Times Staff/JULIA WILKINSON Chichester quarterback Duffy Gilhole.
Times Staff/JULIA WILKINSON Chichester quarterback Duffy Gilhole. (Julia Wilkinson)

SPRINGFIELD — Duffy Gilhool did everything in his power to help Chichester to pull off an upset of undefeated Episcopal Academy.

The senior quarterback was 14-for-23 with a 141 yards and a touchdown pass in the 38-20 loss. For his effort, Gilhool was named the Del Val League MVP at Monday night's Delco Football Coaches Association meeting at Moe's Grille. Gilhool also played well on defense, registering one interception.

It's rare that a non-skill position player earn MVP honors at the weekly meetings. Maybe Conestoga's Scott Hirshman is starting a new trend.

The offensive guard and defensive tackle was a key cog in the Pioneers' 35-14 victory over Strath Haven. On defense, Hirshman recorded 11 tackles, including six solos and four that went for losses, and a pair of quarterback hurries.

The Independent schools selected The Haverford School's Mike Solomon for player of the week. Solomon had 86 yards receiving yards and one interception as the Fords downed Penn Wood.

Other weekly honors went to:

Central League


Players of the Week — Quarterback: Christian Portale (Garnet Valley). Running Back: Parke Schweitzer (Conestoga). Receiver: John McGrogan (Garnet Valley). Offensive Line: Scott Hirshman (Conestoga). Defensive Line: Joe Volciak (Penncrest). Linebacker: Larry Mills (Upper Darby). Defensive Back: Angelo Lochetta (Penncrest). Specialist: Matt Borchert (Ridley). Honorable Mention — Quarterback: Chris Rossiter (Upper Darby); Collin Wright (Ridley). Running Back: Anthony Myers (Strath Haven); Malik Jones (Ridley); Malcolm Strand-Young (Ridley). Kevin Leyden (Haverford); Eric Cook (Conestoga). Receiver: DeAndre Pendergrass (Upper Darby); Zac Nelson (Garnet Valley); Clay Anderson (Penncrest); Offensive Line: Jonah Jackson (Penncrest); Bob Long (Penncrest); David Bertone (Garnet Valley); Grant Sammel (Strath Haven); Connor Walsh (Garnet Valley); Tom Bernicker (Harriton); Justin Freemont (Strath Haven); Trevor Fennimond (Conestoga). Defensive Line: Joe Granahan (Garnet Valley); Matt Skurka (Haverford); Natar Henderson (Upper Darby); Devon Owens (Upper Darby); Max Dolente (Conestoga); Chip Rossino (Haverford); Andrew Benecke (Penncrest). Linebacker: James McWilliams (Haverford); Tyler Shankle (Garnet Valley); Sean Gilbert (Garnet Valley); Dave Stewart (Harriton); Diego Zubieta (Penncrest); Ed Jean (Conestoga); Adam Krauter (Springfield); Matt Prestipino (Conestoga). Defensive Back: Miron Hayes (Harriton); Steve Palis (Garnet Valley); Anthony Zinnir (Haverford); Jae Thornton (Haverford); Brent Roller (Penncrest); Mike Fleagle (Springfield); Luc Spence (Springfield). Specialist: Steve Palis (Garnet Valley); Frankie White (Garnet Valley); Evan Boyce (Haverford).

Del Val League

Players of the Week — Quarterback: Duffy Gilhool (Chichester). Running Back: Karon Lucas-Tillery (Penn Wood). Receiver: Dan Sullivan (Chichester). Offensive Line: Dahqui Green (Chester). Defensive Line: Kenny Ngaima (Penn Wood). Linebacker: Karon Lucas-Tillery (Penn Wood). Defensive Back: Duffy Gilhool (Chichester). Specialist: Dazumar Jones (Chester). Honorable Mention — Quarterback: None. Running Back: Trey Anderson (Chichester); Kevin Miller (Chichester); Ed Nelson Jr. (Chester); Wayne Gibbs Jr. (Chester); Naim Little (Chester); Anthony Sterling (Chester); Will Downing (Chester). Receiver: Tamein Jackson (Chichester); Dameen Holbrook (Penn Wood); Hassan Bush (Chester); Jabre Nicholson (Chester). Offensive Line: Colin McAllister (Chichester); Tom Heffner (Chichester); Jabree Spencer (Chester); Mike Thompkins (Chester); Keyshawn Ash (Chester). Defensive Line: Jeff Taylor (Chichester); Jordan Johnson (Penn Wood); Dahqui Green (Chester); Tre Easter-Geary (Glen Mills). Linebacker: Dejuan Santana (Chichester); Bruce Hunter (Penn Wood); Jabri Smith (Penn Wood); K'Quran Matthews (Chester); Dawan Nicholson (Chester); Jabre Nicholson (Chester); Douglas Coburn (Glen Mills). Defensive Back: Pelle Forman (Chichester); Raequan Jones (Penn Wood); Ed Nelson Jr. (Chester). Specialist: Dante Robinson (Glen Mills).


Players of the Week — Quarterback: None. Running Back: David Goines (Delco Christian). Receiver: Mike Solomon (Haverford School). Offensive Line: Michael Malcowicz (Delco Christian). Defensive Line: Jack Erixxon (Episcopal Academy). Linebacker: LJ Barlow (Haverford School). Defensive Back: Mike Solomon (Haverford School). Specialist: None. Honorable Mention — Quarterback: Kevin Carter (Haverford School); Derek Mountain (Haverford School). Running Back: Dee Barlee (Episcopal Academy). Receiver: Evan Butts (Episcopal Academy). Offensive Line: Brian Denoncour (Haverford School); Austin Morgan (Episcopal Academy); John Minicozzi (Episcopal Academy); Kyle Winters (Delco Christian). Defensive Line: Scott Pendell (Delco Christian). Linebacker: Jack Doran (Haverford School); Garret VanderWaal (Delco Christian). Defensive Back: None. Specialist: None.