By Chuck Smith
With a brisk chill in the air and the weight of an arduous season on the shoulder pads of both teams, Strath Haven hosted Phoenixville in a non-league contest that was more about closing one chapter and moving on to the next for each squad.
Friday night at George L. King Field gave each program’s outgoing senior one last chance to live the high school football experience, while also allowing the underclassmen a chance to build a foundation for the 2016 season.
Given the chance to play out 48 more minutes of this campaign, the Panthers seized the opportunity and captured a 48-13 victory to finish with a 2-9 record.
“Basically, for the last game of the season it comes down to how you end everything for this season and how you lead into next year,” said Strath Haven fullback Zach Newlon. “We had a lot of sophomores playing tonight and a lot of prospects playing that really stepped up and filled the shoes of the seniors for next season.”