By Bob Grotz
It’s been more than a while for Haverford High.
The Fords haven’t appeared in the PIAA boys state basketball tournament in their 39-year-old head coach’s lifetime. The last time they qualified for states, the players were coming off the summer of Woodstock.
The streak ends this weekend when the Fords open states against York High at Dallastown Area High, a two-hour drive from campus.
For the first time since 1970 — and if Keith Heinerichs can help it, hopefully not the only time in the next 40-some years — the Fords find themselves in the state tournament. It means a lot to the players, the school and the community.