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Pottstown goes for 2, gets it to beat Upper Perkiomen 8-7 in OT

It was a wild finish on Friday night in Pottstown as the Trojans bested Upper Perkiomen 8-7 in overtime on a now-or-never two-point conversion.

Pottstown freshman quarterback Joneil Oister led the team in rushing, going 27 carries for 115 yards, including the game-winning touchdown that set up the decisive conversion.

Both offenses struggled throughout the game, combining for a total of eight turnovers and zero points in regulation, with neither team able to put drives together.

Upper Perkiomen would start overtime with the ball first, and score on the first play on a 10-yard catch from Corey Jackson. After a successful extra point, the Trojans got the ball down 7-0. The first two plays were runs for a combined 3 yards, but on 3rd down they scored on a 7-yard run from quarterback Joneil Oister. 

Pottstown put it all on the line by deciding to go for two, and Oister was able to successfully find Gabe Hicks in the end zone for the two points and the 8-7 victory.

Pottstown thought they had won it at the end of the fourth quarter, but the touchdown was ruled back for an ineligible receiver downfield. They again found the end zone on the next play, but that too was called back for a penalty, which would result in the game going to overtime.

Also for Pottstown, Daniel Darden (10 carries for 28 yards) and Ezra Figueroa (12 carries for 31 yards) figured into the offense.

The Indians were led in yardage by running back Malachi Duka, who had 79 yards on 12 carries. Another notable contribution came from receiver Jackson, who had 2 grabs for 15 yards and a touchdown in overtime. Starting quarterback Hunter Flack would go 2-for-4 for 36 yards, before leaving the game with an injured wrist. Backup Tommy Flud answered the call and was 5-for-10 with 26 passing yards, including the TD pass in overtime.

Pottstown, ranked No. 4 in District 1 Class 4A, improved to 5-4 (2-3 PAC Frontier) while the Indians fell to 1-8 (0-5 PAC Frontier). Both teams finish the regular season with a PAC cross-division matchup next Friday.

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