Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PAC-10 teams scoring at a record pace

Quarterback Brandon Bossard of Methacton looks for an opening during the Saturday game against Owen J Roberts High School. 10/27/12 Photo by Adrianna Hoff / Times Herald Staff.

By Don Seeley
A few Pioneer Athletic Conference schools may find a need to replace some scoreboard lights before the football season ends.
With seven more games remaining to be played — five this weekend and two more Thanksgiving morning — offense, and plenty of it, has accounted for record-shattering numbers … or points scored.
Unbeaten Pottsgrove has already put up 375, breaking the previous mark for points scored in a season (367, by Lansdale Catholic five years ago). Perkiomen Valley (311) and Spring-Ford (259), who meet Friday night, are second and third, respectively, in the league.
Overall, in the 38 league games played this fall, there have been 2,155 points scored — an average of 56.7 a game, or noticeably better than the record of 52.2 set in 2007, when co-champions Lansdale Catholic and Perkiomen Valley along with Phoenixville led the scoring frenzy. Ironically, if Spring-Ford can add 41 more to its total in its final two games, it’ll only be the second time in league history that three teams went over the 300-point mark in one PAC-10 season.

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