By Harry Chaykun
Last weekend’s Central League loss to Radnor did not sit well with Springfield head coach Chris Britton and his players.
“After that loss, Coach didn’t play around,” senior outside linebacker P.J. Johnson said. “He really worked us hard this week.”
Nick Gorman, the Cougars’ other outside linebacker, backed up Johnson’s statement.
“He put it on us,” Gorman said. “He told us to play our game and get back to winning.”
Strath Haven happened to be next up on the Springfield schedule, and the visiting Panthers felt the wrath of a Cougar defense that gave up only 95 yards of total offense, fell on one fumble and intercepted a pass as the Cougars (2-2, 1-1) rolled to a 35-0 victory Friday night.
“That was better than what we did before,” a satisfied Britton said. “Our defense usually plays this way. They rely on each other and do what they have to do.
“And (junior quarterback Brandon DiChiacchio) is throwing the ball better.”