Pope John Paul II RB Boyd Skarbek

Boyd Skarbek had the best game of his career at the perfect time.  The 6', 195-pound senior ran for 221 yards and four touchdowns in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Championship.  Pope John Paul II held off Spring-Ford 28-27 for its first PAC title.  "It means a lot to me and all my teammates to finally win and get that banner in the gym," Skarbek told Paul Roberts of SV Sports.  The Rams scored a touchdown with 27 seconds left, but the two-point conversion pass was incomplete.  That set off a celebration on the Golden Panthers' sideline.  "We were all jumping around, hugging each other. It was awesome," said Skarbek.  After spending twelve seasons at Perkiomen Valley and then taking six years off, Scott Reed brought a championship to PJP II in just his second year as head coach.  The PAC final was the 100th victory of his career.  "He really loves the sport and that rubs off on us and helps us stay motivated," noted Skarbek.  Reed's son, Braden, leads the team with 44 catches for 901 yards and 12 TD.  Junior quarterback Luke Terlesky has put up almost identical numbers to a season ago.  He's thrown for 1,718 yards with 19 TD and 6 INT.  Terlesky is completing 69% of his passes.  "I think we have the best receiver and quarterback in the league," stated Skarbek.  The running back isn't too shabby either.  Skarbek has rushed for 1,564 yards and 24 touchdowns.  He's averaging 8.6 yards per carry, and recently received a preferred walk-on offer from Miami.  Skarbek is also a force at outside linebacker with 14 tackles for loss and five sacks.  He has run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds and carries a 3.7 GPA.  The Golden Panthers host Pottstown on Saturday afternoon in the District 1-4A semifinals.  PJP II is a team to keep an eye on as the postseason gets underway.  The Golden Panthers are (10-0) and ranked #3 in the state in Class 4A. 




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