Downingtown East’s second half overpowers Unionville, 45-21

Downingtown East’s Nicolas Hesel closes in on Unionville’s Alex Gorgone as he loses the handle on a first-quarter fumble. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times DOWNINGTOWN — For a half, it was truly epic, but the second half proved that depth and school size matters in high school football. Undefeated Unionville was giving undefeated Downingtown East all it could handle for two quarters...

Unionville holds off Rustin, 28-21, to stay undefeated

Unionville quarterback Alex Gorgone, seeming surrounded by Rustin’s Ty Pringle (25), Dan Shoup (50) and Padraic Kearns (90), managed to evade all three and throw what proved to be the winning TD late in the fourth quarter, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Alex Gorgone was pretty much doomed. On a crucial second and goal pass play in...

Unionville overwhelms Octorara, 54-7

Unionville’s Alex gorgone threw for four TD leading the Indians past Octorara, 54-7. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times ATGLEN — For about three minutes, Thursday night, it looked like Unionville might be looking past Octorara to this coming week’s showdown with West Chester Rustin. The Braves (2-4, 0-2), struggling through their final year in the Ches Mont, stunned the undefeated...

Unionville’s overpowers Oxford, 40-0

Unionville’s Joe Zubillaga reaches up for an over the shoulder pass from Alex Gorgone for a TD, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — On paper, this looked like a close battle: undefeated Unionville facing a vastly improved Oxford team that was coming off a narrow 42-34 loss to powerhouse West Chester Rustin. But the Indians’ grunts in the trenches —...

Unionville holds off Kennett, 50-36, in wild one

Unionville’s Connor Schilling led a potent Indian run attack as they held off a tough Kennett team, Friday night. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT SQUARE – In the aftermath of a wild, high scoring contest between neighboring rivals, both Unionville and Kennett find themselves with more questions than answers after the Indians’ 50-36, Friday night, in Ches Mont American action. For...

Rustin dominates West Chester East, 49-7

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Victory formation was in order for West Chester Rustin, late, against rival West Chester East. WESTTOWN — Bayard Rustin High School did not have the kind of football season that had become the school’s norm in 2016, actually posting a losing record. But in case anyone was wondering: Rustin is back in 2017. The Knights made that clear, as yhey extended...

Unionville holds off Avon Grove, 14-6, in defensive battle

Unionville’s Zach Lawrence takes down Avon Grove QB Shane Wolford during Friday night’s game. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — With the hurricane damage of Harvey in Texas very much on the minds of all in attendance (not to mention the impending damage of Hurricane Irma in Florida), neighboring Unionville and Avon Grove got together Friday to...

Unionville mounts miracle comeback to stun Academy Park, 23-20

Unionville senior QB Alex Gorgone fires down field Friday night. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The math was, to be frank, almost impossible. Unionville trailed a tough Academy Park, 20-9 with just 2:58 to go — an eight-yard run by QB Skylor Fillis appeared to be the dagger, the score that put the game out of reach — and the contest was basically over. Except suddenly,...

Unionville knocks off Spring Ford in season opener, 26-17

Unionville’s JT Hower goes up and grabs a key first quarter interception. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The TImes ROYERSFORD – What a difference a year makes. A year ago, a powerful Spring Ford team came in and dismantled Unionville to open the 2016 season. Friday night, the Indians got a bit of pay back, battling to a hard-fought 26-17 win over the Rams in a non-league, season opener for...

Line play may decide whether Unionville can repeat as league champs

By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Senior Joe Zubillaga will split time at quarterback and offers skill and power in the option game. EAST MARLBOROUGH — If you liked the 2016 Unionville High School football team — understandable as it won its second straight Ches Mont American Division title — you’re probably going to really like the 2017 version. While the Indians used a stout defense...