Rams roll to PAC championship

Haynes runs for 166 yards to help clinch football title for Spring-Ford.


Photo courtesy of Carly Hampton & Gracyn Marchesani of spring-fordfootball.net

Junior running back Armante Huxta avoids a tackler during Spring-Ford’s 38-21 victory over Pope John Paul II on Oct. 25. The Rams won the Pioneer Athletic Conference championship with the victory.

Staff Report

Spring-Ford junior Armante Haynes ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams captured the PAC championship in a 38-21 win over Pope John Paul II on Friday.

The Rams (8-2, 5-0) earned their first Pioneer Athletic Conference crown since 2015 with the decisive victory and ended a three-year run by Perkiomen Valley as league champions. The Rams earned the trip to the title game by virtue of a 40-35 victory on Oct. 18.

Senior quarterback Ryan Engro passed for 147 yards and a score in the air and added 65 yards and two scores on the ground. Senior receiver Dante Bonanni had five catches for 80 yards and senior BJ Beard scored on a 30-yard reception. On defense, Johnny Pergine (five tackles, one interception) and Nathan Capers (seven tackles) led the way.

The Rams earned the fifth seed in the PIAA District One 6A playoffs and will host 12th-seeded Haverford on Friday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the tournament.