Haven faced there first evenly matched game last Friday and they passed with flying colors. The 20-14 final score made it look a bit closer than it really was but it was definitely the closest game of the season for the Panthers to date. The Red Raiders had a very powerful and very quick defense and simply would not allow Haven a breakaway play. A big key to the game was Haven’s dominance of time of possession at 32:29 minutes as opposed to Radnor’s 15:31. It was a great example of the Panthers executing a game plan and sticking with it. When you consider they had similar rushing averages (4.1 for Haven and 4.8 for Radnor) but Haven ran 69 plays to Radnor’s 43 and Haven had 254 yards rushing to Radnor’s 82. Radnor did make up for the total yards in the air and virtually matched Haven for total yards but it was ball control that finally doomed the Red Raiders and gave Haven the victory.
Haven travels for a second week in a row over to Haverford High School to take on the 2-2 Fords. Don’t let their record fool you! Haverford has only played two Central League teams so far and they crushed Penncrest, 42-0 and had a very close loss against Garnet Valley , 28-35. They lost to Archbishop Carroll, 7-14 and last week dominated Interboro 48-7.