Chelts topple Trojans
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.
Wissahickon’s Josh Smith turns the corner to head up field during Friday’s Suburban One American Conference game at Cheltenham.
Wissahickon’s Randy Frankenfield is tackled by Cheltenham’s Dwayne Bowser during Friday’s action.