The 50 Yardline – Week 5 – Upper Darby


By Staff

All-in-all a solid Haven performance last week against a Conestoga.  While the 17-7 score seems a bit close the stats show a more dominating performance.  18 first downs vs 9. 242 total yards vs 110.  Strong numbers for offense and a good night for defense who stymied the Stoga offense on critical downs (3 for 8 3rd down conversions).  Not to mention a great “clutch” 37 yard field goal by Emmett Young and 183 QB rating by Jake Fisher.

The Upper Darby Royals (3-1) seems to be a very evenly matched team to the Panthers (3-1).  They lost to a good Springfield team (only by 3 points, 19-16) but won decisively against Penncrest and Conestoga. The Royals are a young team and they lost a key running back to graduation last year.  Look for #5 Kareem McAdams to be the key running back this year. Last week against Penncrest he got the ball for the first 12 plays of the game and had four touchdowns.  Quarterback #7 Kevin Kerwood is a second year starting Junior and knows how to play the position.  He went 6 for 6 last week for 172 yards and two touchdowns.  Upper Darby has the players and the power to do some serious damage.

The Wing -T formation that the Panthers use is antiquated and rarely used anymore in football.  That can scare opponents to death.  It requires a certain discipline and excellent execution to be successful.  If Haven can find a way to open the field a bit and force linebackers to look for the ball on the outsides it will give the offensive line a chance to create holes for the Panther running backs.  We saw #35 Zach Hussein continuously pummel the Stoga offense last week.  More of the same this week along with some timely passes and pitches and Haven can pull this game off.

Kick-off is at 7:00 PM at Upper Darby High School. If you can’t make the game you can always listen to our broadcast right here at  Our broadcast will begin at 6:45. The game will be available on our archives within a few hours after the game concludes.  You can also check in on Twitter for score updates.