Unionville grounds Springfield; wins 9-0 to advance in playoffs

Unionville’s Nick Schnaars fight both Springfield defenders — and the elements during a downpour during Friday night’s win over Springfield. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times SPRINGFIELD — Somewhere, the weather gods were smiling down on Pat Clark and his Unionville football team. Clark, the Indians’ head coach,  a long-noted fan of old-school power running football, found...

Downingtown East grinds down Unionville, 47-16

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Downingtown East’s Zach Hamilton battled for yardage against Unionville. EAST MARLBOROUGH — For one quarter, Unionville woke. The 3-6 Indians looked like the District One, 5A champions they were a year ago, playing stingy defense and using a slashing option run game centered on its quarterback, while arguably outplaying 6A powerhouse Downingtown East...

March on the Brandywine, Oct. 20

A crisp fall evening is the perfect time to get out with the family to enjoy music, pageantry and fun! Unionville High School invites you to the “March on the Brandywine” marching band competition on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm. This event features the area’s best high school musicians and color guard squads in friendly competition – it’s like one exciting halftime show...

Unionville holds off Kennett 10-7 in nail-biter

Kennett’s Sam Forte fires the ball over Unionville’s Declan Boyle, Friday night. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Since 2005, when Kennett High School revived its football team, the annual matchup with arch rival Unionville has been a one-sided affair, with the Indians winning every game. But while that streak did not end Friday night, the Blue Demons served...

Unionville defense powers to 48-12 win over Oxford

Unionville’s Alex Pelegrin leaps to block a pass by Oxford quarterback Brett Kochmansky. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times OXFORD — It’s a terrible cliche (or meme, or joke in a TV commercial) but, in football, defense really does win championships — and it certainly won a game Friday night. And while it might have been tempting to focus on Unionville’s offense on a big scoring...

Unionville holds off Great Valley, 31-14

Unionville QB Blake Charlton lets loose as Great Valley’s Josh Burgess bears down on him. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times MALVERN — With two teams facing an all but “must-win” game, even this early in the season. The solution was obvious: let it rip. And that they did as Unionville held off Great Valley, 31-14, in a contest where both teams displayed an explosive passing game,...

Unionville can’t find the magic again, rally falls short, 19-14

Unionville’s Joe Fariello fins running room against Academy Park. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Apparently, lightning does not strike twice. Although Unionville mounted a furious, final two-minute rally, to almost come from behind against Academy Park, eerily like last season’s game, the Indians fell short, losing 19-14, when a final drive stalled in the last...

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...

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 shuts down Oxford, 14-0

Win sets up showdown for 1st place with Great Valley Unionville’s James Watson closes in on Oxford quarterback Chandler England. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times OXFORD — You could almost hear the echoes of the legendary John Fascenda carried on the the driving wind and drizzle. Two teams engaged in a hard-hitting defensive struggle, covered in mud, soaked to the skin...