By BRAD SPAHR
EAST MARLBOROUGH - Oh, I think it’s safe to assume the Coatesville High School football team was more than just a little ticked off one week after suffering a devastating 35-34 loss on the last play of the game to Downingtown East in their Ches-Mont League National Division showdown.
The Red Raiders were an angry bunch on Saturday afternoon as they bounced back in a big way with a 42-0 dismantling of a very good Unionville team in a nonleague cross-over contest between two of the better squads in the Ches-Mont.
Coatesville (3-2 overall) put together about as impressive of a 48-minute display of football as you’ll see, dominating the game in every way. It was so one sided that the mercy-rule, running clock was in effect for virtually the entire second half.
Red Raiders senior quarterback Emmitt Hunt was phenomenal. He completed 9-of-13 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns, and he also rushed for a score in the rout.
“Last week’s loss was definitely still in our minds,” said Hunt. “We came out here and pretended they were Downingtown. That was all the fuel we needed.
“Unionville is a great team, and we came out and dominated them on both sides of the ball. I don’t think anyone would’ve beat us today.”
Coatesville set the tone right from the start as junior Daquan Worley took the opening kickoff of the game 99 yards for a touchdown that completely silenced the Unionville homecoming crowd, as he went untouched down the left sideline.
The Red Raiders were sensational defensively. They limited a physical and tough Indians running game to just 66 yards on the ground, and to 143 total yards. They also held Unionville quarterback Tom Pancoast to minus three yards rushing on 10 carries, and sacked him four times.
Unionville (3-2), who was coming off a huge American Division win over rival West Chester Rustin the week before, simply ran into a buzz saw on this day.
“We got thoroughly outplayed in every phase of the game,” said Unionville coach Pat Clark. “Coatesville is a very good football team and they took it to us.
“When you lose a game that bad the first thing you have to do is look at the coaching. It starts with me. I’m confident, though, that this team will do a better job from here on out and bounce back from this.”
Coatesville got a team-high 62 rushing yards from Worley, and senior receiver Dre Boggs also had a big afternoon with three catches for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
After Worley returned the opening kickoff of the game for a touchdown, the Red Raiders quickly forced Unionville to punt after going three-and-out. On Coatesville’s ensuing drive, Hunt found Boggs for a 14-yard touchdown pass that upped the lead to 14-0 just over three minutes into the game.
Hunt added a 1-yard touchdown run with two seconds to go in the first quarter to make it 21-0, which took all the wind out of Unionville’s sails and turned what many thought would be a down-to-the-wire battle into a one-sided affair.
Coatesville eventually took a 28-0 cushion into the locker room at halftime after Hunt hooked up with Jay Stocker with 1:12 to go in the second quarter on a 21-yard touchdown pass.
Hunt added two more long touchdown passes in the third quarter. First, he hit Vinnie Williams for a 55-yard score with 8:16 to play in the third that made it 35-0 and put the mercy rule into effect. Then, four minutes later he unleashed a 61-yard touchdown pass to Boggs.
“This was the biggest win we’ve had in the four years I’ve been here, in terms of margin of victory over a very good team,” said Coatesville coach Matt Ortega. “We had a little edge to us today.
“We decided to simplify things on offense. We tried to let Emmitt make some easier throws and by spreading out the field it allowed our running game to have an easier time.”
Ortega added that his players didn’t miss a beat at practice this past week following their loss to Downingtown East on a touchdown pass as time expired.
“Our kids know that we are a damn good football team,” said Ortega. “We are two plays away from being a top 10 team in the state I think.
“We had to come out and prove it against a good football team, and we definitely did that.”
Coatesville 42, Unionville 0
Coatesville 21 7 14 0 -- 42
Unionville 0 0 0 0 -- 0
CV-Worley 99 kickoff return (Bollenbach kick)
CV-Boggs 11 pass from Hunt (Bollenbach kick)
CV-Hunt 1 run (Bollenbach kick)
CV-Stocker 21 pass from Hunt (Bollenbach kick)
CV-V. Williams 55 pass from Hunt (Bollenbach kick)
CV-Boggs 61 pass from Hunt (Bollenbach kick)
First downs 11 8
Yards rushing 95 66
Yards passing 284 77
Total yards 379 143
Passing 12-18-0 8-17-1
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 3-2
Penalties 7-55 4-29
Punts-Avg. 0-0.0 2-45.5
RUSHING - Coatesville: Worley 9-62; Miles 10-28; Hunt 5-8, TD; D. Williams 2-3; Baynard 2-0; Boggs 1-(-6). Unionville: B. Pechin 11-38; Christopher 3-20; Scargill 3-10; Stradling 1-1; DiBiaggio 1-0; Pancoast 10-(-3).
PASSING - Coatesville: Hunt 9-13, 241 yds, 4TDs; Baynard 2-2, 22 yds; Jones 1-1, 21 yds; Pawling 0-2. Unionville: Pancoast 5-11, 48 yds, INT; A. Pechin 3-6, 29 yds.
RECEIVING - Coatesville: Boggs 3-82, 2TDs; Jones 3-69; Warren 2-22; V. Williams 1-55, TD; Stocker 1-21, TD; Hunt 1-21; Worley 1-14. Unionville: Johnson 4-39; Christopher 1-16; Barnes 1-12; B. Pechin 1-8; Stradling 1-2.
SACKS - Coatesville: Leslie, Flamer, Morgan, Boykin. Unionville: none.
INTERCEPTIONS - Coatesville: Flamer. Unionville: none.