The Truman football team continued to roll early this season, taking down Avon Grove, 46-12, on Thursday night. Enzo Poulson and Deondre Winton both ran in two early scores, and Carson Hearn returned a fumble 99 yards to the house in the final seconds of the first half to give the Tigers a 32-6 lead heading into halftime.
Terrance Rogers ran 81 yards for a score on the first play of the second half, and Zayyan Saunders caught a 17-yard pass from Dylan Selling early in the third quarter to seal the victory. The Tigers are off to a very impressive start to their season. They've outscored their first two opponents by a combined 81 points after defeating Methacton, 47-0, last week.
It took Coatesville just two plays and 25 seconds to get on the scoreboard in Thursday's 62-14 home win against Middletown South (N.J.). The Red Raiders used several big plays, including an 80-yard touchdown run by Aaron Young and a 59-yard punt return by Dapree Bryant to jump out to a 35-0 lead in the second quarter.
Middletown cut the lead to 21 points with two one-yard touchdown runs, but a 54-yard run by Coatesville's Frankie De Los Santos followed by a touchdown pass from Ricky Ortega to Frank Sherman kept the game out of reach. Ortega passed for two touchdowns and also ran in a 34-yard score on Thursday. In his first two games, he has seven total touchdowns: four passing, two rushing and one receiving.
The West Chester Rustin defense pitched a shutout and several different players scored as the Golden Knights defeated West Chester Henderson, 48-0 in a Ches-Mont cross division battle. Nick Madonna started the scoring with a 40-yard touchdown run and added a 16-yard score to lead the way for Rustin. Owen Walsh, Mike Pileggi and Mike Covert also notched touchdowns for the Golden Knights.
Led by a stout defense and a big-play offense, West Chester East coasted to a 26-0 win against Pottstown. Pierre Marchant picked up his second and third touchdowns of the season on runs of 47 and 81 yards in the first half. Kyle Cichanowsky added his second score of the year, a 64-yard run.