Strath Haven vs Marple Newtown
Marple Newtown High School
October 19 – 7:00 PM
By Havenfootball.net Staff
When you play a good team it is important to do two things. First, play as close to mistake free football as possible. Second, don’t give up the big plays! The Panthers held their own in the first requirement but were not able to do much about the second.
Haven picked up two Haverford fumbles scoring a touchdown as a result of one of them and had the ball for 26 1/2 minutes versus the Fords 21 1/2. Unfortunately the Panthers gave up 11 plays of gains of more than 20 yards and three of those plays were for 50 yards or more. That gave a huge advantage to Haverford as they racked up 516 yards to the Panther’s 196, Haverford had an average gain per play of an amazing 11 yards.
On the other hand Haven is only the second team this year that was able to score 20+ points against Haverford this season other (Unionville scored 27 in their losing effort).
Haven has been scoring points all year long, averaging over 22 points a game, enough points that would usually win football games.
This week the Panthers will travel up to Newtown Square to take on the (4-4) Marple Newtown Tigers. The Tigers have also had a tough year including a terrible loss to Upper Darby last week, 42-0. They lost by only three points to Radnor but lost by much higher spreads against Garnet Valley and Springfield.
By JV Parent
The Junior Varsity Panthers dropped a hard fought game to Haverford 34-30 dropping their record to 5-3.
Due to illness the Panthers arrived at the game with just 14 players.
Jaris Adams scored twice once on offense and once on fumble recovery on defense. The other two scores were provided by two touchdown passes to Jason Stone and Alex Hemmenway from Jack Ryder.
Defensively Koll Piechel was all over the field making plays.
The Panthers will try to get back on track versus Marple Newtown tentatively set for next Monday at home.
On Monday night, Jake Ruane was sitting on his couch watching the Washington Redskins play the New Orleans Saints. In that game, he saw Saints quarterback Drew Brees throw a 62-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to Tre-Quan Smith, setting the record for most passing yards in NFL history. Four nights later, Ruane was a copycat.
He threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Trey Blair in the second quarter and on that play surpassed Jack Donaghy for the most passing yards in the history of Haverford High football.
“I thought about it afterward,” Ruane said. “I was like, ‘I just watched this a couple days ago.’”
It was a play indicative of the Fords’ offense all night long, as they rolled through Strath Haven 40-20 at George L. King Field.
Haverford (7-1, 6-1) amassed 523 yards of total offense. Ruane, who threw two touchdowns and ran for two more, amassed 210 yards passing and another 96 via the ground.
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By Coach Dan Mulhern
The team lost a tough game to Springfield 22-18 on Wednesday. Touchdown runs by Greg Belville, and Jed Liu. Brandon Miller returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown as well.
By Coach Dan Mulhern
In this week’s game our Freshmen beat Haverford 24-8.
Matt Shuler made a touchdown catch and the two point conversion was made by Isaiah Freeman at the end of the first half tieing the game 8-8.
The second half touchdown runs were made by Chase Barlow (20 yards) and Greg Belville (60 yards) along with both 2-point conversions by Matt Shuler. It should be noted the Haven’s Freshmen defense played a strong game holding Haverford to only 8 points.
Haven’s Freshmen are now 2 and 1 for the season.
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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