Saturday, December 1, 2012

FOOTBALL: Coyne, Spring-Ford seniors leave legacy

Spring-Ford quarterback Hank Coyne
throws a pass Friday. (Tom Kelly IV/JRC)
By Darryl Grumling

DOWNINGTOWN — Friday’s District 1-Class AAAA championship may have been hopelessly out of reach, with Spring-Ford trailing juggernaut Coatesville by 38 points in the fourth quarter.
The clock may have been running out on the Rams’ superb season.
Yet there was Spring-Ford quarterback Hank Coyne, still guiding his squad with guts and guile one last time at Downingtown West’s Kottmeyer Stadium.
A four-yard toss to Zameer McDowell to start it off. And later, back-to-back runs of 7 and 15 yards to set up a three-yard Yousef Lundi TD run with 3:48 left.
No, that final drive and resulting score didn’t have a whole lot of impact in what wound up a 59-28 victory by a dynamite Red Raiders squad.
But it did provide perhaps an appropriate final chapter in what will go down as one of the top signal-calling careers in Spring-Ford — and Pioneer Athletic Conference — history.
Though he was thoroughly outgunned by Coatesville counterpart Emmett Hunt, Coyne battled the entire time he was on the field. To the bitter end.
Rams coach Chad Brubaker wouldn’t expect anything less from Coyne, or for that matter his entire contingent of seniors.

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