Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Owen J. Roberts perseveres to snap losing streak

By Darryl Grumling

Owen J. Roberts head coach Tom Barr
Eleven days ago, even as Owen J. Roberts walked off the Perkiomen Valley field after suffering its 13th straight loss, Wildcats coach Tom Barr had a feeling his squad was on the verge of breaking out of its more than year-long slump.
“I think we’re close,” Barr said after that 35-13 setback. “We need to stay with them and support them. They need to know that we’re not quitting.”
Last Friday, that perseverance finally paid off for Owen J. Roberts, which bounced back from an 0-3 start to deal defending District 1-AAA finalist Phoenixville a 35-19 defeat.
“That win was a big boost to them believing in themselves,” Barr said. “It showed that teamwork has to be there in winning a game. Our enthusiasm has gone up several marks.”
There was a lot for the Wildcats to be enthusiastic about in notching their first victory since a 23-14 win over Reading in Week Two of last year.

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