The Chester Clippers Football Team Is Ready to Build a Legacy


Chester’s Quamere Cosby, center, has support as he runs the opening kick of the second half for a touchdown in the District 1 Class 5A final Saturday at Chester Athletic Field.
Image via Pete Bannon, Daily Times.
Chester Clipper runs the opening kick of the second half i the District 1 Class 5A final.

It’s been a while since there’s been a football team in Chester like the current Chester High School Clippers, writes Matthew DeGeorge for the Daily Times.

Credit for the team’s drive comes from the program built under coach Ladontay Bell, who is now Chester’s athletic director, and first-year head coach Dennis Shaw.

The team’s energy was noticeable at a Nov. 25 game against Strath Haven.  Despite losing that game to the Panthers 28-20, there was excitement from the fans and respect for Chester’s coach and team from Strath Haven’s coach Kevin Clancy.  

“The job he’s done with this program is amazing,” Clancy said. “They’re talented but disciplined, and they play for each other. We feel like we beat a real good team today.”

Clippers running back Larry McDaniel said they help each other, and push each other.

He credits the team’s progress on the senior leaders and their emphasis on banishing negativity and fostering a brotherhood on and off the field.

This is a team that now knows it’s capable of more, a team building its own legacy.

“I hope the upcoming classes regain what happened this year,” McDaniel said. “Just take it all in, and they’ll be back.”

Read more about the new Chester Clippers in the Daily Times.

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