|September 30, 2015||7:00 pm||PAC||2015|
Boyertown 7, Upper Perkiomen 0: Scott Didyoung has been at it for a long time.
He’s been at the head of the Boyertown boys soccer program for 24 years to be exact, and admits every one of them brings about a new hurdle.
On Wednesday, Didyoung jumped a new hurdle, achieving his 300th career win with a 7-0 victory over Upper Perkiomen.
“It’s a great achievement and I’m honored to have been a part of this program for so long,” said Didyoung. “I can’t take all of the credit, though. I’ve had some really great players over the years. They’ve really helped shape this program into what it is now. This is as much their achievement as it is mine.”
An all-around effort from the Bears lifted them to a 6-2 PAC-10 record with the win.
Scoring solo goals in the win were Ben Margavich, Sam Marks, Will Schul, Danny Yudt, Garrett Halteman (assist), Kyle Sheahan and Nick Verma. Darby Bauer also added an assist.
Adam Flaharty needed to make just one save in goal as the Bears outshot the Tribe 29-1.
Over the course of his 24 years with the Bears, Didyoung has seen hundreds of players come through the program.
“When I first started coaching at Boyertown, I took it one year at a time,” he said. “We’ve won a lot of games and a few championships in my time, but for me the best part is seeing an old player I coached years ago and having a chance to catch up with them.”
Through it all, his man focus has been teaching his players to be winners both on and off the soccer field.
“I’ve always wanted to teach the boys to play soccer the right way,” said Didyoung. “I hope it helps to influence them to become what they would later in life.”