By Havenfootball.net Staff
It’s finally here! The opening game for the 2016 season of high school football in Delaware County!
For the second year in a row the Panthers play the Interboro Bucaneers. Last year was the unintended debut of Evan Atsaves #8 as Haven’s quarterback as he came in when the first string QB went down with an injury. It was Atsaves first year playing football. Atsaves is this year’s starter and has taken command of the team and will come into Friday’s game with a full season under his belt.
Last year Haven held the Bucs scoreless through two quarters and then just ran out of gas as the Bucs scored three times giving the Panthers their first defeat of the year 20-0. The Bucs went on to an 8-4 season and made the playoffs.
This year the Bucs want more so a victory in the opener is important. Quarterback Nate Murtha #8 will lead the team this year. Connor Adams #2 and Matt DiSands #5 will be key receivers for Interboro and Chris Thomas #20, who was just under 1,000 yards last year, and Kaylie Kuyateh #23 will be the go-to running backs. The Buc’s front line is a power force so Haven may do well to look at outside sweeps and quick passes to keep the Buc defensive line off balance.