The 50 Yardline – Week 9 – Marple Newtown

Posted on October 16, 2018 in

By Staff

When you play a good team it is important to do two things. First, play as close to mistake free football as possible. Second, don’t give up the big plays! The Panthers held their own in the first requirement but were not able to do much about the second.

Haven picked up two Haverford fumbles scoring a touchdown as a result of one of them and had the ball for 26 1/2 minutes versus the Fords 21 1/2. Unfortunately the Panthers gave up 11 plays of gains of more than 20 yards and three of those plays were for 50 yards or more. That gave a huge advantage to Haverford as they racked up 516 yards to the Panther’s 196, Haverford had an average gain per play of an amazing 11 yards.

On the other hand Haven is only the second team this year that was able to score 20+ points against Haverford this season other (Unionville scored 27 in their losing effort).

Haven has been scoring points all year long, averaging over 22 points a game, enough points that would usually win football games.

This week the Panthers will travel up to Newtown Square to take on the (4-4) Marple Newtown Tigers. The Tigers have also had a tough year including a terrible loss to Upper Darby last week, 42-0. They lost by only three points to Radnor but lost by much higher spreads against Garnet Valley and Springfield.

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