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MILLIGAN’S TEAM READY IF AIR ASSAULT COMES
By Mark Schiele
OK, so here’s the deal.
Joe Milligan’s Norristown Area High football team travels to
“They are impressive. I really think they are better than Spring-Ford, and that’s nothing against Spring-Ford, who beat us last week.”
So now comes, what they say, is the “rub,” as the clash moves closer.
Petellin leads the PAC in passing, he threw three TD passes against OJR, and has 12 TD passes and 5 interceptions on the season. But his condition is unknown.
Milligan said his team is ready for any passing attack that might come.
“My kids answered the bell last week against Spring-Ford, even though we lost,” the coach said. “We forced Spring-Ford to go to their second and third receivers. Our secondary is up to the task.”
Watson, more of a thrower than a runner, has been splitting time with DiNolfi. He is sixth in the PAC in passing, with 479 yards and 32-for-80 in passing.
Coming off the loss to Spring-Ford, the Eagles might have been devastated. But Milligan said his team kept its focus.
“It’s a first-year coaching staff,” he said. “But practice has been upbeat. We had a great practice (Wednesday). Especially on defense.”
On the other side of the ball, there have been limitations. First and second, is the weather.
“Since we are not on the turf all the time, it’s killing us,” Milligan said. “Our practice field is swamped. We can’t do a lot of things we want to do.”
The goal for this week is simple.
“We have to move the ball on offense,” the coach said. “We have to cut out our turnovers. We just have to come out and play, not give up big plays on defense. And play smart. I have confidence in these kids.”