By Don Seeley
LOWER POTTSGROVE — When Owen J. Roberts opened the year with a young
and very inexperienced lineup, a few injuries to the very few returning
starters it had, and three lopsided losses, it sure seemed as though it
was going to be a long, long season of football over in Bucktown.
Apparently someone forgot to mention that to the Wildcats.
a win much less any noticeable swagger in their step, they beat
Phoenixville — an upset for sure, an absolute shocker to most. They
followed that up with two more wins.
All of a sudden, OJR is 3-1
in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. All of a sudden, OJR is just one
game back of unbeaten co-leaders Perkiomen Valley and Pottsgrove.
And no one is aware of that more — other than the Wildcats, of course — than Pottsgrove head coach Rick Pennypacker.
is scary every year,” said Pennypacker, whose unbeaten Falcons (5-0,
6-0 overall) host the Wildcats tonight. “They always battle us, and we
don’t expect anything different this time, either.”
turnaround has been underlined by an offense that has nearly doubled its
production in yards gained and points scored between the first three
and last three games. Wyatt Scott has gone of the 200-yard mark twice to
put some spunk into the run game, and quarterback Jarrad Pinelli has
been lighting it up (and setting records with tosses to Matt Raymond) to
put some pep into the pass game — a rarity in the storied history of
the OJR program.
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