Fleet-footed Palmer Into DI Semis

By Jackie Finlan

MANASSAS, VA – Palmer College may be young, but they handled Mystic River with poise during the DI club championship quarterfinals, producing a 41-21 victory and bid to the Final Four.

Mystic’s defense could not contain the pace and athleticism of the Palmer backs, especially with halfbacks Luke Stringer and Chad London directing traffic and player/coach Jarod Selby loading from fullback. The scoring began minutes after kickoff when inside center Mike Junk ran on to a pop pass from the ruck and barreled his way over the try line, a score that the flyhalf, London, converted, 7-0.

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