A lot of factors contributed to Southern Lehigh's 0-3 start. In losses to three of the Colonial League's top teams, the Spartans dealt with injuries as well as mistakes and bad breaks.
Friday night in New Tripoli, the Spartans took three weeks of frustration out on the Tigers in a 46-10 win.
"It's been a rough three weeks," said Southern Lehigh head coach John Toman. "This is the first time since we scrimmaged Central that we had every kid on the field with us. This is the first time we've stepped on the field with all the pieces in place.
"It's nice to get the monkey off our back."
The Spartans (1-3) used the passing game to build a big lead. When they had the Tigers (2-2) on the ropes, however, they went back to their bread and butter as they kept the ball on the ground for all but four plays in the second half.
"We went back to basic wing-T," said Toman. "We were running trap, sweep, power and counter and they couldn't handle it."
The Spartans offensive line dominated the second half, allowing the Spartans to run for 176 yards in the after intermission. They handed the ball to eight different running backs in the game and four had 34 yards or more.
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