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Class 4A playoffs offer intrigue

Class 4A playoffs offer intrigue

Pottsgrove faces Upper Perkiomen for the second time this season, this time with a District 1 Class 4A championship game berth on the line. The Falcons topped the Indians 62-21 in the first encounter in Week 7 which saw junior running back Rahsul Faison rush for 152 yards and three touchdowns.

“We are trying to figure out what team will show up, the team we saw last weekend (against Perk Valley in the PAC final) or the team we saw against PJP,” Pottsgrove head coach Rick Pennypacker said. “Our kids know what they have to do. It’s a tough task because we play a team we already beat. I think they’ll come in here and give us a good battle. Our kids better be ready. If they aren’t, they’re going to be beat.”

Upper Perkiomen’s Zeke Hallman established a pair of new school records on Friday night against Spring-Ford. Hallman set the mark for most passing yards in a season, eclipsing 1,727 set by Sean Nevin in 2005. He also connected with Ryan Kendra for his 23rd touchdown of the season, passing Bill Gebert’s mark set in 1966. Hallman’s 146 yards in the loss gives the senior gunslinger 1,734 passing yards. He ranks fourth in the PAC in passing yards and third in touchdowns (23).

PJP's Sean Brennan hauls in a pass during the third quarter. (Sam Stewart - Digital First Media)

PJP’s Sean Brennan hauls in a pass during the third quarter. (Sam Stewart – Digital First Media)

PJP travels to No. 1 Interboro Friday night with upset on its mind as the Golden Panthers take on Delco’s leading rusher in Chris Thomas (1,341 yards and 23 touchdowns). PJP nearly overcame a first-half deficit in last week’s 31-26 loss to Methacton and will look to make waves in its first district appearance since 2011.

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