February 17, 1986 |
While its offense took the day off, Woodlynde relied on defense to carry it to a 39-31 Tri-County League victory over Valley Forge Christian Academy Friday. The game was played at Woodlynde, but for purposes of scorekeeping, the Warriors were listed as the visiting team. This was second game of Woodlynde's home-and-home series with the Patriots; Valley Forge Christian is without a home court. The Warriors (3-7 in the league, 3-11 overall) set the tempo for their win by holding the Patriots (1-10 in the league)
November 4, 1991 |
On the surface, Methacton and Cheltenham have similar attacks. Both rely on running games. But on Saturday, Methacton was holding the trump card - blocking. The difference in performance by the lines was reflected in the final score, 49-7 in favor of the visiting Warriors. "We're getting . . . kicked, and a lot of it's my fault," Cheltenham coach Joe Gro said after the Suburban One American Conference setback had dropped the Panthers' record to 1-8 (1-4 league). "We were hoping it would happen this year.
September 5, 1991 |
The shoe was on the other foot for Bristol coach George Gatto in a 19-6 opening day loss Saturday to visiting Notre Dame of Easton. The Warriors, who for four years relied on the arm and legs of quarterback Jerry Devine, met Crusaders' four-year starter Rick Schumacher face-to-face. Schumacher threw his 43d career touchdown pass and finished the game with 175 yards passing. His second-quarter touchdown throw, a 47-yard pass to Aarron Cerrone, put the Warriors behind 13-0. "I certainly know what it feels like now," Gatto said.
January 1, 2012 |
OAKLAND - When the 76ers have appeared to have the makings of a good basketball team on this season-opening road trip, it is because they have made playing defense a priority. The Sixers rallied from 13 points behind in the first quarter and kept on rallying against the Golden State Warriors Saturday night, so much so that they eventually led by 25 points in the fourth quarter with just under 4 minutes to play. That was enough to send most of the 19,084 East Bay residents who packed Oracle Arena hoping to see their home team win out into the streets to join New Year's Eve revelers before the Sixers sealed a 107-79 victory.
November 23, 2007 |
Bristol used Thanksgiving Day to put an exclamation point on one of its most successful football seasons in recent years. The host Warriors used a superior defense and touchdowns from multiple players to blank visiting Morrisville, 28-0, in their traditional rivalry game before an overflow crowd. The Warriors capped an 8-4 season with the Bicentennial League championship. Bristol was 4-0 in league play and claimed a PIAA Class A playoff game for the first time in school history.
November 18, 1991 |
The main ingredient in Bristol's wishbone attack is the fullback. If the Warriors can get top-notch production from the lead man in the backfield, they figure to have a good shot at controlling a game. In a Bicentennial League game Saturday against visiting Lower Moreland, Mike Cruz continued to prove that he has all the qualities a wishbone fullback needs: toughness, the ability to hit the hole hard and a love of the physical nature of the game. Cruz hammered 16 times for 113 yards and a first-quarter touchdown run in leading Bristol to a 34-7 victory over the Lions.
October 19, 1992 |
Anrae Strane had the star-of-the-game statistics, but he quickly realized he had plenty of help. Strane's 3 touchdowns, 147 rushing yards and 48-yard halfback pass to set up a fourth score powered West Chester Henderson toward a 34-6 win over West Chester East on Saturday at Henderson. The defense also scored a touchdown for the Warriors. "Those first two touchdowns were all the offensive line," Strane said in the locker room after the homecoming victory. Strane wasn't just handing out compliments or practicing false modesty.
September 8, 1994 |
In his first varsity starting assignment at quarterback, junior Jason Williams tossed three touchdown passes, including one for the game-winning score with 26 seconds remaining, to lead host Springfield past Bristol, 20-19, in a nonleague game Saturday. "We only had one more down," Spartans coach Dave Puchalski said. "It was either a touchdown or we were done. The kids really executed that well. " The lefthanded Williams was 13 for 17 in passing for 149 yards - all while playing with a cast on his broken right thumb.
November 17, 1986 |
When John Andrews of St. Pius X scored from 4 yards out with 9:02 remaining in the third quarter of Saturday's nonleague contest with West Chester Henderson to bring the Winged Lions within 2 points, there was a pervasive feeling in West Chester that the Warriors needed a big play to avert a loss. And like any good team, they got their big play. Senior running back Erik Lund took a handoff from Rod Rodgers and rumbled 63 yards for a touchdown, as the Warriors (9-1; 4-1 in the Ches-Mont league)
March 9, 1992 |
When Bristol, the defending Class A District 1 girls' basketball champion, began preseason practice in November, there was never a question about the goal for this season. "This was our goal from the first day in practice," Warriors second-year coach Jack Wichser said after his team had just repeated as district champion with a 66-45 win over New Hope-Solebury Thursday night at Central Bucks West High. "We said we wanted to be here again. We set our goals high. " Goals are easier to reach when you have players such as the Brandt sisters, Holly, a senior, and Kelli, a junior.