Radnor vs Strath Haven
George L. King Field
September 28 – 7:00 PM
*Upper Darby Play-of-the-Game*
By Havenfootball.net Staff
The leading rusher for the Panthers as well as for the Central League, Zach Hussein, had another stellar evening Friday night as he carried the ball 28 times for 239 yards and two touchdowns in the game against Upper Darby. It was only the second time in our records that a running back has gained over 200 yards in a game which the Panthers did not win.
This is Hussein’s second appearance in the 200 Club as his first appearance was last year in his efforts against Lower Merion. Check out all the records in our Team Records page!
By Todd Orodenker
Football can be a simple game. Run forward, gain some yards, move the chains. Rinse, wash, repeat, touchdown.Kareem McAdams followed that idea Friday.
Upper Darby’s emerging tailback rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns as the Royals earned a decisive 41-28 victory over Strath Haven to move to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the Central League. They never trailed. They did just enough defensively against Kevin Clancy’s tricky Wing-T.
McAdams made it happen offensively. His plan harkened back to the bygone days of the sport — three yards and a cloud of dust. Well, slightly more than three.
“Coach told me — three-point-five yards, every time,” McAdams explained. “That’s what he told me, that’s what I kept in the back of my head every time I ran the ball — three-point-five yards.”
The junior bruiser gained at least those three-and-a-half yards on all but three of his 27 carries. Only two — including a first-quarter 44-yard touchdown run — went for double digits. It mostly six, seven, eight yard runs. Over and over again. McAdams carried the ball on 17 of Upper Darby’s first 18 plays of the second half.
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By JV Parent
The Junior Varsity football team eked out a hard fought 16-14 victory this past Monday.
Perry Sosi and Koll Peichel scored for the Panthers while Dylan Fitzgerald caught two successful two point conversions from Jack Ryder.
Defensively the Panthers were led by Dylan and Alex Hemmenway who both had interceptions.
Panthers are at home on Monday vs. the Upper Darby Royals.
By Coach Mulhern
By PA Prep LIVE
As the Strath Haven High football team worked through its preseason, Kevin Clancy outlined two plans for Jake Fisher.One: Make things happen when the Panthers have the ball.
Two: Arrive back safely when they don’t.
“Exactly,” Clancy said, with an exhale.
Not that the legendary coach hadn’t done it his first 28 seasons at Strath Haven, particularly with NFL-player-to-be Isaac Jones two decades ago, but he has found himself in a spot where he will have to ask his quarterback to be a key defensive player, too. Reality, and some good fortune, left him with few alternatives.
We play the Tigers on October 19th. Here is a quick preview from our friends at EasternPAfootball.com:
After coming off the most successful 3 year run in MNHS history (28 total wins and 5 playoff wins) a share of the Central League title in 2016 for the first time since 1977 in school history, we are rebuilding!We lost in the district semifinals to Unionville. This is the 3rd straight season we have made it to the first round of the state tournament.
Last year: 8-5
Head Coach: Chris Gicking
Assistant Coaches: Harry Gicking, Zach Young, Mike Willard, Josh Crooks, Scott Williams, Mike Paci, Bob Knapp, Trevor Viviani, Anthony Paoletti, Joe Sweeley, Nick Reynolds, Steve Reynolds, Matt Destefano, Pete Rodden, Chris Boggs, Dave Lerro, Tony Lerro, Jim Allsman, Marc Saracino, Joe Rufo, and Dave Bertoline.
This will be our 5th year, 33-16 overall.
By Havenfootball.net Staff
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