By Matt DeGeorge
Coming into his Panthers’ matchup against Harriton Friday night, Strath Haven coach Kevin Clancy knew the importance of being able to establish the running game.
With a balanced attack led by juniors Zach Newlon (7 carries for 95 yards and 2 TDs) and Mekhi Hill (10 carries for 84 yards and 2 TDs), the Panthers did just that. On their way to a 68-14 victory, the Panthers piled up 200 yards on 30 carries in the first half to build a 47-0 halftime lead. They finished with 270 yards on 45 carries in earning their first victory of the season.
“That is our game,” said Clancy, referring to his team’s potent running attack. “We are a work in progress and running the ball is what we needed to do and we have not been as good as we have needed to be. Tonight we did some things and learned some things that we can hopefully build on.”