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* ·*, Peterson Player of Year, Page 1 4 *t Team records, Page 14 DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES SPORTS Tuesday, November 29,1977 13 Kenig Coach of Year, Page 1 5 Boyd 'Most Courageous', Page 1 5 O'Hara, MN dominate A! I -De I co By HARRY CHAYKUN Daily Times Sports Editor , A local high school football coach was talking about the excellent football teams Cardinal O'Hara High and Marple Newtpwn High had this fall. "Can you imagine if all those kids were at one of those schools," he said. · . If they were, that one school' would have dominated the All-Delco team like no other school in history. Cardinal O'Hara placed five players and Marple Newtown. placed four on the All-Delco first team as selected by the Daily Times with the help of the members of the Delco Coaches Association. ONLY THE spectacular 1972 St. James High team which was 12-0-0 and won the Catholic League and Philadelphia City championships, and Ridley High's 1974 Central League champions ever placed more players on the first team (six) than this year's O'Hara team. Ridley High had five players named to the first team in There's no question that the O'Hara and Marple players deserved the recognition they were given. Just ask the. college football recruiters who are battling one another for the chance to grab some of that excellent talent. THE ALL-DELCO first and second teams again feature 12 players on both the offensive and defensive units with the selection of a kicking specialist and punter The All-Delco first team offense: The line: Larry Arata, . Haverford (center); Eric Rice Marple Newtown and Ken DeFeo, Bonner (guards)' Gerry Feehery, O'Hara and Paul Dunn, Interboro (tackles); Kevin Mullen, Carroll, split end. The backfield: Jock Peterson, Marple Newtown (quarterback); .. Steve Andrien, O'Hara; Cardell Baskerville, Darby Township; Walt Thomas, Chester (running backs); JohnCosenza, Ridley (wide receiver) Kicking specialist: Steve Siano, O'Hara. THE FIRST team All-Delco defense: The line: Scott Lehman, Marple Newtown; John Pappas, Upper Darby; Pete Politarhos, Ridley and Dave Christopher, Sun Valley. . : . ' . " The linebackers: Joe Nutley, Marple Newtown- William McCullough, Darby Township; Mark Hamilton O'Hara and Roger Searfass, Sun Valley. The backs: Jerry Kilpatrick, O'Hara; Bob Derr Haverford; Tom Francione, Sharon Hill. ' The punter: Mike O'Sullivan, Radnor. THIRTEEN of the 24 players named to the first team played for championship i teams. r ' None of the interior linemen on offense weigh under 200 pounds while only one of the defensive linemen weighs more than 200 pounds. As always, one statement about the . All-Delco football team is again very true with this group: there may be players who weren't named to the first team who are as good as these players, but there are certainly none better in Delaware County. . ARATA' ANCHORED Haverford's offensive line and led the way for tough running back Gary Clofine as the Fords had their best . season in several years, winning seven games.' "Larry did a great job for us this year" said Hal Bauer. : The Central League coaches all agreed. RICE, WHO also played defensive tackle, was at one time a fullback and has the speed (4.7 in the 40) to be a good back. · But Marple Newtown coach Bob Kenig got great performance out of him on the offensive line. All-Delco offensive team: (kneeling, left to right) John Cosenza, Ridley; Gerry Feehery, O'Hara; Eric Rice, Marple Newtown; Larry Arata, Haverford; Ken DeFeo, · Bonner; Paul Dunn, Interboro; (standing) Walt Thomas, Chester; Steve "He's the. best blocker at Marple Newtown in the last 10 years," Kenig said. "He's our key offensive lineman." DEFEO, WHO is also an excellent baseball player, was another two-way standout. He was quick off the ball and was a hard hitter whether he was blocking a defensive lineman or tackling a ball carrier. One of the top students in the senior class at Bonner, he may play college football at one of the service academies. FEEHERY IS probably the top college prospect on the offensive unit. A mobile performer with excellent size (G-2, 220), colleges like Notre Dame and Penn State would love to have him in their freshman class next fall. "There aren't many linemen who are as consistent as Gerry has been," O'Hara coach Bobby Ewing said