By Ed Morlock
Upper Dublin did not get off to its best start in the first round of the District 1 Class-AAAAA playoffs Friday night against Strath Haven.
The Cardinals trailed by seven after the Panthers’ Zach Newlon scored the game’s first touchdown and Upper Dublin’s offense had yet to pick up a first down after its first two drives.
Then everything changed. The Cardinals defense forced three consecutive turnovers — which were turned into three touchdowns — and they were well on their way to a 34-20 win at Upper Dublin High School.
“You win the turnover battle in any game — no matter what level — you’re in good shape,” Upper Dublin coach Bret Stover said. “They gave us great field position and we took advantage of it. That’s what a good football team has to do.”