Sometimes you just run into a better team. That’s what happened last Friday night against Upper Darby. The Panther scored first and held the Royals scoreless through most of the first half until an ill-fated fumble on a punt gave the Royals great field position and the capitalized and scored a few plays later tying the score at the end of the first half. No doubt about it, the Panthers beat the Royals in the first 24 minutes of the game. Unfortunately Upper Darby came back in the second half, made some adjustments and managed to find the end zone two more times while preventing Haven from finishing their drives. The Panthers faced a bigger, stronger team and just couldn’t keep up for four quarters of football.
Haven hits the road for the final time in the regular season and travels up to Radnor to take on the Red Raiders. Both teams are 4-4 overall but the Raiders are 2-4 in league play. They have beaten Harriton and Conestoga but have lost to Marple Newtown, Ridley, Upper Darby and Haverford. The Raiders are led by #2 Sean Mullarkey who managed to throw for 142 yards in last weeks loss but he was intercepted twice. They gave Haverford a battle for the whole game including getting into the Red Zone twice in the fourth quarter but couldn’t find a way to get into the end zone and took a 10-0 loss. Radnor made it to the playoffs last year and are hoping to repeat the experience. Haven may be standing in their way.