Upper Darby improvises on both sides in handling Strath Haven

Posted on October 14, 2017 in Newspaper.

By Matt Chandik

 As the Upper Darby sideline pleaded its case, four officials converged together. A few yards away, a yellow flag ominously laid on the field for the Royals, effectively serving as a wet blanket to the great play that would have sealed the game.Upper Darby quarterback Josh Gouch had just bobbled the snap, regained it, danced through a maze of bodies at the line of scrimmage before engaging a would-be tackler. Gouch then spied Na’Sir Greer on the outside and zipped a bubble screen to him, Greer racing 28 yards to the Strath Haven 5-yard line.

The flag came out for an illegal forward pass, thus inciting the Royals’ rebuttal that it was a good lateral. Moments later, the referees picked up the flag, Quaran Davis dashed into the end zone on the next play and Upper Darby had iced its 21-7 Central League win over the Panthers.

A lot of drama in a brief moment, sure, but one of the Royals’ bread-and-butter plays came through when they needed it to.

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