Interboro 2021

*Interboro Play-of-the-Game*

Strath Haven runs all over Interboro

#23 Matt Shuler is all alone as he runs 90 yards on his first carry for a touchdown. Photo by Jim Quinn,

By Harry Chaykun

The calendar read August 27: ‘Just Because Day.’

So just because it was the first game of his senior season, Strath Haven’s Matt Shuler gained 186 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns, the first a 90-yarder on his first carry Friday night.

Just because it was the first game of his senior season, the Panthers’ Chase Barlow picked up 115 yards on seven rushes, with four of his final five tries ending up in the end zone.

Finally, just because it was his first varsity start, Haven junior linebacker Bobby Fooskas stole the ball from an Interboro back and ran 48 yards for six points as Strath Haven claimed a 49-7 season-opening decision at George L. King Field.

“It can be tough to win your opener,” said Kevin Clancy, who began his 31st season as Strath Haven’s head coach. “That’s why I’m pleased with the way the game came out. But I know we have things that we have to do better, like covering kickoff returns.”

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