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All the action from Week 2 in Delco football

Week 2 has by-and-large come to a close (with the exception of Delco Christian’s makeup game Monday). So here is a rundown of all our coverage from delcotimes.com.

Strath Haven continues its dominance over Radnor with a 35-0 running-game rampage.

Ridley’s defense comes up big in a Central League win over Haverford, 21-6.

Interboro’s Tom Takacs is the defensive star in the Bucs 14-7 win over Episcopal Academy in overtime, the replay of which you can watch here.

Marple Newtown’s Cimirrow Moat rushes the Tigers to their second straight blowout win, a 41-0 thrashing of Penncrest.

Springfield used the ground game to get by an upset-minded Harriton, 35-19.

Kyle Keyser’s receiving exploits help Garnet Valley get their first win of the season, an emphatic 42-12 decision over Central League rivals Conestoga.

Academy Park can’t get going in a 16-6 loss to Coatesville.

Glen Mills again puts up points, but can’t muster a win against a AAAA opponent in Downingtown West, losing 42-28.

It’s close but not cigar again for a game Chichester team, to drops a heartbreaker to Delaware’s Archmere Academy, 22-20.

It’s no Soncarly Winpea, no problem for Upper Darby, who used the air assault to down Lower Merion, 48-8.

A sloppy Monsignor Bonner pays the price against Chestnut Hill Academy, falling 27-21.

Breyon Chambers powers Chester to an impressive win over Sun Valley, 36-20.

Penn Wood continues to find it tough sledding this season, dropping a 48-0 decision to Pottstown.

Maryland’s McDonogh School claims another win in Delco, toppling Archbishop Carroll, 29-7.

Venturing out of Delco for Week 1

The opening of the football season gives fans a unique opportunity to look outside the county, with every school in Delco taking on non-league opponents in the season’s first week. It’s a high note to start the season, a chance to see what high school football looks like elsewhere in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Thanks to our sister paper, The Daily Local, here’s a look at the five teams in their coverage area that will tussle with Delco teams this weekend.

Downingtown West vs. Penn Wood

The Whippets have a penchant for scheduling Del Val teams. They dropped decisions to Glen Mills and Chester a season ago, two teams that lost to the eventual Del Val champion Patriots. West struggled through an uncharacteristically rough 5-5 season in 2010, thanks in large part to instability on the offensive side of the ball. This season, though, senior quarterback Ken Fuhrman returns with starting experience from last year. Donte Harrell has been moved to running back after struggling as the single-caller early last season, while senior wideout Tony Calamro figures to play prominently into the Whippets’ plans. If the Whippets harbor any aspirations of a Class AAAA playoff berth, they know a win over AAA Penn Wood is a must. Penn Wood, meanwhile, faces the prospect of replacing many major contributors, such as Penn State-bound lineman Shawn Oakman and All-Delco running back Kavonne Nottingham in Troy Brooks’ first year as head coach.

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