Coatesville’s Dream Season Comes To A Halt

CBS Philly

By Joseph Santoliquito

HERSHEY, Pa. (CBS)–It was a little hard to accept, though no one, possibly not even themselves expected to be playing in December. That didn’t curtail the hurt any less.

Coatesville’s football team did many good things this season, many for the first time, like reaching the PIAA Class AAAA state championship. But a dream season came to an abrupt end against powerful North Allegheny Saturday night, 63-28, at Hersheypark Stadium before 6,047.

The Red Raiders turned the ball over four times—three leading to North Allegheny touchdowns. Coatesville ended a very successful season 13-3 and won the District 1 Class AAAA championship for the first time since 1992. Coatesville won 11 of its last 12 games, including a 10-game winning streak in which the Red Raiders mercy ruled every team except one.

“These kids have a lot to be proud of,” said Coatesville coach Matt Ortega, whose…

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