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Longhorns trounce Blue Demons 42-7 on Unionville’s Homecoming

10/12/2021 12:48PM ● By Richard Gaw

All photos courtesy of Christa Fazio, Unionville High School    

Unionville’s Brendan D’Amico (3) scored one touchdown and Ethan Bennink 94) scored three TDs during the Longhorns’ 42-7 Homecoming Day route of rival Kennett on Oct. 9.

The Unionville Longhorns celebrated the school’s Homecoming ceremony on Saturday morning with a decided 42-7 victory over cross-town rival Kennett, in a game that was rescheduled from Oct. 8 after a threat was posted earlier that day in a Unionville bathroom.

In a letter sent to the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District community last Friday afternoon, Superintendent Dr. John Sanville said that the State Police and East Marlborough Township Police were contacted immediately, and the school activated its lockdown safety plan for the entire campus. Once permitted by local police to do so, the district dismissed students at the high school and at Patton Middle School.
Sanville wrote that t
he police spent the morning interviewing students and reviewing security camera footage. Based on their investigation, they determined that there was no credible threat and deemed that it was safe to resume normal activities on campus. 

Longhorns strike early and often

Coming off its only loss of the year last week against Downingtown East, Head Coach Pat Clark’s Longhorns began their scoring on a 44-yard touchdown run by quarterback Matt McCloskey, which was followed by a 10-yard touchdown run by running back Brendan D’Amico that gave Unionville a 13-0 lead. Later in the first half, Unionville increased its lead to 20-0 at halftime following McCloskey’s 41-yard touchdown strike to running back Ethan Bennink.

Early in the second half, Bennink scored his second touchdown of the game when he collared in a Kennett punt from deep in its own territory and ran it in for a 32-yard score that jumped the Longhorns’ lead to 27-0.

Kennett’s only score came in the third quarter when quarterback Kalen Frazier found wide receiver Luke Good for a 37-yard TD.

Late in the third quarter, Bennink scored again on a 56-yard touchdown run, which was followed by Unionville’s last TD drive -- an 11-yard touchdown run by McCloskey.

With the win, Unionville now stands atop the Ches-Mont American at 4-0, and will travel to Henderson on Oct. 15 to take on the (3-4 overall) Warriors. The loss left Kennett with a 2-2 record in the Ches-Mont American and 5-2 overall. On Oct. 15, the Blue Demons will host the Great Valley Patriots (4-4 overall).

ADDITIONAL HOMECOMING PHOTOS:     During Unionville’s Homecoming ceremonies, seniors Andy Li and Katie Turner were named Homecoming King and Queen.