Philadelphia Inquirer’s All-Decade Football Team

Player Of The Decade: D’Andre Swift RB St Joe Prep 2016

Offense

QB: Kyle McCord, St. Joe Prep 2020

RB D’Andre Swift, St. Joe Prep 2020. Aaron Young, Coatesville 2018. Mike Waters, Imhotep 2015

WR: Dapree Bryant, Coatesville 2019. Will Fuller , Roman Catholic 2012. D. J. Moore, Imhotep 2014

TE: Cary Angeline, Downingtown East 2015.

OL: Ryan Bates, Archbishop Wood 2014. Jake Hornibrook, Malvern Prep 2018. Mike McGlinchey, Penn Charter 2012. Elijah Wilkinson, Downingtown West 2012. Jon Runyan Jr., St. Joe Prep 2014.

All-Purpose: Trey Blair, Haverford High 2019. Josh Adams, Central Bucks South 2014.

Kicker: Nick Visco, Archbishop Wood 2012

Defense

DL: Deion Barnes, Northeast 2010, Christian Barmore, Neumann-Goretti 2017, Ryan Bucholz, Great Valley 2014. Shareff Miller, George Washington 2014, Colin Thompson, Archbishop Wood 2011

LB: Jake Cooper, Archbishop Wood 2014, Keith Maguire, Malvern Prep 2018. Nick Tarburton, Pennridge 2017.

DB: John Reid, St. Joe Prep 2014, Deandre Scott, Imhotep, Mark Webb, Archbishop Wood 2016, Nasir Adderley, Great Valley 2014.

All-Purpose: Ke’Shawn Williams, Springside Chestnut Hill 2019, Tykee Smith, Imhotep 2018

Punter: Jake Wright, George Washington 2012

Honorable Mention:

QB: Tim DiGiorgio Frankford, Paul Dooley Springside Chestnut Hill, Will Howard Downingtown West, Kyle Lauletta Downingtown East, Brandon McIlwain Council Rock North, Skyler Mornhingweg St. Joe Prep, Anthony Russo Archbishop Wood, Rickey Ortega Coatesville, Kyle Shurmur LaSalle, Ryan Stover Upper Dublin, Reece Udinski North Penn

RB: Raheem Blackshear Archbishop Wood, Patrick Garwo Conwell-Egan, Tysheem Johnson Neumann-Goretti, Jarrett McClenton Archbishop Wood, Desmond Peoples Archbishop Wood, Nasir Peoples Archbishop Wood, David Williams Imhotep.

WR: Dox Aitken Haverford School, Javier Buffalo Ben Franklin, Sean Coleman LaSalle, Justin Jaworski Perkiomen Valley, Ricky Johns North Penn, Chris Jones Coatesville, Marvin Harrison Jr. St. Joe Prep, Jimmy Heron LaSalle, Jaelen Strong-Rankin West Catholic, Yusuf Terry Imhotep.

TE: Nick Gallo Council Rock South, Tyler Kroft Downingtown East, Kyle Pitts Archbishop Wood, Naseir Upshaw Imhotep.

OL: Connor Bishop Archbisop Wood, Yasir Durant Imhotep, Brandon Hitner Garnett Valley, Desmond Holmes Cardinal O’Hara, Jonah Jackson Penncrest, Mike Mooney Malvern Prep, Jimmy Morrissey LaSalle, Carter Regitz Downingtown East, Casey Stephensen St. Joe Prep, Raquan Thomas Simon Gratz, John Carlo Valentin Imhotep.

DL: Mike Boykin Coatesville, Will Kiely Downingtown East, Connor Mahoney Malvern Prep, Shawn Oakman Penn Wood, Sean Pelkisson Downingtown West, Asim Richards Haverford School, Jihad Ward Bok.

LB: Zaire Franklin LaSalle, Matt Galambos Haverford School, Liam Johnson St. Joe Prep, Matt Palmer Archbishop Wood, Ralph Reeves North Penn, Dillon Trainer LaSalle, Jeremiah Trotter Jr. St. Joe Prep, TJ Waters West Catholic.

DB: Kevin Forster LaSalle, Justin Henley North Penn, Jeremy Jennings Downingtown East, Jordan Mosley Haverford High, Will Parks Germantown,  Yeedee Thaenrat  Father Judge, Daryl Worley Penn Charter, Avery Young Coatesville.

Note: Special Thanks to Phil Anastasia from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

 

 

 

Timmy Smith and Offensive Line Power Central Dauphin Over Downingtown West

One Thousand Three Hundred and Five Yards.

Yes, that was the total number of combined all-purpose yards by both teams.  Near the end of the third quarter, Head Official Lee Page yelled over to me, “How many miles have I run so far?”

Well on my phone app pedometer yours truly had gone up and down the sidelines 2.05 miles. The final number was 2.74.

The best patrolman on the evening was Central Dauphin’s Timmy Smith. Smith ran 22 times for 263 yards and 3 TDs. Just for fun, he snagged a 10-yard TD pass as the Rams outslugged the Whippets, 65-44.

The win put the Rams into the State 6A final next Saturday in Hershey against St. Joe Prep, who prevailed in overtime, 31-24, over Pittsburgh Central Catholic.

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Iconic Steve Lennox and His Interboro Bucs Stun Ridley on Thanksgiving, 28-21

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Steve Lennox with the Paul Merion Memorial Trophy.

Just about everyone who is in the Delaware County football loop figured the Ridley Green Raiders would just have to show up to come out victorious over their Thanksgiving Day rival Interboro.

After all who could blame them?  Interboro started the season 0-9 and won their first game on the last day of the regular season with a victory over Chi-Chester.  They lost games to the tune of 42-17, 78- 47, 48-7, 57-8 and 60-13. Ouch !

Bucs Head Coach  Steve Lennox was about to face Ridley for the 24th time. His record against his holiday opponent was 12-11, with most of the experts believing it would soon be even at 12.

Maybe it was the rumor that was swirling around the Raiders home field that this would be Lennox’s last game and that he would announce his retirement after the game which motivated his players. Lennox, who was mobbed by players, former players, family, friends, and students after the game said “I’ve been doing this a long time. I started out in Delaware and have spent 27 years here at Interboro.  It took me a little longer to get from the locker room to the field as I had to navigate those steps.

“I can’t throw the rock anymore in practice because of my shoulder and coaching does take its toll,” he continued. “I have had many great moments and memories that will last forever, but this win today may be my best win ever. ”

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