Friday, November 23, 2012

FOOTBALL: Many similarities between Spring-Ford and Pennridge

(JRC file photo) Jarred Jones and Spring-Ford take on Pennridge in a District 1-AAAA semifinal Saturday at 1 p.m. at Poppy Yoder Field.

By Don Seeley

If there is one thing both Spring-Ford and Pennridge learned in last week’s District 1-Class AAAA quarterfinals, it was how no lead is a safe lead … and how to, well, hang on.
Spring-Ford had a 28-0 halftime lead, then withstood a Ridley air attack for a 28-26 win — which wasn’t secured until Zameer McDowell dropped Ridley’s quarterback one yard short of the end zone on a two-point conversion attempt with 2:46 remaining. Pennridge had a 28-7 lead late in the third quarter, then withstood a very impressive Pennsbury rally for a 28-27 win – not secured until Pennsbury’s final point-after attempt hit the upright with 1:47 remaining.
Eerie similarities, for sure.
Big leads.
Big leads nearly blown.
A two-point win, a one-point win.
And both teams are coming off their traditional Thanksgiving games — Spring-Ford against Phoenixville (played Wednesday night), and Pennridge against Quakertown (played Thursday morning).
On top of all that, they’re both the Rams.
So, dare we say it? Sure, why not.
This afternoon’s district semifinal could be (and probably will be) a “Battle of the Battering Rams.”

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