WHY SO DEFENSIVE?
After two game-saving performances in crunch time, Upper Dublin D faces tough test against Springfield
UPPER DUBLIN » In the first two rounds of the District 1 Class 5A playoffs, Upper Dublin’s defense has made game-winning plays when it needed to the most.
Against Radnor in the first round, the Cardinals defense was on the field for three possessions after the offense tied the game at 21. The first was four plays and a punt. The second and third drives — both coming after the Cardinals took a 27-21 lead — were threeand-outs.
“One of the things we say is, ‘In crunch time, you get a chance to show what a great defense you are,’” defensive coordinator Dave Sowers said. “That’s when you have to rise to the occasion. When your back’s against the wall ... we have to do our job. Our job is to defend the end zone and don’t
Upper Dublin’s Malik Bootman and Max Winebrake tackle Quakertown’s Michael Terra.