Thursday, October 4, 2012


By Don Seeley

SPRINGFIELD — One of the biggest upsets of the young season unfolded last week down in Delaware County when Springfield-Delco surprised Garnet Valley, 35-25.
No one was happier, of course, than Cougars head coach Tom Kline — a former standout and 1990 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School.
Kline, who went on to West Chester University, served as an assistant at Great Valley, West Chester East, Lower Merion and Rustin before taking a similar position at SF-Delco five years ago. He was named the head coach last year.
Going into the game, Springfield (4-1) wasn’t even ranked in Delaware County, while Garnet Valley – which has made a habit of qualifying for the postseason playoffs in recent years – was ranked No. 1. It was the Cougars’ fourth straight win after a season-opening setback to Interboro.
Kline hopes to continue his team’s winning ways and get into the postseason, too.
Going into tonight’s game against visiting Radnor, the Cougars are third in the District 1-AAA playoff points standings behind unbeatens Henderson (5-0) and Pottsgrove (5-0).

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