Under normal circumstances, the PIAA Class A state quarterfinals (Pennsylvania) wouldn’t be on the CSTB radar. However, after Dunmore dispatched Bristol High, 34-12, Friday night, Phillyburbs.com’s Dan Dunkin (above) went just a tad overboard with his scorn for the victors, if not his choice of sources to quote.
“They were taking cheap shots to the private parts, they were ripping at Willie’s ankle every play … I am baffled at the way these referees let this game get out of hand,” said Bristol coach Leo Plenski. “I am very upset.”
Dunmore coach Jack Henzes won his 370th game, second most in Pennsylvania history, but there was dirt and blood dripping from this “W.” Nice value teaching, coach.
Plenski, a big dude and a straight-shooter you definitely want in your foxhole, who in his first year as head coach launched a bright new future in Bristol football with its deepest playoff advancement ever, went up to Henzes after the game and said that after as many games as Henzes has won, Plenski “couldn’t understand how you could do such a thing.”
Some random local fan asked me afterward what I thought of Dunmore.
“Dirtiest team I’ve seen in 10 years,” I said.
Yes, because “random local fans” are always seeking out reporters in the hopes of hearing negative remarks about their team’s win.