A look at high school football in Delaware County on this weekend in years past.
40 Years Ago
Mort Delozier runs for three touchdowns, kicks an extra point and runs for a two-point conversion as Swarthmore gets past Collingdale, 21-18 ... Paul Pachuta runs for two TDs and catches a scoring pass from Carmen Lex, and Reese Ardes has three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, as Sun Valley rolls past Jenkintown, 61-6 ... Dave Martin catches a pair of TD passes from Pete Bartlett in Marple Newtown's 36-0 win over Penncrest ... Steve Holmes' 18-yard scoring run with 27 seconds to play lifts Ridley past Radnor, 20-16 ... Brian Mackrides' touchdown run in the third quarter gives Springfield a 7-0 win over Upper Darby ... Mike Narcise runs for two TDs and John Leotta tosses a pair of scoring passes as Cardinal O'Hara tops St. James (Fred Adams 92-yard kickoff return), 50-20 ... Clark Mason has a pair of touchdown runs in Nether Providence's 14-12 win over Chichester ... Vincent Clark throws a scoring pass to Derek Carter and Jon Sadler kicks the extra point that gives Darby Township a 7-6 decision over Archbishop Kennedy ... Herb Orensky gains 206 yards rushing and scores two TDs in Sharon Hill's 55-6 win over Darby-Colwyn ... Kevin Kessler gets both touchdowns in Chester's 13-0 win at Lansdowne-Aldan.
50 Years Ago
Wayne Trent and Ken Thomas score touchdowns as Darby-Colwyn defeats Yeadon, 12-0 ... Jim Haynie's second scoring run comes with 47 seconds to play and gives Interboro a 21-19 win at Chichester (Jack Price two TD passes) ... Norm Makim's touchdown in the second quarter lifts Upper Darby past Norristown, 6-0 ... Bill Grenfell scores on a 12-yard run and 30-yard interception return in Collingdale's 35-0 win over Eddystone ... Carl Gersbach and George Walsh get TDs as Swarthmore stops Ridley Park, 13-0 ... Richie Green scores four touchdowns, one on an 88-yard run, in Marple Newtown's 45-0 win over Chester .. Ken Bosacco and Ed Lynn get two scoring runs as Ridley Township tops Penncrest, 26-21 ... John Cartwright runs for three TDs and tosses a scoring pass in Sharon Hill's 47-14 win over Clifton Heights ... Frank Ryan returns the opening kickoff 90 yards for the first of his two touchdowns as St. James defeats Roman Catholic, 12-0 ... Dwight Coe's 12-yard scoring run with 47 seconds to play gives Sun Valley a 6-0 win over Nether Providence.
30 Years Ago
David Lockwood's scoring run after his interception in the fourth quarter helps Penncrest halt Ridley's 18-game winning streak by tying the Green Raiders, 6-6 ... Art Condodina runs for a pair of touchdowns in Cardinal O'Hara's 19-6 win at St. John Neumann ... Paul Rowe sets up one TD with a 23-yard reception, another with a fumble recovery, and a third with an interception as Marple Newtown defeats Haverford, 27-7 ... Ray Arrington runs for a pair of touchdowns in Glen Mills' 26-13 win over North Catholic ... Stan Brown's 82-yard kickoff return gives Malvern Prep an 18-14 win over Academy Park (Richard Moore two TD passes) ... Dennis Segich has a pair of scoring runs as Sun Valley stops Upper Dublin, 14-13 ... Brian Callan scores two touchdowns in Archbishop Carroll's 20-2 win over Roman Catholic ... Gary Chidester runs for two TDs and catches a scoring pass as Radnor defeats Strath Haven, 24-15 ... Paul McNichol's touchdown run seven plays after Pete Ruggieri's blocked punt helps Monsignor Bonner to a 7-0 win over St. Joseph's Prep.
20 Years Ago
Sophomore guard Mike Cutler falls on a fumble for a two-point conversion after soph John DeFilippo's scoring pass to Bobby Wright with 33 seconds to play as Radnor earns a 16-14 decision over Penncrest to snap a 34-game losing streak ... Dan Johnston throws touchdown passes to Chuck Smith and Bob Pisani, and Mike Contrady scores on a 55-yard run with an interception in Chichester's 28-14 win over Caravel Academy ... Jeremy Buxton, Dan MacMillan and Buddy Stephani run for TDs as Garnet Valley beats Unionville, 24-7 ... Jim Small's two scoring runs help Marple Newtown to a 14-9 win over Springfield (Pat Kane 29-yard field goal, 64-yard scoring run) ... Mike Belay recovers a punt blocked by Chad Parmer for the first touchdown, and Paul Kane throws a pair of scoring passes as Interboro rolls past Sun Valley, 32-14 ... Bill Barber grabs three TD passes from Brian Decker in Ridley's 35-14 win over Conestoga ... Brian Gougler recovers a fumble for the touchdown that gives Academy Park a 14-13 victory at Harriton ... Tony Branche has two scoring runs and Isaac Jones tosses TD passes to Gregg Moore and Rocky Russell in Strath Haven's 34-0 win over Haverford ... Frank Verna runs for three touchdowns and catches a scoring pass as Upper Darby downs Lower Merion, 35-14 ... Ben Conway gets two TD runs in Archbishop Carroll's 20-0 win over West Catholic.
10 Years Ago
Ervin Tunnell catches a scoring pass from Rick Larkin in the second quarter and Jim DiCave and Ron Garling come up with interceptions as Ridley holds off Conestoga, 6-3 ... Darren Barrett runs for one touchdown and catches a TD pass from Dennis Dunn in Upper Darby's 47-7 win over Lower Merion ... Chris Wagner's 22-yard run in the fourth quarter gives Penncrest a 20-14 decision over Radnor ... Jake Sheffield runs for a touchdown and tosses a scoring pass to Bill Margetich in Interboro's 38-0 win over St. Elizabeth (Del.) ... Anthony Heygood's 91-yard run early in the fourth quarter lifts Cardinal O'Hara past La Salle, 14-7 ... Bryan Savage throws two scoring passes and Dan Coleman returns a kickoff 83 yards to score in Haverford School's 40-28 win at Caravel Academy ... Andre Nelson's short scoring run in the fourth quarter gives Springfield a 12-6 victory over Marple Newtown ... Sherrod Martin runs for three TDs and Rudy Taylor tosses two scoring passes to Darryl Barnett in Penn Wood's 33-25 win over Academy Park ... Greg Kobilka has a pair of touchdown runs as Archbishop Carroll beats Conwell-Egan, 18-6.