Special to The Mercury
RED HILL — There was no new offensive scheme to learn, and nothing out of the ordinary to expect from Upper Perkiomen’s defense. But for some reason, Phoenixville quarterback Chris Demey said he felt added pressure heading into Friday night’s Pioneer Athletic Conference game at Upper Perk.
Maybe it had something to do with the extra attention the senior has been garnering as the league’s most efficient quarterback, or the two wins he helped guide his team to before last night.
Whatever the case, those additional nerves didn’t seem to bother the 5-foot-8, 180-pound senior. No, Demey looked calm and collective as he guided the Phantoms to a 49-20 victory over the Indians to keep his team in the District 1-AAA playoff hunt.
Mind you, Demey’s numbers weren’t all the gaudy, but his efficient 12 of 18 passing for 105 yards was a big key to Phoenixville’s 23 first downs, and a balanced catalyst to offset a ground game that racked up 360 yards.