Barry Blog: Phoenixville Football 2012

The Phoenixville Area High School football team finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 7-5-0 after closing at 6-3-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Head coach Bill Furlong’s team earned a berth in the District 1-AAA playoffs, where it fell to eventual district champion Interboro, 35-14, in the first round at the Bucs’ field.

Senior running back Ryan Yenchick finished fourth in the Pottstown/Phoenixville area with 132 points by scoring 22 touchdowns.

Senior placekicker Ian Harrigan finished second in kick scoring with 47 points on 38 placements and three field goals.

Yenchick ranked sixth in the area in rushing with 1,113 yards on 179 carries for a 6.2-yard average. Junior Justin McDougal also ranked among the leaders with 578 yards on 118 attempts for a 4.9 average.


In passing, first-year varsity senior quarterback Chris Demey ranked sixth with a rating of 130.9. Demey completed 78 of 147 aerials for 1,153 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions for a percentage of 53.1. The overall rating is based on the NCAA formula of 8.4 x yards, plus 330 x touchdowns; minus (20 x interceptions); plus (10 x completions); divided by attempts.

Phantom senior tight end Ryan Pannella ranked among the leaders in receiving with 23 catches for 419 yards for an 18.2-yard average per catch that ranked fourth in the area. Pannella also led the team in tackles with 200 from his inside linebcker position, closing right around the mark he established a year ago as a junior.

Phantom sophomore outside linebacker Zack Gallow ranked among the area leaders in quarterback sacks with 3.5.

In terms of only PAC-10 statistics, Yenchick totaled 120 points to palce second behind only Pottsgrove’s Mark Dukes (122).

Harrigan accumulated 41 points in kick scoring to win that title ahead of Methacton’s Jose Holland (40).