Monday, November 7, 2011
Below is a listing of how some of the top teams in the area played after week 9 and who they're playing next.
Patch Top Teams A look at where some of the top teams in the area stand and who they're playing next. Week 10 1. Springfield (8-2) vs. Academy Park 2. Marple Newtown (7-3) vs. Strath Haven 3. Conestoga (7-3) Season over 4. Haverford School (6-3) at Episcopal Academy 5. Cardinal O’Hara (5-5) idle 6. Delco Christian (7-1) vs. Calvary Christian 7. Haverford High School (5-5) vs. Sun Valley View a preview of Patch's 2011 football season on who to watch and what games to attend.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Tigers have a strong offensive line that they hope to use against Springfield on Friday.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–There’s a good reason why Marple Newtown has clinched a PIAA District 1 Class AAA playoff berth this season—and it starts with seniors Tony Desiderio, Ken Smith, Chris Kurkian, Connor Breslin and Sean Ridinger and juniors Ed Graham and Corey Power. They comprise the Tigers’ offensive line, giving open gaping running routes to Cimirrow Moat and Joey Pham. What’s more impressive is it’s a unit that came together this year. “I started at defensive tackle as a junior, so this is my first experience on the offensive line,” Kurkian said. “There was a lot of learning for me to do. Sean Ridinger was the only one back. We took a lot of reps and it was important to get the experience." Kurkian said it was with the help of the coaching…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Below is a listing of how some of the top teams in the area played after week 8 and who they're playing next.
Patch Top Teams A look at where some of the top teams in the area stand and who they're playing next. Week 9 1. Marple Newtown (7-2) at Springfield 2. Springfield (7-2) vs. Marple Newtown 3. Conestoga (6-3) at Upper Darby 4. Haverford School (6-2) at Malvern Prep 5. Cardinal O’Hara (5-4) vs. Monsignor Bonner 6. Delco Christian (7-1) Idle 7. Haverford High School (5-4) vs. Garnet Valley View a preview of Patch's 2011 football season on who to watch and what games to attend.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Below is a listing of how some of the top teams in the area played after week 7 and who they're playing next.
Patch Top Teams A look at where some of the top teams in the area stand and who they're playing next. Week 8 1. Springfield (7-1) vs. Strath Haven 2. Marple Newtown (6-2) vs. Radnor 3. Haverford High School (5-3) at Conestoga 4. Cardinal O’Hara (5-3) at Archbishop Wood 5. Delco Christian (7-0) at Springfield (Montco) 6. Haverford School (5-2) vs. Penn Charter 7. CConestoga (5-3) vs. Haverford High School View a preview of Patch's 2011 football season on who to watch and what games to attend.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tigers are at a prime position to garner playoff berth–the only thing standing in their way is Haverford High School.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–At one time this season, Marple Newtown scored on 12-straight possessions. The Tigers have beaten Strath Haven, they’ve beaten Conestoga, and they seem in a prime position to garner a PIAA District 1 Class AAA playoff berth. Possibly standing in the way of that being a certainty is a revved Haverford High School team that’s won three-straight games and will be visiting Marple Newtown this Friday at their homecoming game at 7 p.m. Marple Newtown sits at 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Central League. Haverford just had its starting quarterback, Eddie Durkin, arrive back in the lineup, making the Fords a much, much different team than they were a week ago. Even though the Fords are hot, perhaps no teams may be hotter right now than…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Knights are 6-0 so far this season and are playing as the team to beat this season.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The best little story in local football is a tiny, little school that just began varsity football for the first time last year—winning two games. This year, Delaware County Christian School, in its second season as a varsity program is 6-0, tripling its victory total of a year ago. The Knights were once everyone’s homecoming opponent, hoping that an easy victory would be served up on a plate. Not so this very special year, which promises to take another turn, when New Hope Solebury visits the Knights this Saturday at 7 p.m., at Marple Newtown High School, where Delco Christian plays its home games. “We haven’t won anything yet, our biggest focus is staying humble and to keep working,” Knights’ senior quarterback Matt …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Below is a listing of how some of the top teams in the area played after week 6 and who they're playing next.
Patch Top Teams A look at where some of the top teams in the area stand and who they're playing next. Week 7 1. Springfield (7-0) vs. Garnet Valley 2. Marple Newtown (6-1) vs. Haverford High School 3. Haverford High School (4-3) at Marple Newtown 4. Cardinal O’Hara (4-3) vs. Archbishop Carroll 5. Delco Christian (7-0) vs. New Hope Solebury 6. Haverford School (4-2) vs. Germantown Academy 7. Conestoga (4-3) at Radnor View a preview of Patch's 2011 football season on who to watch and what games to attend. Stay tuned for some of the highlights of the games played in week 6.
The Churchmen are still developing their key players this season.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Episcopal Academy keeps learning and growing under new coach Todd Fairlie. The Churchmen dropped a 12-3 decision to Penn Charter on Friday afternoon, falling to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the Inter-Academic League. Again, the Churchmen remained competitive, but again, junior Ian Strain has been stuck in a tough spot—as Episcopal’s de facto quarterback, replacing Adam Strouss, who’s been out with a broken toe. “It is a freak thing where it’s week to week for us, and the frustrating thing is that Adam is a junior and could use this time to be a more developed quarterback,” Fairlie said. “This situation has hurt our best quarterback, Adam, and taken away our best receiver, Ian." Now that both Strain and Strouss are back in their …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Cimirrow Moat of Marple Newtown takes MVP this week with several of his teammates receiving limelight as well. Delco Christian's linebacker, defensive back and specialist all take the spotlight for private schools as well as an honorable mention for Episc
Each week the Delaware County Coaches Association meets to select the top players of the last weekend’s games. These are those players from the respective Patch areas. MVP: Cimirrow Moat (Marple Newtown) Running Back: Cimirrow Moat (Marple Newtown) Wide Receiver: Kevin Trusty (Penncrest) Defensive Line: Dan Young (Haverford High School) Defensive Back: Joey Pham (Marple Newtown) Specialist: Andrew Cresenti (Delco Christian) Honorable Mention: Pat McDonnell (Conestoga), Marcus Sydnor (Haverford High School), Chris Kurkian (Marple Newtown), John Cuirlino (Springfield), Ryan Furst (Marple Newtown), Adam Baynard (Conestoga), Eddie Durkin (Haverford High School), Shane Donnelly (Penncrest), Zach Gregory (Conestoga), Connor Breslin (Marple …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Anthony Rosanio is making himself known as a junior tailback on the Tigers football team.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Anthony Rosanio doesn’t mind his role. The Marple Newtown junior tailback is in the mix with Tigers’ stars Cimirrow Moat and Joey Pham. And the 5-foot-7, 155-pound Rosanio creates as many problems with his speed as they do. Other teams cannot afford to sleep on him–especially after Rosanio rushed for 65 yards and a career-best two touchdowns in Marple Newtown’s 49-7 Central League victory over Harriton last Friday night. “Our offensive line did a great job, our linemen blew them back every play,” Rosanio said. “I had [offensive guard] Chris Kurkian out in front of me for my two touchdowns." Rosanio may be a junior and may be a secret weapon for the Tigers as many teams look to shut down Moat. "Personally, I don’t get the …