Football memories appropriately topped by Trey Blair

Posted on January 4, 2020 in Newspaper.

Surprise, surprise: Daily Times Player of the Year Trey Blair, left in this glimpse from a game against Strath Haven, makes this list of memorable moments from the Delco football season. Photo by J Kroon Photography

By Matt Smith

If Happy New Year is a phrase people could say on Valentine’s Day, then it’s not too late to look back on the 2019 Delaware County football season.

Even if the winter sports season is in full swing and all the fall sports All-Delco teams have been announced, there is no such thing as too much high school football coverage in the local newspaper, is there?

Well,  here is a column of memorable moments… ranked by this author. It’s a totally subjective piece, so hold your complaints until next season. Please. 

1. The Trey Blair Game >> Quite possibly the greatest single-game performances by a county football player.

Considering everything Blair does on the gridiron, it’s not an outlandish claim.

The Haverford High senior quarterback, who would run away with Daily Times Player of the Year honors, was sensational in the Fords’ District 1 Class 6A tournament opener at Spring-Ford. Blair amassed 309 yards rushing and four TD runs in carrying the Fords to their first district playoff win in program history. 

The Temple University commit threw for a touchdown, returned a kick to the house, blocked a field goal and broke the Haverford record for interceptions in a career (13).

The Fords stunned Downingtown East in the next round before succumbing to eventual District 1 champion Downingtown West in the semifinals.

Blair’s legacy will continue on.

(click on this link for the rest of Matt’s best football memories)


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