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Coatesville rolls at home

Posted Saturday, September 18, 2010 by By PETER DiGIOVANNI, Staff Writer, Daily Local News

Coatesville rolls at home

CALN -- You learn to never judge a book by its cover, and Friday, at Coatesville Area High School, that axiom proved correct.

Watching the McKinley Tech players line up in pre-game, one realized they outweighed the Coatesville front by about 40 or 50 pounds a man. Well, football is not always about size -- most times it's about heart and will.

Coatesville imposed its will and beat up the Washington D.C. invaders up front and everywhere else, as the Red Raiders rolled to a convincing 35-8 victroy in front of a large and loud home crowd.

Coatesville allowed the Trainers (0-4) just six first downs, only two by the Red Raiders (2-1) regulars. Big games on defense from Devyn Gallimore, Chase Lloyd and Kevin Berry fueled the Coatesville romp. McKinley was held to under 100 yards total offense by the Red Raiders first unit.

"It's not the size of the player, it is the size of his heart," Lloyd said. "We are

really together as a unit and we are a real team now. We are very close. We are playing together this year."

The Coatesville offense totaled 269 total yards on the night, with the first unit not playing most of the second half. Quarterback Manny Stocker threw two touchdown passes, one to the impressive Kyle Kerrick on a nice fade rout, and the other was quick out to Berry who scampered 48 yards for the score. Stocker threw for 122 yards on the night and looked very sharp in the victory.

"We got our short passing game going at the end of the first half," Coatesville head coach Matt Ortega said. "Then, in the third period, Manny hit Kevin with that short route and went for a touchdown. That is something we have been working on and it got going tonight."

The Red Raiders busted out to a 21-0 halftime lead over the outmanned Trainers and then Berry's touchdown was the backbreaker that sent the Coatesville subs into the game. Berry was very active on defense, also, and the senior talked about the Red Raiders' regular unit that has not alllowed a point in the last eight quarters of football.

"We are very proud of our defense," Berry said. "We practice very hard and work very hard. We are physical and we always will be. We are looking ahead to Downingtown East next week and just playing our game like we do every week. We know they are tough but our defense will be ready."

Looking ahead to the powerful Cougars is something Ortega and the rest of the Red Raiders started to do right after dispatching McKinley.

"Our defense plays very fast," Ortega said. "We brought in Barry Hawkins and he played at West Virginia University and he has done a great job with the defensive line. And, our defenive coordinator Tim Lucci does a great job teaching the kids. Our staff has done a real good job. We know Downingtown East is very tough and they are going to bring their power game, so we know we will have to be ready next week."

Coatesville 35

McKinley Tech 8

McKinley Tech 0 0 0 8-8

Coatesville 14 7 14 0-35


C-Hunt 1 run (Perry kick)

C-Stocker 1 run (Perry kick)

C-Wilson 1 run (Perry kick)

C-Berry 48 pass from Stocker (Perry kick)

C-Kerrick 8 pass from Stocker (Perry kick)

M-Thompson 1 run (Thompson run)

Team Totals


First downs 6 13

Yards rushing 77 127

Yards passing 98 142

Total yards 175 269

Passing 9-22-0 9-15-1

Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-0

Punts-avg 6-33.5 2-41.0

Penalties-yds 7-55 6-55

Individual Statistics

Rushing: Mc: Thompson 11-71, 1TD; Taylor 4-7; Cardwell 1-6; Charles 2 (-7). Coat: Cheung 5-68; Wilson 10-37, 1TD; Stocker 7-21, 1TD; Hooks 2-5; Berry 1-5; London 1- (-2); Hunt 4 (-7), 1TD.

Passing: Mc: Charles 9-22-98. Coat: Stocker 7-12-122, 1TD; Hunt 2-3-20.

Receiving: Mc: Cole 6-80; Hill 1-7; Young 2-4. Coat: Kerrick 2-28, 1TD; Berry 2-75, 1TD; Baker-Wilson 2-8; D.Wilson 1-25; B.Wilson 1-6; Totoram 1-0.

Sacks: Mc: None. Coat: Lloyd.

Interceptions: Mc: Janifer. Coat: None.

To contact staff writer Peter DiGiovanni send an e-mail

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