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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
September 21, 2022

            Any notoriety the Upper Perkiomen girls soccer team might have earned for opening its season with 10 consecutive victories won't distract the players from their

Sara Edwards, left, sends the ball past two Methacton 

players during Upper Perkiomen's 3-2 victory on Mon-

day.

goal of competing for post season championships. Most of its roster has been here before.  "These girls are not going to get ahead of themselves," head coach Mike Freed said. "We need to keep this rolling."

            Following a 3-2 victory over Methacton on Monday, the Indians lead the Pioneer Athletic Conference's Frontier Division with a 5-0 record. At 10-0 overall, they have maintained their lead atop the District One Class 3A power rankings.

            Facilitated in part by an overtime victory over Owen J. Roberts earlier this month, the Tribe also appeared on the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Poll. The team was ranked No. 4 for the week ending Sept. 18. It moved up three spaces after its debut the week before.

            Freed downplayed the significance of his team's appearance on the coaches poll, adding that it was nice that someone recognized its performance. The coach says he places more credibility in the district power rankings.

      Last season, the Indians started with 11 straight victories before ...



Written by Staff Report
September 21, 2022

            No one can say Upper Perkiomen's football team didn't have its opportunities in last Friday night's home game against Methacton.

            While the Warriors held on for the 21-7 victory, Upper Perk (1-3) certainly had its chances to respond. A total of three drives deep in Warriors (2-2) territory came up short, stymied at the 24, 30 and four-yard lines, respectively.

            The Indians also struggled to get off the field, defensively. This was especially apparent early in the third quarter as Methacton completed three fourth-down conversions as part of a seven-minute march that ended as Josh Hill forced a fumble which was recovered by Jayden White.

            When Methacton got the ball back in the fourth quarter after Upper Perk's lone touchdown, the Warriors went right back to work as they chewed up five minutes and notched a score to seal the deal.

            As the Indians' run game couldn't find consistency, they went to the air. Senior quarterback Mike Boyle turned in one of his top performances of the season as he completed 11 of 26 passes for 197 yards with a touchdown and interception. His touchdown, a 29-yard strike to Chidike Eruba, made it 14-7 with 10:27 left in the fourth quarter.

            Besides Eruba (two receptions, 44 yards, touchdown), Boyle also ...



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