The 50 Yardline – Conestoga

Posted on October 5, 2021 in

Photo by Jim Quinn,

By Brian Carroll, Broadcaster

After a gut-punch loss to Garnet Valley seven days earlier, the Strath Haven Panthers were teetering on the edge of a possible losing streak for the first time in 2021.  Last Friday, a dominant first half and 14-0 lead over Springfield evaporated late in the fourth quarter and the Cougars had all sorts of momentum on offense and defense alike.  But a late drive that started at their own 36-yard line pushed the ball close enough for Panther kicker (and soccer goalkeeper) Charlie Shankweiler to blast a 31-yard field goal at the final buzzer and Strath Haven moved to 5-1 in dramatic fashion, 17-14.  Standing in the way this week is another 5-1 squad who also took an early-season thumping from Garnet Valley, the Conestoga Pioneers.

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