|John Strickler/The Mercury Spring-Ford’s R.J. Sheldon makes a great catch over the middle for a first down in the second quarter as Methacton’s Dillon Alderfer (10) defends.|
By Don Seeley
Don’t dare try to underestimate the value of turnovers to Mason Romano.
A defensive end a year ago when he enjoyed the freedom of a run-at-’em and wreck-’em approach, the Spring-Ford junior has moved inside to tackle and adapted well to his new responsibilities ... jamming it up and creating big plays, among them.
So with the Rams clinging to a narrow 10-7 lead halfway through the third quarter of Saturday afternoon’s Pioneer Athletic Conference game with stubborn Methacton, Romano didn’t just come up with one big play, but two of them.
When teammate Zameer McDowell deflected a Methacton pass at the line, Romano was there to pull it in. Two snaps later, touchdown. Then, one play after the ensuing kickoff Methacton fumbleed, and Romano was there to pounce on it. Seven plays later, touchdown.
And, for all intents and purposes, game.
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