Football starts the season strong with two early wins


Brendan O'Connor

Malvern Football has impressed early on in the season by starting off 2-0. They survived a season-opening test from Roman Catholic, 15-13, in a defensive battle in Wildwood. In their home opener, they smothered Glen Mills in an impressive offensive display where they won, 31-10.

Against Roman, Troy Gallen scored Malvern’s sole offensive touchdown of the game. Defensive End John Nassib was a beast at the line of scrimmage, intercepting two passes. James Keating returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown.

Glen Mills appeared to be another defensive battle after a scoreless first quarter, but Alex Hornibrook found Matt Brown in the back of the end zone and Brown found the end zone again less than two minutes later thanks to a fumble forced by Hunter Paulus, breaking the game open in the second quarter. Hunter Paulus and Troy Gallen found the end zone in the second half and the defense was stellar, forcing three fumbles. The final score was 31-10.

After a bye week, they will take the field again September 21 against La Salle at Plymouth Whitemarsh.