early in the season. That statement was true throughout all 11 of O'Hara's games. DUNN IS the biggest member of the offensive unit (6-4 235). "Paul's consistent blocking enabled us to average over 200 yards per game," said Interboro coach Dom iScamuffa. College football scouts who remember former Interboro All-Delco Matt Carroll, a three-year starter on the University of Pittsburgh's offensive line, feel Dunn can be as good as Carroll in his collegiate career. MULLEN GAVE Carroll the 'home run' threat on every play. Though small in stature, he had a big heart when it came time to battle the secondary for a pass. He was the leading receiver in Delaware County, catching 11 touchdown passes. PETERSON DID everything for Marple Newtown. In addition to being a superb runner and passer at quarterback, he was one of the best defensive backs around and returned punts and kickoffs for Marple's StoK Htrto b» BERT HOOGE Andrien, O'Hara; Baskerville, Darby Kevin Mullen, Carroll. Jock Peterson, Marple Newtown; Cardell Township; Steve Siano, O'Hara. Missing: Central League championship team. Coach Kenig called him a clutch player because he always seemed to get the job done when it had to be done. ANDRIEN WAS one of two Cardinal O'Hara backs to gain more than 1,000 yards rushing. He is big and strong, capable of running over defenders. But he is also quick enough to" break off the big gainer and take it all the way when he gets clear. BASKERVILLE has good size and strength and punishes opposing tacklers when he hits them. He led the county in scoring with 108 points, breaking a school record set in 1969 by Chris Arnold, a former pro football pla'yer. "He's also a devastating blocker and has a very unselfish attitude," said Darby Township coach Alonzo Covert. CHESTER'S Thomas rolled up over 1,000 yards rushing despite an inexperienced offensive line. "He was a breakaway threat every time he touched the ball," said Chester coach Earle Mosley". "Many times he had to be his" own blocker," added Mosley of his small but speedy runner. RIDLEY'S Cosenza was an excellent two-way player who also specialized in the big play. He caught four touchdown passes including one against Haverford that clinched a hard-fought decision for the Green Raiders. On defense, he intercepted eight enemy passes. SIANO came close to breaking a pair of county kick scoring records. His five field goals (including a 36-yarder that was the longest of the season in the county) tied the county record for one season, set in 1972 by Gus Fernandez of St. James. His 52 points left him two short of the county record, set in 1951 by Carmen Zizza of Ridley Township High. And in Continued on Page 14 All-Delco first team All-Delco defensive team: (kneeling, left to right) Dave Christopher, Sun Valley; Pete Politarhos, Ridley; Bob Derr, Haverford; Scott Lehman,' Marple Newtown; John Pappas, Upper Darby; (standing) Tom Francione, Sharon Hill; Joe Nutley, Marple Newtown; Jerry Kilpatrick, O'Hara; Mark Hamilton, O'Hara; Roger Searfass, Sun -Valley; William McCullough, Darby Township; Mike O'Sullivan, Radnor. ALL-DELCO OFFENSE Pos., Player, School SE--Kevin Mullen, Carroll T--Gerry Feehery, O'Hara G--Eric Rice, Marple Newt. C--Larry Arata, Haverford G--Ken DeFeo, Bonner T--Paul Dunn, Interboro WR--John Cosenza, Ridley QB--Jock Peterson, Marple RB--Steve Andrien, O'Hara RB--Cardell Baskerville, DT RB--Walt Thomas, Chester K--Steve Siano, O'Hara ALL-DELCO DEFENSE DE--Scott Lehman, Marple DT--John Pappas, U. Darby DG--Pete Politarhos, Ridley DT--Dave Christopher, SV LB--Mark Hamilton, O'Hara' LB--Wm. McCullough, DT LB--Joe Nutley, Marple LB--Roger Searfass, SV DB--Bob Derr, Haverford DB--Tom Francione, S. Hill DB--Jerry Kilpatrick, O'Hara P--Mike O'Sullivan, Radnor Age Ht. 17 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-10 5-8 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 17 17 6-1 Wt. Grade 160 12 220 12 200 200 230 235 165 170 195 185 160 175 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 17 17 18 16 18 17 17 17 17 18 17 16 5-10 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-1 5-11 155 190 185 222 205 185 185 180 150 170 185 185 12 12 12 1 1 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 1 1

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 29 Nov 1977, Tue,
  3. Page 25

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