Over the next couple weeks we will take you inside training camp of your favorite Delco team. For full reports on every team, make sure to check out our annual football preview guide, due out Aug. 30.
1. Not your average Inter-Ac team
When you think of the Inter-Ac, you can be forgiven for conjuring images of three yards and a cloud of dust. But this Haverford School team isn’t of the run-between-the-tackles ilk. They’ve got a playbook that rivals many small colleges and aren’t afraid to open things up. It’s a good thing, too, as they must replace all five starting linemen from a season ago. They’ve got some pieces, including seniors Joe Soloman and Stu Denious, but expect this to be a team that doesn’t simply win games in the trenches.
2. Galambos the destroyer
There’s no two ways about it: New Pitt commit Matt Galambos is a beast. He’s an agile pass-catching tight end who is an utter matchup nightmare, mainly because he can run through any linebackers that could possibly run with him (as a scout-teamer found out Wednesday the hard way). Quarterback Steve Fitzgerald is under order to get Galambos the ball anytime he identifies one-on-one coverage. He’s also a ball hawk on defense, a valuable commodity as the Fords sort out their line packages.
3. Speed kills
Continuing with the theme of not being a stereotypical Inter-Ac team, the Fords have some playmakers who while young can get to the edge and make things happen. Fitzgerald isn’t afraid to tuck the ball and run. In the backfield, junior Anthony Hill returns with experience, while sophomores Phil Poquie and Niles Easley have shown flashes of a some serious upside. Combine that with Chris Morgan out wide and Galambos, and this Fords team has the potential to be explosive.