Upper Perk football Head Coach Tom Hontz, right, keeps an eye on the team practicing a running play Tuesday. The Tribe takes on Boyertown Friday night in a non-league game.
Zeke Hallman spent his sophomore season learning the intricacies of Upper Perkiomen's passing game. As a junior, he developed an appreciation for the offensive linemen's responsibilities.
This season, his third as starting quarterback, Hallman is prepared to lead the Indians to respectability and beyond in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.
"This team is tired of the mediocrity and being average," he said. "We want to take this to the next level. Hopefully, we will be playing in November."...
Boyertown's lineman hit during pre-season practice. The Bears defense will feature a 4-3 or 4-4 alignment. The last two seasons the team went 5-5 overall.
Boyertown starts the 2016 season with a relatively inexperienced quarterback and a challenging schedule. However, playing with discipline could be the key to the team's success, according to Head Coach George Parkinson.
"Penalties really bother me," he said. "I like having the most disciplined team. I hate helping the opposition out."
Parkinson said the Bears – who went 5-5 the past two seasons – can improve their record this season if they string together four solid quarters, avoid a slew of penalties and create the chemistry vital to winning....