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Lux gets first win as Interboro head coach, defeating Norristown 20-13

Written by: on Friday, April 2nd, 2021

 

It was certainly a night to remember for first year head coach Dennis Lux and his team, as he picked up his first ever win as head coach. Against all the odds, his team was able to defeat Norristown 20-13, spoiling their senior night. It had been a rough start for Lux, who had previously coached at the ninth grade level, before making the step up to varsity this year. His first three games had not gone according to plan, losing to Chester, Penn Wood and Academy Park all by double digits. The Bucs came into the game against Norristown, looking for their first win since the fall of 2019, where they went 2-9.

Interboro knew it wouldn’t be easy because of the multitude of problems the team faced. To start off, Interboro only dressed 18 kids because of injuries to some of their varsity players, along with their entire J.V team not being available because of COVID related issues. That was only a fraction of the problems for the team as they were going to be without, not one, not two, but three of their top quarterbacks. “Our starting quarterback has a quad injury, our second string was on J.V and they got shut down, our third string quarterback is on spring break. This is probably our fourth string quarterback who two years ago subbed in for me at quarterback at the freshman level.” Coach Lux explained.

Kaden Walsh is one of the many players on the team, who has a special connection with coach Lux because of their experience with him at the ninth grade level. Walsh wasn’t even the starter on the ninth grade team, but he eventually got his opportunity when it presented itself to him. This time was a little different because of the lack of time Walsh had to prepare, “Monday I get a text from my head coach and he’s saying that our quarterback’s quad is messed up and I might have to play quarterback. I got to practice, go through the motions and it just kept going from there.” In just three days of practice, the senior had to get used to running the offense and prepare for his first ever varsity game playing quarterback.

Despite the short time he had to prepare, Walsh executed everything well. A late first half scoop and score by Norristown broke the deadlock thanks to a muffed exchange by Fasuro, but he didn’t let that discourage him. Two plays later he found Jeremiah Butts wide open on a play action pass for a 35 yard touchdown to tie the game up at half 7-7. It had only been his second attempt up until that point, “You got to have a short-term memory when it comes to sports and especially when playing quarterback. If you mess up once it doesn’t matter, you just got to keep going to the next play.” Walsh said.

The Bucs did an amazing job of setting up the play action thanks to their ability to run the ball. Robert Forbes was the work horse back, carrying the ball 31 times, “He’s pound for pound one of the toughest kids I’ve ever coached in my life and I’ve coached him my whole life too. At the end of the day, I’ll give the ball to that kid 100 times in a row and I know he’s going to give 100 percent every time” Said coach Lux. Forbes didn’t have as much yards as you would expect for a person that had 30+ carries, but his impact was felt when Fasuro threw his second touchdown of the game. It was almost a carbon copy of the first touchdown, with Fasuro faking the hand off and finding Butts wide open down the field, giving Interboro a 14-13 lead midway through the third quarter.

The Bucs added another score in the fourth quarter off of a misdirection play. Billy Kyle took a handoff from Walssh and ran it 21 yards for a touchdown, making it 20-13. Interboro was able to hang on for the victory by bleeding clock after Norristown fumbled the ball deep in their territory.

“It feels great, but at the end of the day it has nothing to do with me, it has everything to do with our community and what my old coach, coach Lenox taught me and the way that these kids play with Buck pride. The kids play so tuff, they play great football and they played as a team today.” Coach Lux explained after the victory. This win is only the beginning for a program trying to rebuild itself under Lux, but the future looks bright for the Bucs.

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