Strath Haven’s Clancy and Interboro’s Lennox show old-school is still cool

Posted on August 28, 2017 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith

Roaming the sidelines of the South Avenue Athletic Complex last Friday night, my appreciation for high school football was renewed.

No, it wasn’t because I had grown tired of covering the sport. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. In this profession, there is high school football … and there is everything else. Covering games feels like a big event, no matter if it’s between two teams playing for a district title or two teams simply playing for pride. From stat-keeping, to tweeting live updates and interviewing players and coaches, few jobs are cooler than covering high school football.

But sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses. I couldn’t help but admire the two coaches whose teams I covered on this late-August night. Strath Haven’s Kevin Clancy and Interboro’s Steve Lennox are, respectively, the Nos. 1 and 2 in coaching victories in Delaware County history. In an era of spread offenses and no-huddles, the coaching legends have largely stuck with what’s made them so successful. Sure, to a certain extent they have adapted with the time, but Clancy and Lennox remain old-school to the bone.

It’s refreshing to see the masters at work.

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