In our last “The 50 Yardline” edition we had hoped that Haven would go into the Penncrest game and simply dominate and thus make a statement for the league, but more importantly for themselves, that they are a solid football team. We couldn’t have asked for more based on the end result. Not only was the score lopsided (44-7) but the stats tell the picture. Time of possession, 28 vs 19. Yards per rush, 10 vs. 3. Net yards 462 vs 214. To Penncrest’s credit they kept pushing with one strong drive into the Red Zone only to see a high snap cause a fumble that the Panthers recovered. Now Haven has to build on their success and take their abilities and get strong, smarter and better each week.
The Conestoga Pioneers are at 1-5 and currently having difficulty finding their stride. They beat Lower Merion a few weeks ago and have lost to Springfield, Haverford, Radnor and last week Upper Darby. The Pioneers made a quarterback change last week moving former QB (#6) Nick Braendel to wide receiver and #19 Cameron Marcus in to the QB slot. Last week (#81) Thomas McGovern and (#85) Liam Kirk had good weeks both scoring touchdowns. If they run from the backfield look for tailbacks, (#26) Milton Robinson and (#15) Amani Christopher. On defense the Panthers will have to find and block outside linebacker (#21) Jackson Niness.