Friday, October 12, 2012

Pottstown 33, Upper Perkiomen 19

By Jake Hallman
Special to The Mercury

RED HILL — On paper, the match-up of Pottstown’s prolific offense against Upper Perkiomen’s anything but stingy defense was one that certainly favored the Trojans.
But when it came down to it in Friday night’s Pioneer Athletic Conference game, the rankings, statistics and tendencies sure didn’t seem to hold much weight.
The Indians, playing in their Homecoming game, held the Trojans to just 226 total yards, nearly half of its usual offensive output. But the Trojans’ 61-yard punt return and 37-yard interception return proved to be the difference as they pulled away to a 33-19 victory.
As crafty as Pottstown head coach Brett Myers can be with his potent offense, there was nothing fancy about the pivotal scoring drive. With a 20-13 lead early in the fourth quarter, Myers used a steady diet of inside runs with Monroe Hampton (16 carries, 56 yards, 2 TDs), coupled with the outside speed of Dayon Mohler (13 carries, 60 yards).

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