There’s nothing as a sportswriter that bugs me more than getting to weeks 8, 9 and 10 and seeing names on the schedule of Delco teams about which I have no information. With a county whose teams comprise parts of six leagues, only one of which is composed entirely of Delco teams (the Del-Val), these kinds of situations are just about inevitable.
So to remedy the situation – for us in the newsroom, and for you out there going to games – we’re going to take a look each week at what the teams in Delco leagues that happen to fall outside the county limits are up to.
In the Central League:
It would take some digging to find this answer, but I’m willing to bet it’s been quite a while since both Lower Merion school district teams claimed victories on the same weekend. We know what Harriton did in squeaking by a game Chichester team, 41-26.
But Lower Merion also grabbed a win in their opener after a winless 2010 campaign, trouncing Mastbaum Tech, 34-6. When in doubt, head to the Public League, athletic directors always say. While you do have to consider the quality of the opponent, Central League foes will have to watch out for Ernest Pendleton. The senior running back accumulated 125 yards and two scores for the Aces Saturday and will be a handful for defenses all season.
Chester County’s Central League representative also started the season with a win, as Conestoga dumped Owen J. Roberts, 31-14. The Pioneers did so with a balanced attack. Quarterback Joe Viviano was 11-21 for 260 yards and two scores, though he did throw three interceptions, while running back Jerrell Clark collected 124 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
In the Catholic League: Continue reading