East football loses home opener

Max Cohen('12)/Eastside Online Sports Editor and Max Cohen('12)/Eastside Online Sports Editor

In the first home game in East’s expanded new stadium the Cougars lost to Pennsauken 21-7.  East and Pennsauken played pretty evenly, but Pennsauken still carried a 21-0 lead into the 4th quarter. However, the Cougars refused to go down without a fight.

The Cougars capped off a long drive with a 9 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dan Melleby (’11) to Robert Taylor (’12).  Alex Reber (’12) kicked the extra point to make it 21-7 Pennsauken.  East was still not done.

On the next possession they brought the ball to the Pennsauken four yard line only to have the drive stall.  This late-game offensive surge was especially impressive due to the loss of key offensive contributor running back Andrew Pursell (’10), due to injury.

While the final score showed that the Cougars lost 21-7, the game was closer in reality.