Monday, October 15, 2012

Football Column: Perkiomen School off to 4-1 start

Perkiomen School coach Tom Calvario

By Don Seeley

PENNSBURG — Tom Calvario is a pleasant soul. Though quiet at times, he still has that engaging personality.
But from late-August up through October, at least during the weeks leading into his Perkiomen School team’s Friday or Saturday afternoon football games, he sure does become a little bit of a whiner … or something in between pessimistic and cautiously optimistic.
A graduate of St. Pius X High School, where he learned about the game — perhaps even a coaching tidbit or two from the legendary Jim Mich — Calvario doesn’t necessarily utter a negative word about his Panthers. But week in and week out, he sure does pitch his weekly opponents’ size, strength and speed.
And for anyone willing to listen, Calvario will likely say has no idea how his own team can match up with – let alone beat – those bigger, stronger and faster opponents.
Yet six weeks into the season, Perkiomen School is 4-1.

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