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Five Games to Watch in the Ches-Mont in 2019

Whether it be a battle at Kottmeyer or clashes between two of the area’s best quarterbacking talent, the spotlight will be on the Ches-Mont all season long. A growing hotbed for high school football talent, here are the five games to watch in the league.

Downingtown West at Downingtown East, October 4, 7 p.m.

Downingtown West’s Terrence Gainer celebrates with fans. (Nate Heckenberger – For Digital First Media)

 

The Battle of the Brandywine is one of the better spectacles of the football season. The Whippets shocked the Cougars a year ago, but there is hardly a need for added motivation as bragging rights are always at the forefront.

Unionville at West Chester Rustin, October 11, 7 p.m.

West Chester Rustin’s Matt Montgomery is a two-way cog on the lines, playing defensive end and offensive tackle. (Nate Heckenberger – For MediaNews Group)

These two have owned the American Division and there’s little to presume anything is going to change this fall. Rustin ended Unionville’s three-year reign at the top last fall and the way the schedule lines up, the Indians could be in a position to clinch at least a share of the title with a win here.

Coatesville at Downingtown West, October 18, 7 p.m.

Another matchup between Downingtown West’s Will Howard and Coatesville’s Ricky Ortega highlights the Ches-Mont regular season schedule. (Nate Heckenberger – File Photo)

Two Division 1 quarterbacks, Will Howard of West and Ricky Ortega of Coatesville, go head to head. Coatesville has owned this matchup the last three years, but there is tons of talent on both sides and we can only hope to finally get a classic between two of the best QBs in the state.

West Chester East at West Chester Rustin, October 18, 7 p.m.

West Chester East’s Pierre Marchant runs through the Rustin defense during East’s victory last season.. (MICHAEL REEVES – File Photo)

With the Vikings in the American Division now, this crosstown rivalry takes on another dimension. East knocked off Rustin a year ago. Both teams first-year QBs will have matured by this game, and both squads have some explosive runners and powerful linemen.

Coatesville at Downingtown East, October 25, 7 p.m.

Coatesville’s Ricky Ortega picks up yards in the first quarter against Downingtown East. He later threw for his 100th career touchdown pass. (NATE HECKENBERGER – File Photo)

Two straight trips to Kottmeyer to end the season is a heck of a finale for the Red Raiders. It’s always a battle of speed versus power when these two meet and Coatesville will be coming off an emotional battle against Downingtown West the week before.

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2018 Ches-Mont Standings

PosTeamCWCLWL
1West Chester Rustin50103
2Unionville4167
3Kennett3247
4Oxford2356
5Great Valley1437
6Sun Valley0538
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