DiGregorio couldn’t be stopped as St. James defeated Neumann
A look at high school football in Delaware County on this weekend in years past.
30 Years Ago
Joe DiGregorio runs for one touchdown and throws a scoring pass to Dave Elison as St. James beats St. John Neumann, 24-0, for its fourth consecutive Catholic League victory … Lanue Johnson scores on a 59-yard pass from Rich Nicholson and a 57yard run in Penncrest’s 14-12win over previously undefeated Lower Merion … Anthony Miller returns an interception 52yards for the first TD as Chester defeats Interboro, 28-7… Mike Cooper gains 168yards rushing and scores three TDs in Academy Park’s 20-15win over Sun Valley … Kevin Jenkins and James Spears combine on a 90-yard scoring pass as Glen Mills gets by Unionville, 12-0… Scott Williams runs 31yards with a fumble for the TD that puts Marple Newtown ahead in a 13-9win over Upper Darby … Ed Dougherty runs for a TD and throws for another as Cardinal O’Hara beats West Catholic, 32-6.
50 Years Ago
Jim Johnson scores on a 22-yard interception return and Ernie Mingo runs 46yards with an interception for a TD as Chichester hands Ridley its first loss, 12-2… Dennis Doubet catches a conversion pass after the first of his two second-half TDs in St. James’ 15-7win over St. Joseph’s Prep … Phil Donofrio runs for one TD and throws for two scores as Monsignor Bonner beats Bishop Neumann, 24-8… Jim Hodnett has two TD runs in Upper Darby’s 20-0win over Marple Newtown … Harris Plotnick scores two TDs as Haverford halts Harriton, 34-0… Marko Njezic catches scoring passes of 18, 49and 74yards from John Cunningham as Penncrest defeats Radnor, 27-6… Ron MacDonald runs for one TD and throws for another in Nether Providence’s 19-0win over Methacton … Frank McKone has two scoring runs and Bob Kaut tosses a pair of TD passes to pace Collingdale past Garnet Valley, 33-0… Jack Boese scores on a 74-yard run and a 65-yard interception return in Sharon Hill’s 33-6win over Clifton Heights … Jim McCane and Jack Cushing run for two TDs as Swarthmore stops Darby Township, 33-13.
40 Years Ago
Tom Francione throws two TDes and scores on a 62-yard run with an interception to help Sharon Hill to a 38-7 victory over Oxford … George Schmidt runs 55yards with a fumble to score in the last minute of the first half of Marple Newtown’s 12-0win over Norristown … Steve Andrien gets two TDs as Cardinal O’Hara beats Bishop Neumann, 21-6… Bob Batchelor catches two scoring passes in Collingdale’s 21-6win over Harriton … Mike DeVitis runs for one TD and throws for another as Haverford gets by Radnor, 13-6 … Gary Gadsden has a pair of scoring runs and Willard Hudson runs 40 yards with a fumble for a TD in Darby Township’s 30-6win over LansdowneAldan … Rich Murtha gets three TDs as Ridley rolls past Penncrest, 28-8.
20 Years Ago
Dave Kasarsky scores on a 55-yard run as Garnet Valley defeats Lower Moreland, 35-7… Pat Curtin throws a 46-yard scoring pass to Mike Kelly with 49seconds to play to give Archbishop Carroll a 17-12win over Monsignor Bonner … Tim Deasey gains 209yards on 31carries and gets one TD as Interboro beats Penn Wood, 28-20… Pat Fonseca tosses two scoring passes and Dan Young runs 73 yards with a blocked punt for a TD in Glen Mills’ 35-14win over Cedar Cliff … Jim Starkey has five TD passes — two to Matt Kester — in Sun Valley’s 34-33 OT loss to West Chester East … Najeeb Rasheed runs for a TD in the first half and throws two TD passes to Emil Smith in the second half of Chester’s 34-0win over Chichester … Tony Makriniotis has a pair of TD passes and Chris Marsh-Lawrence returns a blocked punt for a TD as Haverford defeats Lower Merion, 28-10… Chris McGarry tosses two TD passes and Fred Raiburn has a pair of interceptions in Upper Darby’s 43-21win over Marple Newtown … Albert Grundy gets two scoring runs, one an 82-yarder, and throws a TD pass to Shawn Duffy, and Jon Wallin kicks three field goals as Springfield rolls past Radnor, 42-2… Dan Mulhern catches a scoring pass from Vince Deery in the first half and runs for a TD in the second half, and Mark Jones returns a punt 61yards for a score in undefeated Strath Haven’s 28-14win over Ridley … Kevin Jones runs for a pair of TDs and Larry Moore recovers a fumble for a touchdown as Cardinal O’Hara defeats KennedyKenrick, 24-6.
10 Years Ago
Shane Sullivan runs 31yards with an interception in the second quarter to help Academy Park get past Chichester, 7-0… Ed Toy throws two TD passes for Sun Valley, but Ryan Dicce’s 27-yard OT field goal gives Kennett a 17-14win … John Gallagher runs for two TDs as Marple Newtown beats Radnor, 22-0… Harry Broomall gets three TD runs in Interboro’s 34-6win over Penn Wood … Francis Drummond runs for both TDs as Glen Mills defeats Chester, 12-7… Jared Bonaquisti’s four scoring runs lead Garnet Valley by Harriton, 41-9… Jim Cuzzupe returns a kickoff 90yards for a TD in Archbishop Carroll’s 20-7 win over Bishop McDevitt … Steve Egee tosses two scoring passes as Ridley rallies from a 14-0first-quarter deficit to top Upper Darby, 27-14… Tyriq Kershaw has three TD runs and Mike Woody throws two TD passes in Penncrest’s 47-28win over Lower Merion … Willie Curry runs for two TDs as Strath Haven stops Springfield, 27-7.