We’ve witnessed a lot high school football games since 2002 but this past Friday night’s contest against Interboro was a real treat.
Both teams came out, after two weeks of practice in ridiculous heat and humidity, and played their hearts out in a back and forth battle. We were disappointed in the way it ended but can’t fault all these young men for their efforts. The only negative was that neither school’s bands were in attendance which would have made this game even more dramatic. As two evenly matched teams, both teams had over 400 yards of offense, both teams ran 59 plays. Haven had an average gain of 7.1 per play while Interboro had 7.9. Van Bobo had 123 yards on the ground while Zach Newlon has 110. Quarterback Evan Atsaves had a very dramatic night in the with 131 yards and two touchdowns. A special kudo to first time Freshman kicker Emmet Young who was not only perfect on extra points (5 for 5) but also kicked off six times for an average of 47.5 yards and one touchback! What a night!
Harriton comes into George l. King field this Friday night after losing last week to Boys Latin 24-12. The Rams have been struggling recently going 1-10 last year. Their best recent year was 2012 when they were 5-5. The Rams look to establish a stronger running game this year as their passing ace quarterback graduated last year. While Harriton only has six returning seniors on the roster look for #17 Will Thomas to be the Rams main play maker on defense. Harriton will come into Friday nights game as a “work in progress”.