Pottsgrove Wins District One AAA Championship 28-21 in OT
It had been a very emotional week for the Pottsgrove football team.
First the deaths of Andrew Case and Michael Cantamaglia stunned this close, tight knit community. Then, having to play St.Pius X for the last time ever on Thanksgiving as the Catholic School is closing its doors at the end of the school year.
If thats not enough, you still have the biggest football game in school history on the docket just two days after Thankgiving.
In the end, all the blood, sweat, tears and sheer guts the has carried the Falcons this year and especially this past week came to fruition as Angelo Berry knocked away a Brett Creigton pass in the endzone on fourth and goal from the 11 in overtime to lift Pottgrove past Interboro 28-21 for the District One AAA Football Championship Saturday night at Coatesville’s Multi-Purpose Stadium.
“This is for those 16 seniors who were here two years ago as sophomores,” said Pottsgrove Head Coach Rick Pennypacker. ”
The Falcons (14-0) opened the scoring in overtime as Maika Polamalu took a pitch and ran nine yards for his third touchdown of the night as they went up 28-21. Polamalu finished the night with 211 yards on 15 carries.
“Everything I did tonight I did for Case,” said Polamalu. “I wanted to do him proud. We’re giving gameballs to both his family and Michael’s,” he added.
Polamalu ran 62 yards for his first touchdown on the second play of the game for the touchdown just 49 seconds into the game. Zack Robinson kicked his first of four extra points as Pottsgrove went up 7-0.
Not to be outdone, Kayvon Greene (20 carries 148 yards) went 95 yards on one play to increase the Falcon lead to 14-0 with 1:38 to play in the first quarter.
Interboro (12-1) then scored the next three touchdowns to take a 21-14 lead at halftime.
First, Charles Bolger scored on a one yard run just 1:06 gone in the second period. Then Scott Mc neill went over from the three with 4:20 to play before halftime. Finally Creigton found Rob Leone sitting all alone for a 59 yard touchdown just 1:19 left before halftime.
“That was probably our worst quarter of football all year long,” said Pennypacker. Mistakes, Penalties they all had a factor in the way we played tonight,” he added.
Polamalu then ended the scoring as he scored on a five yard run with 29 seconds left in the third period.
The Falcons had one last change in regulation as they drove from their 28 down to the Buc 10, but a 27 yard field goal by Robinson was just short.
Pottsgrove now plays Archbishop Wood next Friday night at Northeast High School at 7:00.
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