Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pottsgrove rallies to beat Methacton, 27-14

Methacton quarterback Brandon Bossard (2) scrambles to fall on a
fumble against Pottsgrove Saturday. (Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)

By Don Seeley

FAIRVIEW VILLAGE — Sometimes it’s better to pontificate than illustrate.
That’s the approach Rick Pennypacker and his assistants took during intermission of Saturday afternoon’s Pioneer Athletic Conference game at Methacton.
The unbeaten (and thus far barely touchable) Falcons were a listless and punchless bunch in the first half. Except for one big play — Mark Dukes’ 56-yard touchdown run — they struggled on offense. For the first time this season, their first-team defense was scored on.
And, believe it or not, they trailed at halftime, 14-7.
At the break, neither Pennypacker nor anyone else on his staff scribbled a thing on the board, didn’t adjust or alter the game plan one bit ... but they sure had something to say.
The Falcons listened, then responded with three unanswered scores in the second half for a 27-14 win to retain their share of the PAC-10 lead with Perkiomen Valley.
“We peeled some paint off the walls,” Pennypacker said of their barking at the break. “Our kids heard from every coach. We did nothing. We didn’t make any adjustments. We didn’t write any Xs or Os on the board. We just challenged their character.”

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