POTTSTOWN PA – The more than 200 participants in this year’s edition of the Pottsgrove Youth Football (PYF) Program are eagerly anticipating something special during the season … besides winning, of course. It’s the ability to play on Pottsgrove School District fields.
Program representative Matt Alexander thanked the Board of School Directors last Tuesday (Aug. 13, 2013) for granting permission to program representatives to use the fields for its games. “Our players have bounced around a lot, from field to field,” for much of PYF’s three-year existence, Alexander told board members. “They’re really looking forward to someplace to call ‘home’.”
“They’ll be very respectful of the grounds,” he added.
In years past PYF has fielded teams in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th grade divisions, as well as two flag football divisions and a cheer-leading squad. The 7th-graders enjoyed an unbeaten 11-0 record during 2012. Some program players are expected to later join the district’s middle and high school teams, and mention of the 11-0 finish brought a smile to the face of avid Falcons’ fan and board President Scott Fulmer. “Eleven-and-oh,” Fulmer repeated. “Now those are numbers I like to hear!”
Team practice is already under way. Some players were scheduled to join in an NFL-sponsored Punt, Pass, and Kick competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 which was to have been held Sunday (Aug. 18) at the Pottstown PAL Sportsplex in Upper Pottsgrove Township.
Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Aug. 13 meeting):
- Youth Football Appreciates Pottsgrove Field Use
- Pottsgrove’s Still Hunting For Middle Assistant Principal
- Talking In Private About Pottsgrove Negotiations, Staffing
- Pottsgrove Pays Last Contractor Bill For Ringing Rocks
- Say ‘Bye,’ Briefly, To Two Camp-Bound Pottsgrove Teams
- Counselors Thanked For Keeping Wits In Emergency
- Pottsgrove Band Prepares To Defend Its Championship
Photo from Pottsgrove Youth Football