Patrick Strohecker, 505-5402/@P_Strohecker
Walking off the field down 20-0 at halftime at Northeastern Friday night, a loss seemed all but written in stone for the Central York football team.
A year ago, a deficit of that margin would’ve likely spelled defeat.
The 2016 Panthers, however, appear to be a different breed.
They mounted a rally, outscoring the highly-touted Bobcats, 28-7, in the second half en route to a 28-27 win, sending shock waves throughout the entire York-Adams League Division I landscape. Teams coming off 3-7 seasons don’t normally have that type of resolve. The thoughts of lopsided defeats from the previous season are normally still fresh in the players’ minds and have an effect on how they respond to adversity the following year.
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