Sunday, January 13, 2013

PAC-10 FOOTBALL BANQUET: Pottsgrove's hard-working Harp wins Freed Award

Honorees, from left, Pottsgrove's Daniel Harp (David L. Freed award), Phoenixville's Ryan Pannella (Defensive Player of the Year), Pottsgrove's Tory Hudgins (Most Valuable Player), Perkiomen Valley's Rasaan Stewart (Two-Way Player of the Year), Spring-Ford's Hank Coyne (Offensive Player of the Year), Pottsgrove's Madison O'Connor (Bill Rogers Lineman of the Year) and Spring-Ford's R.J. Sheldon (Joseph Edwards Scholarship) pose with their awards at the PAC-10 Football Banquet Sunday.

By Barry Sankey
UPPER PROVIDENCE — Pottsgrove’s football team had a number of special honorees after recording an undefeated record in the Pioneer Athletic Conference this past fall.
The Falcons featured a number of all-league players on offense and defense as part of the 27th Annual All-Pioneer Athletic Conference Banquet by the Football Coaches Association Sunday afternoon at the RiverCrest Golf Club.
As it turns out, the Falcons also received another of the special awards that were presented.
Dan Harp received the prestigious David L. Freed Award for team sportsmanship.
“It is really an honor,” said Harp. “I was really shocked when I got it. Coach (Rick) Pennypacker pulled me aside a couple weeks ago and told me to be at this banquet because I was going to be getting this. I am really honored to get it.”
Harp played on the special teams for Pottsgrove. But he was honored for qualities such as dedication, continuous self-improvement, team success over individual statistics, self-discipline, coachability, loyalty to coaches and teammates and unquestioning faith. 

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