the running back's reaction may seem like a reversal from statements he made this past week, the pivotal moment in question wasn't the Eagles' late-game decision to go with Darren Sproles over McCoy against the Rams last Sunday.
NEWS
October 5, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Coatesville offense looked toward the sideline and awaited the fourth-down call. The student section chanted, "Go for it. Go for it. " There were less than three minutes left in Friday night's 15-9 win at Downingtown East in a Ches-Mont National football game. The Red Raiders trailed by two points and had thrown three straight incomplete passes. "Punt team," Red Raiders coach Matt Ortega hollered. Quarterback Jordan Young remained on the field. He doubles as the team's punter.
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ON A collision course with Martin Brodeur after being pushed by Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov, Scott Hartnell had a better view than any replay could provide. He is certain what he saw - and felt. "The defender was right on me. He was the one who made contact with Brodeur first. He put all of his weight on me," Hartnell said. "You can look at it 100 times. I'm pretty sure 100 out of 100 times, it's a goal. " The puck was already in Brodeur's pads. Hartnell made contact with Brodeur, propelling the puck across the goal line - as Wayne Simmonds and 19,967 fans roared for what was to be the game-tying goal.
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