By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The West Chester Golden Rams are getting ready for the biggest game of their season on Saturday. They will host 8-1 Bloomsburg, with the winner grabbing the PSAC East title and a berth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship game.
The Golden Rams improved to 9-0 last weekend, as they dismissed winless Cheyney 66-14, doing so despite missing some key pieces.
“We were banged up going into the Cheyney game, so we didn’t play, probably five starters,” West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan tells KYW Newsradio. “So a lot of our back-up kids had to play and did a really nice job for us and got us to this point.”
One of the back-ups that stepped in was quarterback Andrew Derr. He started in place of the injured Sean McCartney and threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns. McCartney has been dealing with a lower leg strain, but Zwaan said on Thursday, that McCartney practiced for the first time on Wednesday, and he seemed encouraged by his progress.