Saturday, October 20, 2012

Phoenixville 40, Pope John Paul II 19

Photo by Barry Taglieber Phoenixville’s Tom White is ready to tackle Pope John Paul II’s Nick Diprinzio

By Barry Sankey

PHOENIXVILLE — As part of its repertoire on offense, Phoenixville allows its offensive linemen to carry the football at different times during a game. Phoenixville coach Bill Furlong, a former lineman himself, believes in the theory.
He figures it is nice at times to give some of the unsung heroes up front a chance for some glory and rare limelight.
It happened again Saturday afternoon during Phoenixville’s 2012 Homecoming as senior tackle Brian Hyland drew the call on two short touchdown runs as the Phantoms defeated Pope John Paul II 40-19 in a Pioneer Athletic Conference contest at Washington Field.

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