By Al Thompson
For too much of Friday night’s nonleague matchup between host Interboro and Strath Haven, penalties, fumbles, dropped passes and poor execution low-lighted a scoreless first half and the first two series of third-quarter for both teams.
But Interboro’s punt return unit made an impact in the second half, producing two touchdowns that lifted the bucks to a 20-0 win over Strath Haven.
“It’s a win,” Interboro head coach Steve Lennox concluded. “That’s what I said to the kids at halftime, ‘stay together.’ As many mistakes as we made, the penalties – you can’t win having all those penalties – and we weren’t losing, it was nothing -nothing. So we stayed together, executed better, we made a couple big plays with our kicking game and punt returns. That was huge.”
The Bucks committed four penalties for 45 yards, two of those penalties nullified big plays. Strath Haven fumbled the ball five times in the first half alone and was lucky to only lose the ball once.