Unionville overcomes slow start, defeats Marple Newtown to advance to Section 1 finals

Unionville’s JT Hower leaps high to grab his second interception of the game against Marple Newtown. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – With a bit less than three minutes left in the first quarter, it looked like Unionville’s football team had run out of answers against Marple Newtown — and was about to get run out of the District One, 5A playoffs. Down...

Unionville cruises to 2nd playoff win, 39-8

Unionville assistant football coach Jeff Sanders — a Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient — leads his team onto the field Friday night as part of a salute to Veterans. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — While the ambient temperature was downright frigid, one of the hottest football teams in the area — Unionville — continued its march through...

Unionville overpowers Glen Mills, 42-8, to advance in district play

Unionville’s Alijah Woodall (22) takes down Glen Mills QB Tarik Bey as Sam Ross (13) closes in. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The postseason means survive and advance. Or, maybe in the case of Unionville High School football, thrive and advance. The third-seeded Indians thoroughly dominated 14-seeded Glen Mills, 42-8, Friday night, in the opening...

Champs! Unionville wins third straight Ches Mont American title

Unionville celebrates its third straight Ches Mont American title after a 41-14 win over Great Valley Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Winning a conference football title is tough. It takes dedication, hard work and maybe a bit of luck. After the fact, it is something players and coaches treasure for years. Many schools go years, or even decades,...

Nash adapts to new position, demanding life at Navy

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times Unionville grad Elan Nash in action last week against the University of Central Florida. Kevin Nash photo. If you’ve been following the collegiate career of Unionville grad Elan Nash, you might have had a double-take when you saw his position at the Naval Academy listed recently as linebacker. But it’s true — the former Ches Mont American Division Defensive...

Unionville dominates Sun Valley, one win from 3rd straight league title

Unionville’s Dante Graham paced a powerful running game, rushing for 150 yards on 14 carries against Sun Valley. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times ASTON — One step at a time. Using a workman-like effort, Unionville returned to its run-game roots, thoroughly dominating Sun Valley, 42-14, Friday night to come within one win of locking up its third straight Ches Mont American Division...

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 —...