Strath Haven vs Garnet Valley
Morris DeFrank Field
October 18 – 7:00 PM
By JV Parent
The JV Panthers took care of business Monday with a resounding 49-6 victory over Harriton.
Scoring touchdowns for the Panthers were, Alex Hemingway with two, Isaiah Freeman, Dylan Shaw, Koll Peichel, Jason Stone and Andrew Ensley with one each.
Miles Furman chipped in 6 extra point conversions out of seven attempts.
On defense Hemingway had an interception and strong play up front was provided by Nick Filos.
No doubt that the Harriton Rams are struggling this year but good teams go out and play well regardless of their opponent and they take each opponent seriously. The Panthers did just that last week when they dominated the Rams winning 49-0. It was the third shut-out in a row for Haven. They gained just under 500 yards and had an incredible average gain of 9.2 yards per carry. Maybe more importantly they held the Rams to 40 total yards on offense and had 8 tackles for a loss and two sacks. The second string played almost all of the second half and managed their own scoring drives and strong defense.
Now comes the Garnet Valley Jaguars. Undefeated in league play and standing at a record of 7-1. They played Haverford early this year and squeezed out a 35-28 victory in the final minutes of that game. They easily defeated Lower Merion, Springfield, Radnor, Conestoga and Penncrest. They found themselves in the fight of their lives against a 3-4 Upper Darby squad who actually had them beat in an overtime 2 point conversion until a flag was thrown nullifying the play and the Royals failed on their second attempt at the conversion giving the Jags a one point victory, 42-41.
They are led by #14 Ryan Gallagher who is the Jags leading rusher as well as quarterback with six touchdowns and averages over 9 yards per carry. Like the Panthers they don’t throw that often but Gallagher has thrown for 7 touchdowns and completes about half his passes. He does spread the ball around when he throws favoring four different receivers.
By Jack McCaffery
On the list of possibilities Koll Peichel considered for himself Friday, a virtual football magic trick was somewhere near the bottom.
“Never,” he said. “I never imagined it.”
Aware that he would be deep on Strath Haven’s football depth chart, yet optimistic that the rampaging Panthers would be well enough ahead that he would receive some late playing time, all the junior running back and linebacker was hoping for was an opportunity.
That, Peichel would receive in a 49-0 victory. So he would make it count, scoring touchdowns on consecutive plays from scrimmage, all within 43 third-quarter seconds. After churning two yards for a score to put the Panthers ahead by six touchdowns, Peichel claimed an interception on the first ensuing Harriton play and sprinted 37 yards for his 12th point in less than a minute.
That’s all it took for the accomplished Strath Haven baseball player to produce his personal football-season highlights film.
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