Player of the Week
Terance Fitzsimmons paced the Fords offense with 186 total yards: 9 rushes for 116 yds, 1 TD and 2 receptions for 70 yds, 1 TD
Player of the Week - Honorable Mention
Offense - Dan Judge (QB)
Defense - Justin Schellenger (DB)
Special Teams - Andrew Herm (LB/FB)
Haverford School rolls
HAVERFORD - On a scorching Saturday afternoon, the only thing hotter than the turf at The Haverford School was the home team's option-oriented offense.
The Fords (1-1) put up 34 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to defeat Harriton, 34-7, in a nonleague football game.
The Fords can feel relieved after not picking up their first win last season until the sixth game. With a win under its belt early in the season, Haverford thinks it can carry the momentum over into the upcoming weeks.
"This is huge to get a win early in the season," two-way lineman Joe Dougherty said. "People look at this team and think they are going to walk away with an easy win. It's not going to happen, though, because we always play hard. We practice hard during the week and the coaches always have us prepared."
Dougherty led a staunch offensive line that paved the way for the Fords to pick up almost 400 total yards on offense.
After its first two drives resulted in a punt and an interception, it looked as though the Haverford School's offense was going to be stuck in neutral all game.
Junior quarterback Dan Judge however, who was responsible for the first interception, rebounded to complete his next three passes which all resulted in touchdowns.
With Haverford School trailing, 7-0, to start the second quarter, Judge hit tailback Terance Fitzsimmons across the middle. Fitzsimmons turned on the jets and scampered 44 yards for the score.
"I blacked out that first interception real quick," Judge said. "The coaches calmed me down and I just relaxed and focused on what I had to do."
On its next two possessions, Haverford would see Judge hit Joe Nassib on a 23-yard strike followed by a 51-yard bomb to Joe McCarthy.
Using the option, Judge kept the ball the majority of the time early on which, in turn, set up both the pass and the lateral. The lateral would pay dividends in the third quarter when Fitzsimmons took the pitch and blazed 80 yards down the sideline for a score.