Friday, May 31, 2013

MONTCO ALL-STAR FOOTBALL: North rolls past South

For Montgomery Media / SUSAN KEEN Souderton's Anthony Williams carries the ball for the North during Thursday's Montgomery County All-Star Football Classic.
For five years, the best football players from the northern Montgomery County high schools had been bringing their pads to Souderton Area High School at this time of year, and on each occasion, they were sent home on the losing end to the South All-Stars.

Of course, none of the North stars who showed up Thursday night had anything to do with any of those losses. In fact, none of them were even in high school when the North last claimed a Montgomery County All-Star Football Classic victory in 2007.

But that didn’t keep the coaching staff from making the players well aware of the dubious streak.

“Oh yeah, coach (Dick) Beck (North Penn) just made that a key point,” North Penn’s Steve Gozur said.

“Coach Beck told us about the five-game losing streak all during practice,” Wissahickon’s Gordan Bentley said. “But he said that it didn’t matter this upcoming game because we knew we had a good team.”

This North team was focused on starting a new streak and taking out some of the frustrations for past North All-Star brethren. Bentley and Gozur each caught a first half touchdown pass to provide a spark as this North squad rolled to a 40-7, mercy-rule victory.

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