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James Middleton

Garnet Valley’s season comes to a close, lose 48 to 7 to St. Joe’s

December 3, 2022

Philadelphia, PA: It was a rainy, windy stage for the rematch between 11 and 1 St. Joes Prep and the 13 and 0 Garnet Valley Jaguars. The pair met in the state semis in last year’s playoff, with St. Joes advancing. Today, St. Joe’s was looking to repeat that result, and that they did winning […]

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Deja Vu, Garnet Valley and St. Joes Prep to meet again in State Semi’s

December 2, 2022

Philadelphia, PA: Two familiar faces will be matching up tomorrow at Northeast High School; it will be the Garnet Valley Jaguars facing off against St. Joe’s Prep. The two powerhouses matched up in last year’s state semifinal game, with St. Joes stopping the Jaguar playoff run by a score of 49 to 13. However, the […]

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Garnet Valley Goes Back to Back, Win District 1 Title 35 to 7 over CB West

November 25, 2022

(All photos are courtesy of PFN’s Brendan Ricciardi) Concord, PA: Late in the first quarter, the Jaguars were driving, and a run by quarterback Matt Mesaros got the Jags down to the 26-yard line. On the next play, Mesaros dropped back to pass and connected with reliable tight end Drew Van Horn for a 26-yard touchdown pass. […]

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Garnet Valley Passes their Way to the Finals, Win 28 to 17 over Downingtown East

November 18, 2022

Concord, PA: In the middle of the fourth quarter, the Jaguars faced a crucial fourth and two from the Downingtown East twenty-one-yard line. Down three points, Garnet Valley needed to come up with a play to continue the drive. Quarterback Matt Mesaros rolled out to his right, trying to gain some time for his receivers to get […]

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Garnet Valley vs Downingtown East Semi-Final Preview

November 17, 2022

Concord, PA: On Friday night, number one-seeded Garnet Valley will take on twelfth-seeded Downingtown East. Last week, both teams had very different types of games. Downingtown East steamrolled Downingtown West by a score of 34 to 9, whereas Garnet Valley played a thriller at “The Moe,” scoring on their first overtime play and winning the […]

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Westburg Seals the Deal in Overtime, Jags’ win 30 to 27

November 11, 2022

Concord, PA: Out in Garnet Valley tonight, it seemed like a game of tug-o-war, and whoever got the ball last would walk away with the victory. With a late fourth-quarter score by Spring-Ford running back Will Fish and a missed field goal by Garnet Valley, the game found itself in a deadlock at 24 to 24. In overtime, […]

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Garnet Valley vs Spring-Ford Playoff Preview

November 10, 2022

Concord, PA: Round two and the quarterfinals of the District 1 6A playoffs begins Friday night for the Garnet Valley Jags. On Friday night, Garnet Valley will welcome nine seeded Spring-Ford to the “Moe.” The last time Garnet Valley played Spring-Ford was in the playoffs in 2012.  The Garnet Valley offense picked the right time […]

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Jags Roll Past Quakertown and into Second Round of the Playoffs

November 4, 2022

Concord, PA: ONENESS. That is the word behind the Garnet Valley Football program, and it was showcased on the final touchdown score for the Jags. As senior Jack Burba crossed the endzone for the Jags’ final tally, the sideline was going crazy, especially seniors Jack Westburg and Drew Van Horn. “That is the power of […]

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Garnet Valley vs Quakertown Playoff Preview

November 3, 2022

Concord, PA: Tomorrow night starts a new season for the Garnet Valley Jaguars. The 2022 District 1 Playoffs. With Garnet Valley finishing the season undefeated and Co-Champions of the Central League with Strath Haven, they will maintain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Jags will take on the 16-seeded Quakertown Panthers in the first game of […]

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Garnet Valley Finishes Regular Season Undefeated with Win over Conestoga

October 28, 2022

Concord, PA: The offense showed up in bunches tonight in the final regular season game for the Garnet Valley Jaguars. The Jag offense was able to move the ball downfield at will, both on the ground and through the air. With the win over Conestoga, 49 to 3, the Jags finish the regular season undefeated […]

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Jags Pick Up First Road Win of the Season Over Haverford

October 1, 2022

Haverford, PA: Out in Haverford tonight, the Garnet Valley Jaguars showcased what they like to call “Blue Collar” football. Head Coach Eric VanWyk gives the credit to Linebacker Coach Dave Wrezesniewski for that style of play. “Coach Wrez has been expressing that, just showing up every day with the lunch pail and bringing that same […]

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Jags Win Behind Defensive Showcase

September 23, 2022

Concord, PA: In the previous three games of the season, we saw Garnet Valley’s offense take control of the game by the end of the first half. Tonight, however, it was the Garnet Valley defense that was making plays all over the field. The Jag defense held Springfield scoreless in the first half and carried […]

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Jags Pass First Test of the Season, win 35 to 7 over Ridley

September 16, 2022

Concord, PA: In what was Delco Football’s Game of the Week, the Garnet Valley Jaguars played host to the Ridley Green Raiders. The Jag defense was on fire all night, holding Ridley scoreless in the first half. Garnet Valley shut the door on the Green Raiders when junior Logan Hamilton intercepted a ball late in […]

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Garnet Valley Win with Explosive First Half

September 9, 2022

Concord, PA: It was another night of dominance for the Jaguar offense, putting up thirty-five unanswered points in the first half. Garnet Valley started strong when Quarterback Matt Mesaros connected with Jake McDowell for a fifty-yard touchdown pass. The senior tight end dragged a Radnor defender 15 yards on his way into the endzone. With […]

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Jags Rout Upper Darby 55 to 20

September 2, 2022

Concord, PA: In the second game of the season for Garnet Valley, the Jags showcased a passing attack that traditionally is practically unheard of for the Jags. Quarterback Matt Mesaros threw four passing touchdowns in tonight’s contest against Upper Darby. In the week leading up to the game, there was no primary focus on the […]

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Garnet Valley starts VanWyk era with a win

August 28, 2022

Special Contribution By: James Middleton | West Chester University   Concord, PA: The first game for new head coach Eric VanWyk and the Jags was nothing short of a thriller. The season opener for the Jags featured a playoff rematch from last year against Central Bucks West. With late-game heroics by Matt Mesaros, Drew Van […]

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