Chelts bat­tle past tis­sahickon

Glenside News - - OPINION - By Mike Prince



then Chel­tenham star se­nior jark Thomp­son was ejected from the game, ju­nior jark Heimann was forced to step into a much larger role on the Pan­thers’ of­fense.

And he made the most of it.

Heimann ran in a touch­down and threw for an­other in the first quar­ter while lead­ing the Pan­thers to a 20-6 win over vis­it­ing tis­sahickon in a Subur­ban One Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence meet- ing at Chel­tenham High School on Fri­day night.

Heimann stepped into a quar­ter­back role usu­ally held by Hyneef Dock­ery and fin­ished with two touch­downs and 110 yards pass­ing, along with 123 yards rush­ing on only 14 car­ries.

“f knew that f’d have to be pre­pared be­cause football is an un­pre­dictable game,” Heimann said. “f just came in pre­pared and we just got lucky tonight.”

Chel­tenham E5-2, 3-1F got on the board mid­way through the first quar­ter when it ran an end-around re­verse to Heimann, who took it 15 yards into the end zone on third goal. tis­sahickon came back down and scored on a three-yard run by se­nior Dan ju­r­phy, but the Tro­jans E4-3, 2-2F missed the ex­tra point at­tempt and trailed by one.

iater in the quar­ter, the Pan­thers got a stroke of luck and found the end zone again, as two tis­sahickon de­fen­sive backs let a Heimann pass go through their hands and into the pos­ses­sion of Chel­tenham’s Dock­ery, who took the pass 67 yards in for a touch­down.

“They (Chel­tenham) out­played us and it was a hard­fought game on both sides,” Wis­sahickon coach Jeff Cappa said. “We made some mis­takes and we’ll bounce back.”

Chel­tenham kicker Remi Wachsmuth kicked a 25yard field goal in the third quar­ter and a 27-yarder in the fourth to put Chel­tenham up by two touch­downs.

Heimann’s 223 all-pur­pose yards and two touch­downs led the Pan­thers, but Ryan Phillips also was able to chip in with 50 yards rush­ing on 11 car­ries. Hyneef Dock­ery caught two passes for 72 yards and a score and also ran for 17 yards. On de­fense, Jonathan Howard recorded two sacks.

Wis­sahickon’s of­fense was led by Dan Mur­phy, who ran eight times for 62 yards.

Other than a num­ber of penal­ties by both teams, the game, for the most part, was a friendly con­test be­tween the two teams. But dur­ing the hand­shake, an all-out brawl broke out be­tween both teams, putting a damper on yet an­other home win for Chel­tenham.



fights broke out and the two teams fought back and forth for sev­eral min­utes un­til coaches and po­lice were able to break up the teams and al­low them to go their sep­a­rate ways.

Nei­ther coach was avail­able af­ter the game for com­ment re­gard­ing the sit­u­a­tion.

Mont­gomery Me­dia / BOB RAINES

Chel­tenham’s Mark Heiman takes off on a keeper dur­ing Fri­day’s game against Wis­sahickon.

CHAMPS... The Ve­loc­ity Elite 18U team won Roxbor­ough Im­pact Fall Bash Cham­pi­onship last week­end at Daisy Field. Ve­loc­ity Elite went un­de­feated and scored 41 runs and al­lowed just five for the en­tire tour­na­ment. Pitch­ing was out­stand­ing and Rachel Tri­antafilou, Kim Machalette home­red and Jaye-Lynn Reed hit a grand slam. The team in­cludes (from left) top row, coach Josh Ring­gold, coach Dave Dempsey, coach Tina Machalette, Jamie Gos­selin, Rachel Ma­tri­cardi, Jow­ell Ring­gold, Jamie Austen and coach Mike Machalette; mid­dle row, Kim Machalette, Lizzie Lloyd, Jaye-Lynn Reed and Me­gan Dempsey; front row, Rachel Tri­antafilou. Miss­ing from the photo are Sam Grze­gor­czyk and Stephanie Kraynik.

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