Matt Kolen & Matt Fast
The football team has remained undefeated over the past few weeks, jumping to 8-0, and continuing the best start in New Hope history. The team crushed Lower Moreland 55-8, and racked up 425 total yards. This came a week after shutting out ANC, a team that went undefeated in 2014. This past week, the Lions beat a physical Morrisville team, 60-0, on Senior Night.
The Lions are looking for a battle against Delaware County Christian on Nov. 7, whoever wins will undoubtedly be the Bicentennial Athletic League champion. The Lions are also the number one seed in the District and will most likely take on Valley Forge Military Academy on Nov. 13 at home for a chance to play in the district finals.
The highlight of the team is clearly the defense, ranking second in AA for points allowed this season. Although, the starting defense has let up far less than other teams. A lot of it has to do with the work ethic of the team during the offseason, much superior to past teams.The Lions are definitely not the biggest team, but pride the fact that “no one works harder than” them. Also, the coaches have been able to figure out the best positions for different players to excel at, and to give the team the best potential. Previous Lions have praised the team, specifically the defense.
“They’ve worked extremely hard and are by far the best team in New Hope football history,” said class of 2014 graduate and former captain Frank Covino.
“I wish that we were able to be as good as they are and have some of the personnel that they have now,” said Kevin Jarrett, also a 2014 graduate.Be sure to continue to show support for the team as they get ready to battle for the BAL and District I championships.