By Darryl Grumling
ROYERSFORD — On a Spring-Ford football offensive arsenal rife with weapons, Tate Carter is the most versatile one.
And Friday night, the Rams junior showed it — and then some — during a District 1-Class AAAA first-round game that morphed into a veritable shootout at the O.K. Corral.
Carter ran the ball effectively, averaging more than seven yards on his seven carries.
He was even more dangerous catching it, with four receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown.
And to top it off, Carter even threw the pigskin a couple of times, capped by a 21-yard TD pass to Jarred Jones — part of a 31-point, second-half explosion that helped Spring-Ford hold off Garnet Valley, 43-27, for the program’s first postseason win in school history.
“Honestly, he can throw the ball farther than anybody in this room,” Spring-Ford coach Chad Brubaker said of Carter. “He’s as quick as anybody, and he catches the ball well. He just has a lot of different skills. He’s like a chess piece we can move around. He does so many things well. We’d be idiots if we didn’t try to use him as much as possible.”(For Darryl's up close and personal encounter with the Rams, click here...)