Football Friday roundup: Coatesville stuns unbeaten Downingtown East

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Springfield’s Ja’Den McKenzie.

Dapree Bryant caught a touchdown pass with three seconds left as Coatesville stunned previously unbeaten Downingtown East, 38-27.

The Cougars took a 27-26 lead on Brassir Stocker’s rushing touchdown with less than one minute to play. Coatesville responded with the late score and added a defensive score for good measure.

Garvey Jonassaint’s third touchdown of the game gave the Cougars a 21-14 lead early in the third quarter. But the Red Raiders cut the gap to one when Ricky Ortega scored on a QB sneak.

Bryant’s rushing touchdown gave the Red Raiders a 26-21 edge.

The Red Raiders (8-1) improved to 5-0 in Ches-Mont League National Division action and play Bishop Shanahan next week. Downingtown East (8-1) faces Avon Grove next week.

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Springfield (Delco) secured at least a share of the Central League crown with a 14-7 win over Garnet Valley.

Kyle Long’s 21-yard TD catch gave the Cougars an early lead. Springfield played solid defense throughout the first half and running back Ja’Den McKenzie made it 14-0 on a short run.

Garnet Valley’s Ryan Gallagher scored on a QB keeper early in the third quarter. The Jaguars were driving later in the frame, but Phil Shovlin forced Matt Lassik to fumble.

The Cougars (9-0) can win the league outright next week against Haverford High next week.

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Rahsul Faison continued to tear it up on the ground with 297 yards and six more touchdowns in Pottsgrove’s 63-27 victory over Pope John Paul II. Faison entered the game with 1,952 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns.

The Falcons will bring a perfect 9-0 record into the PAC title game.

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Neshaminy scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to beat Council Rock South, 28-0. Redskins running back Joel Stills’ 10-yard run was the lone score of the first half.

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Pennridge scored all of its points in the first half as they beat Central Bucks South, 21-7.

Ryan Garner scored from 13 yards out, Joe Devine caught a 19-yard TD pass, and Kyle Schetter plunged into the end zone to make it 21-0 Pennridge at the half. The Rams also had three interceptions on defense.

Pennridge plays Central Bucks East next week.

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Joe Zubillaga accounted for three touchdowns as Unionville bounced back with a 42-14 rout of Sun Valley. The Indians lost to Downingtown East last week.

Unionville closes out the regular season next week against Great Valley.

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Penn Wood’s Christian Suber and Davee Rush came up with key sacks in the final seconds to put the finishing touches on the Patriots’ 14-12 triumph ovrt Academy Park. Penn Wood clinched a share of the Del-Val League title with the win.

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Anthony Paoletti threw four touchdown passes in Marple Newtown’s 34-12 victory over Harriton. He now holds the school record for career passing touchdowns with 54.

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Upper Dublin quarterback Julian Gimbel threw a pair of touchdown passes as Upper Dublin held off Hatboro-Horsham, 14-7.

Chris Edwards’ 20-yard TD run put the Hatters on the board late in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals recovered the onside kick but needed one last defensive stop to secure the victory.

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Pat Morrin threw four touchdown passes as Jenkintown blanked Valley Forge Military Academy, 36-0. The Drakes exploded for 29 points in the second quarter thanks to multiple VFMA turnovers.

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Mike Addison ran for four touchdowns as Olney rolled past Washington, 40-12.