Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Football

Downingtown East lineman commits to Maryland

Friday, March 27, 2015, 6:05 PM
Two days after taking an unofficial visit to the school, Downingtown East junior offensive lineman Mike Clark committed Friday afternoon to play at Maryland. "All of the players, including the fifth-year seniors, went out of their way to make me feel welcome," the 6-foot-8, 280-pound tackle said.... Read more

Longtime La Salle assistant Steinmetz to take over football program

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:27 PM
John Steinmetz, a longtime La Salle assistant who stepped down last month as defensive coordinator, has returned as the program's head coach. He was announced Thursday as the successor to nine-year boss Drew Gordon. "I really wasn't away that long," he said. "I thought about it quite a bit after Drew... Read more

Ex-La Salle boss Gordon returning to the sideline

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:57 PM
A month after stepping down as La Salle's head football coach, Drew Gordon has decided to return to the sideline. Gordon has accepted the position of offensive coordinator at nearby Bishop McDevitt, where he was a standout quarterback in the late 1960s. "It's something that I had a lot of interest... Read more

Sources: Murphy to return as Roman football boss

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:46 PM
Jim Murphy will return as Roman Catholic's head football coach, according to sources. The school is expected to announce his hiring on Friday. Murphy guided the Cahillites to a 64-34 record (.653 winning percentage) from 2000 to 2007. In his final season, the squad went 12-2 and defeated St. Joseph's... Read more

Shurmur is Maxwell Football Club's Jim Henry Award winner

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:15 PM
La Salle senior quarterback Kyle Shurmur is the winner of the Maxwell Football Club's 30th Jim Henry Award, given annually to the Pennsylvania or New Jersey high school player who excels in both athletics and academics, and serves his school and community. “We had some fantastic candidates in... Read more

Unionville's Jones bound for Bryant

Monday, January 26, 2015, 4:02 PM
Unionville senior offensive lineman Andrew Jones has committed to play football at Bryant. The 6-foot, 280-poound center was an Inquirer second-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection last season. Jones also received an offer from Army and was given walk-on consideration by Elon and Villanova... Read more

Washington's Miller commits to Nittany Lions

Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:36 PM
George Washington's Shareef Miller, a hard-charging defensive end with a quick first step, committed Sunday to play at Penn State while on an official visit to State College. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior, a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, chose the Nittany Lions over runner-up Pittsburgh... Read more

Rustin's Loper ticketed for Maine

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 6:51 PM
West Chester Rustin senior running back Terry Loper, who rushed for 2,227 yards and 27 touchdowns last season, committed Saturday to play for Maine. An inside-outside threat in a wing-T attack, the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder earned Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors while helping... Read more

Coatesville's Stocker pledges to Pitt

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 7:37 PM
Coatesville's Jay Stocker, a swift defensive back, committed Wednesday to play at Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior was visited at school Tuesday by new Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi, who was Michigan State's defensive coordinator the past eight seasons. "Since Narduzzi is a defensive-minded... Read more

Neshaminy AD: Frederick still our football coach

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 3:22 PM
In a statement issued Monday, Neshaminy athletic director Tom Magdelinskas denied a Bucks County Courier Times report over the weekend that Redskins head football coach Mark Frederick had resigned after one season. "Coach Frederick has indicated on numerous occasions that he loves Neshaminy and would... Read more
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