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.