The 50 Yardline – Marple Newtown – Week 2

While the Covid virus has managed to change almost everything in our life it sure was good to get back to a football game and watch the enthusiasm, efforts and talents of these young men on the gridiron.

A select few managed to watch the game in person and most others were able to watch Radnor’s live streaming game broadcast or listen to our live audio broadcast.  Those who did witnessed a great game filled with lots of points and marches up and down the field.

Strath Haven put up 56 points and managed 454 yards, two interceptions, one kick-off return for a touchdown and was on offense almost twice as long as Radnor.  

Radnor was no slouch either with almost 300 yards, 137 through the air and found the end zone four times for 27 points.

The first half was pretty evenly played with a 28-21 lead at halftime for the Panthers but the second half was all Haven with Radnor scoring only six points to the Panther’s 28.

This week’s opponent, Marple Newtown, had a great break-out game against Harriton last week winning 43-8. Charlie Box, #2, is the Tigers all around player and he showed his talents in their first game. He ran for 117 yards for two touchdowns and had one interception.  The Tigers had a solid 7-3 record last year but bring back 11 starters and 16 seniors.  They are led by senior quarterback #3, Joe Paoletti who threw for 117 yards in the win.  Also look for Brian Joslin, #24 who managed 79 yards and two touchdowns.

In this shortened season there is little room for mistakes and let-downs.  Haven proved to themselves last week that they can go score-for-score with anyone and come out on top with their punishing, multi-headed running attack.  No doubt the Tigers can score but they might have more than they can handle in trying to stop the Panther run game.

This match-up has all the makings for a great game.  Weather will be iffy but most of us will be sitting at home watching or listening.  Speaking of game broadcasts we are linking our broadcast to Marple Newtown’s Tiger Radio video broadcast.  They have a terrific video product that is a pleasure to watch.  They have been kind enough to invite our play-by-play announcer, Brian Carroll into the booth to make the calls for their video broadcast whenever Haven is on offense.  Our audio broadcast will be picking up the Tiger Radio broadcast and running it through our normal audio channel so now you’ll have two ways to get the game, Tiger Radio’s video or’s audio. Either way you’ll hear Brian when the Panther’s have the ball.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7 PM at Marple Newtown High School.  The game is closed to the public. If you are a parent of a player you can get passes from the Athletic Director.