Chelts top­ple Tro­jans

The Ambler Gazette - - OPINION - By Mike Prince

When Chel­tenham star se­nior Mark Thomp­son was ejected from the game, ju­nior Mark Heimann was forced to step into a much larger role on the Pan­thers’ of­fenseK

And he made the most of itK

Heimann ran in a touch­down and threw for an­other Ln WKH fiUsW TuDUWHU wKLOH lead­ing the Pan­thers to a 20-S win over vis­it­ing Wis­sahickon in a Subur­ban One Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence meet­ing at Chel­tenham High School on Fri­day nightK

Heimann stepped into a quar­ter­back role usu­ally held Ey HynHHI DRFNHUy DnG fin­ished with two touch­downs and 110 yards pass­ing, along with 123 yards rush­ing on RnOy 14 FDUULHs.

“I knew that I’d have to be pre­pared be­cause football is an un­pre­dictable game,” Heimann saidK “I just came in pre­pared and we just got lucky tonightK”

Chel­tenham (5-2, 3-1) got on the board mid­way WKURuJK WKH fiUsW TuDUWHU when it ran an end-around re­verse to Heimann, who took it 15 yards into the end zone on third goalK Wis­sahickon came back down and scored on a three-yard run by se­nior Dan Mur­phy, but WKH 7URMDns (4-3, 2-2) PLssHG the ex­tra point at­tempt and trailed by oneK

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

“They (Chel­tenham) out­played us and it was a hard-fought game on both sides,” Wis­sahickon coach geff Cappa saidK “We made some mis­takes and we’ll bounce backK”

Chel­tenham kicker Remi Wachsmuth kicked a 25yDUG fiHOG JRDO Ln WKH WKLUG quar­ter and a 2T-yarder in the fourth to put Chel­tenham up by two touch­downsK

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 car­riesK Hyneef Dock­ery caught two passes for T2 yards and a score and also ran for 1T yardsK On de­fense, go­nathan Howard recorded two sacksK

Wis­sahickon’s of­fense was led by Dan Mur­phy, who ran eight times for S2 yardsK

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.

6HYHrDO LnGLYLGuDO fiJhWs 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

Wis­sahickon’s Josh Smith turns the cor­ner to head up field dur­ing Fri­day’s Subur­ban One Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence game at Chel­tenham.

Mont­gomery Me­dia / BOB RAINES

Wis­sahickon’s Randy Franken­field is tack­led by Chel­tenham’s Dwayne Bowser dur­ing Fri­day’s ac­tion.

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