Friday, September 7, 2012

Boyertown 47, Upper Perkiomen 15

By Jake Hallman
Special to The Mercury

RED HILL — Both Boyertown and Upper Perkiomen’s football teams had something to prove in Friday night’s Pioneer Athletic Conference opener.
Just a week earlier, both found themselves on the wrong side of a rout as their opponents racked up over 400 rushing yards, respectively.
And in Friday’s game, it was the run game that again took center stage. Only this time, it was the Bears that got to be on the win column as they ran up a 47-15 victory over the Indians.
Boyertown used that run game behind the three-headed monster of backs Cody Richmond, Matt Moccia and Eric Heller. The three combined for 370 of the Bears’ 443 total rushing yards. Richmond proved a force up the middle as he lugged the ball 16 times for 160 yards and a pair of scores, Moccia (15 carries, 117 yards, 2 TDs) took care of the work outside the tackles, and Eric Heller (18 carries, 93 yards) was there to do just about everything else.

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