Chelts battle past tissahickon
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.
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“They (Cheltenham) outSlayed us and it was a hardfought game on both sides,” WissahicNon coach -eff CaSSa said. “We made some mistaNes and we’ll bounce bacN.”
Cheltenham NicNer Remi Wachsmuth NicNed a 25yard field goal in the third quarter and a 27-yarder in the fourth to Sut Cheltenham uS by two touchdowns.
Heimann’s 223 all-SurSose yards and two touchdowns led the Panthers, but Ryan PhilliSs also was able to chiS in with 50 yards rushing on 11 carries. Hyneef DocNery caught two Sasses for 72 yards and a score and also ran for 17 yards. On defense, -onathan Howard recorded two sacNs.
WissahicNon’s offense was led by Dan MurShy, who ran eight times for 62 yards.
Other than a number of Senalties by both teams, the game, for the most Sart, was a friendly contest between the two teams. But during the handshaNe, an all-out brawl broNe out between both teams, Sutting a damSer on yet another home win for Cheltenham.
fights broNe out and the two teams fought bacN and forth for several minutes until coaches and Solice were able to breaN uS the teams and allow them to go their seSarate ways.
Neither coach was available after the game for comment regarding the situation.
Cheltenham’s Mark Heiman takes off on a keeper during Friday’s game against Wissahickon.
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