By Ben Goldstein

LEVITTOWN, PA. — Pennsbury football finds themselves in a similar spot to where they put themselves just a season ago, 0-1 after a Week 1 beating to Coatesville.

The Falcons played a really tough game against Coatesville but fell short with five fumbles attributing to that last Friday at Harry S. Truman High School.

This season, just like last, they look to bounce back in a big way against Willian Tennet High School, the same they did last year.

The Falcons ended their 17-game losing streak with a 35-0 victory over the Panthers in their stadium. This time around, Pennsbury will be on their temporary home turf.

Here are a few storylines for Week 2:

Clean it up

Pennsbury fell to a powerhouse Coastville team last week 29-7. Mistakes, per usual, were costly. But they did not play as bad of a game as displayed on the scoreboard. A few errors here and there are what killed the Falcons. But things had to be cleaned up.

“We’re gonna practice hard all week, we have to,” senior Noah Rice said after last week’s loss. “This was not terrible but could have done way better. But we’ll be ready next week, best believe it.”

Panther Problems

William Tennent started their season at Council Rock South last week, and they also had a rough time.

The Panthers opened the game with six-straight three-and-outs, not reaching the first down marker a single time in the first half. Sophomore quarterback Derrek Guenther could not get anything going to Tennent as his receivers could not get open and he was sacked a few times by Council Rock South’s defensive line.

The game ended in a 27-3 defeat for Tennet, and a half dozen Panthers going down with cramps and/or injuries from the heat.

New William Tennent head coach Colin Leach of William Tennent said this to after his first game with the program, “Honestly you hit the nail on the head. [Council Rock South is] savvy. [Council Rock South is] a veteran team right there. We knew what we were getting into. For us, taking over as a new program we knew this would be a challenge, but we wanted a challenge. We don’t back down from a fight. The positives were, we could have rolled over at halftime, but we came out and fought tooth and nail. We were dealing with injuries and a bunch of stuff on the sideline which caused guys to line up in positions they never played before because of depth. Overall, I loved the way we fought, I loved their heart and that’s something you are going to see from Tennent all season.”

Throw the football?

In the WBCB broadcast booth last Friday, Bill Colarulo was working his first Pennsbury football game. He quickly learned the real meaning of head coach Galen Snyder’s ‘Ground and Pound’ mentality that was printed on the rally towels handed out to fans pregame.

Pennsbury very rarely throws the football. Almost never, in fact.

Week 1 senior quarterback Nate Beighley threw two passes, one was complete for twelve yards. Both were good throws from the former running back who was promoted to QB this season.

CR South’s senior Quarterback Chase Ennis threw 12-for-14 for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Panthers last week.

Could Snyder start utilizing Beighley’s arm more in Week 2 after seeing Ennis’ success?

General game information

  • Kick-off: 7:00 pm ET
  • At: Harry S. Truman High School
  • Tickets are $5, CASH ONLY
  • Concession stand will be set up, CASH ONLY
  • Carpooling to Truman for the football game is highly encouraged due to limited parking. The pavement is currently milled and scraped in preparation for new asphalt. If you plan on attending, please plan accordingly.
  • Student section theme: USA
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