Haverford’s Weiss turns muffed punt into a turning point

Posted on September 24, 2016 in Newspaper.


For Digital First Media/Paul Bogosian

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By Harry Chaykun

Before Haverford High’s Central League game with Strath Haven at A.G. Cornog Stadium Friday night, Randy Grossman addressed the team. Despite the words of inspiration from the former Haverford All-Delco, who earned four Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Fords didn’t have a good first half.

At halftime, Haverford head coach Joe Gallagher had more than a few words with his players. When Fords junior Travis Weiss muffed the second-half kickoff, things didn’t look like they would get a whole lot better for the home team.

That’s when Weiss let his legs do all his talking. He retreated to the three-yard line, picked up the ball and started up the field. When he stopped running, he was handing the ball to the officials after a 97-yard touchdown return that helped point Haverford toward a 23-17 victory, its third win in a row.

Jordan Mosley, who had seven catches for 185 yards, added an 87-yard scoring reception on the Fords’ second play from scrimmage of the second half.

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