Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pottstown 41, Pope John Paul 35 (2OT)

By Dennis Weller
Special to The Mercury

POTTSTOWN — When a high school football game goes into overtime with each team having a shot at the end zone from 10 yards out, just about anything can happen.
But the Pottstown Trojans were confident they could get the job done when their Pioneer Athletic Conference contest against Pope John Paul II went the regulation four quarters Friday night.
That’s because the Trojans worked on similar situations in practice and felt they could do well when the field was basically reduced to 10 yards. Both teams scored a touchdown in the first overtime — PJP’s coming first — but Pottstown stopped PJP to start the second one and Monroe Hampton ran in from six yards out on the Trojans’ second play for a 41-35 double-overtime win at Grigg Memorial Field .
It was the fourth rushing TD for Hampton, who caught a pass for another. Sage Reinhart went 18-for-28 through the air for the Trojans (2-2, 3-3 overall) for 295 yards. Matt Mesaros passed for 228 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers (0-5, 0-6).

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