Former Phantom gridders now part of Fight playoff rugby

By Barry Sankey

bsankey@21st-Century

Media.com

Five former Phoenixville Area High School football players will be part of the Philadelphia Fight team that will take on the Boston 13s jin the Northern Final Championship Game in rugby playoff action Saturday at 5 p.m. in Conshohocken at A.A. Garthwaite Stadium.

Gates open at 4 p.m.

Larry Madden (Class of 2007), Dave Wilmore (2005), Thomas Madden (2009), Brian Madden (2013) and Michael Kelly (2006) will be the former Phantom gridders who will be playing in the rugby contest.

The winning team will advance to the USARL national championship game against the Jacksonville Axemen in Florida on Saturday, Aug. 23.

In the semifinals, the Fight beat the Washington, D.C. Slayers, and Boston beat the Rhode Island Rebellion to advance to this match.