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Haverford School wins third straight

Posted Sunday, October 04, 2009 by www.delcotimes.com
When The Haverford School went on the road during the second week of the season, its return trip from Maryland wasn’t celebratory. Saturday, the trek back to Lancaster Avenue from New Jersey was enjoyable.

Scoring a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the Fords earned a 22-7 nonleague win over the Peddie School. The win avenged a loss to Peddie the last time Haverford went up the Jersey Turnpike, two years ago.

Tied with Peddie at 7-7 heading into the final quarter, the Fords took a 13-7 lead when quarterback Matt Lengel found the end zone on an 8-yard run. Aron Morgan increased the lead with a 22-yard field goal and a 7-yard touchdown run by Wyatt Benson put the game away.

The Fords could have had an easier time, but had a pair of touchdowns called back due to penalty. Haverford was whistled for 11 penalties totaling 135 yards during its venture to the Garden State.

“It was good to get a road win,” coach Michael Murphy said. “We overcame the penalties, a couple touchdowns called back and the travel. It was a testament to our persistence. We never got down on ourselves.”

Among the county’s leading rushers, Carl Walrath turned in another strong performance, running for 163 yards on 21 carries.

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