Strath Haven pound Conestoga with solid ground attack

Posted on October 9, 2021 in, Newspaper.

Chase Barlow (24) on one of his 29 rushes against Conestoga this week. Photo by Jim Quinn,

By Bruce Adams

Strath Haven used a solid, consistent ground attack to defeat Conestoga 35-14 in a matchup of one-loss teams teams Friday evening at Teamer Field.

The Panthers (6-1 overall, 5-1 Central League) pounded away for more than 300 rushing yards on 46 carries, controlling the ball and the clock. Running backs Chase Barlow and Matt Shuler consistently ran inside for solid gains. Strath Haven did not have to punt and the Panthers racked up 15 first downs in the first half alone.

The biggest Panther ground gainer was Barlow, who ran 27 times for 186 yards and scored three touchdowns. While Barlow has been one of Strath Haven’s leading runners this fall, it has been from the halfback position. He moved to fullback due to an injury to Anthony Crawford, who broke his ankle last week.

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