November 04, 2011
The Tigers lost a tough game to Springfield, 17-12, on Friday evening at Springfield. The Cougars (8-2, 7-2) will be the second seed in the AAA District 1 Playoffs, while the Tigers (7-3, 6-3) will be the fourth seed.
Marple Newtown took the ball and opened the game with a score. Jamie Ridinger found Joey Pham for a touchdown through the air to put Marple Newtown ahead 6-0.
Springfield answered on the ensuing drive, kicking a field goal to cut the margin to 6-3. After a Tiger turnover, the Cougars capitalized on the short field and went ahead 10-6.
The teams remained locked through the first half and headed into the locker room at 10-6. Springfield extened the lead to 17-6 on the opening drive of the second half, but the Tigers would battle back.
Cimirrow Moat scored from a yard out midway through the fourth quarter to cut the Springfield lead to 5. The Tiger defense held Springfield, but the offense was unable to convert a fourth down at midfield, and Springfield ran out the clock.
The Tigers will host Strath Haven (7-3, 6-3) on Friday evening at 7P at Harry Harvey Field. The game marks the third playoff appearance in school history for the Tigers (2006, 2009) and the second home playoff game in school history.