What better way to put the cap on a spirited Springfield-Ridley weekend with a look back at one of their most memorable games to date.
Who remembers this game?
Springfield and Ridley were on a collision course in 1989, culminating with a highly-anticipated battle of unbeatens in the final week of the season.
According to Daily Times reports, an estimated 13,000 people in attendance witnessed the Cougars rout the Green Raiders, 40-13, to capture the Central League championship.
Among the top performers was Chuckie Robinson, maybe the best all-around running backs in Delaware County history. Defensively the Cougars, led by All-Delco linebacker Marc Petroski, limited the Green Raiders to a mere 52 yards of total offense.
The Cougars outscored opponents that season, 339-45, as five players were named to the All-Delco team.
Of course, the PIAA playoff system was much different back then, as only a select number of programs advanced out of the regular season. Despite its perfect mark, Springfield never played another week beyond this game, making the Cougars one of the greatest “What if?” teams in Delaware County history.