Monday, October 1, 2012


Pottsgrove's Riley Michaels tackles Spring-Ford's Yousef Lundi during the first half of Friday's game. (Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)
By Don Seeley

LOWER POTTSGROVE — Anyone who has followed Pottsgrove football the last 24 years, or since Rick Pennypacker took over the program, is well aware of the Falcons’ pound-it-out, on-the-ground offense. In other words, they run, run, and run some more.
But few have noticed, or at least properly acknowledged, Pottsgrove’s pound-everyone-else-to-the-ground defense.
Since the Pioneer Athletic Conference kicked off its inaugural run back in 1986, Pottsgrove has permitted the fewest points per game (just over two touchdowns). In eight of the previous 26 seasons, or nearly one-third of them, Pottsgrove has led the league in fewest points allowed.
If there was ever a better example of just how well the Falcons can play defense it was this past Friday night, when they didn’t just shut down but shut out defending champion Spring-Ford, 26-0.

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