|The Pottsgrove offensive line, including Madison O’Connor, center, and Zach Birch, right, clears the way for running back Mark Dukes (6) on a first half carry against Owen J. Roberts Friday night. (John Strickler/The Mercury)|
By Don Seeley
LOWER POTTSGROVE — Mark Dukes was attempting to beg off the postgame interview.
“Bring the offensive line over, talk to them,” he said.
Heck, the whole darn Pottsgrove team could’ve joined him ... because everyone played that well Friday night.
The undefeated Falcons, in what was arguably their best performance of the season, overwhelmed visiting Owen J. Roberts in just about every aspect of the game in a 59-7 rout to put an exclamation behind the Homecoming celebration.
Dukes did his share, ran for 156 yards and four touchdowns — all but five of those yards and all four scores coming in the first half — and quarterback Tory Hudgins added another 112 yards and two touchdowns. Nine others had at least one carry, too, as the Falcons ran for 354 yards and finished with 415 overall despite a running clock that got ticking just 15 seconds after the break, or when Michael Fowler returned the second-half kickoff 85 yards to open up a 46-7 spread.
For more photos, see after jump.
|Pottsgrove quarterback Tory Hudgins (5) and running back Mark Dukes (6) celebrate after Dukes scored a touchdown in the second quarter of Friday's PAC-10 football game. (John Strickler/The Mercury)|
|Owen J. Roberts quarterback Jarrad Pinelli tries to escape the Pottsgrove rush before being sacked in the first half of Friday's PAC-10 game. (John Strickler/The Mercury)|
|Pottsgrove running back Mark Dukes (6) outruns the Owen J. Roberts defense on the way to a second-quarter touchdown to give the Falcons a 32-7 lead. (John Strickler/The Mercury)|
|Owen J. Roberts’ Matt Raymond (30) runs for a touchdown on a kickoff return during the first half against Pottsgrove Friday. (John Strickler/The Mercury)|