A lot of good things have been happening in Phoenixville in recent years. The same thing can be said about the town's high school football team. The Phantoms went (4-1) in the Frontier Division last year including a 14-7 victory over Pottsgrove. Phoenixville reached the District 1 playoffs and finished with a winning record. The Phantoms open their 2023 campaign this Friday against Great Valley. "I really can't contain my excitement. I've been waiting for this all year. Nothing compares to getting football started," said Sam Moore. The 190-pound senior ran for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns a season ago. Moore, who wears #26 in honor of Saquon Barkley, averaged six yards per carry. The Ursinus commit added twenty receptions and was named a first team RB in the Frontier Division. Moore will be joined in the backfield by senior fullback Darius Watson. Senior quarterback Ty Romance is healthy again after suffering an injury in Week 1 last year. Moore told Paul Roberts of SV Sports to keep an eye out for 6'1 junior WR/DB Trey Lear. Jamie Gray, Andrew Kirk, T.J. Howard, and Danny Aselton will be counted on once again in the trenches. Gray is a 6'4, 305-pound senior. Senior tight end Shane Callen (6'3, 225) is back as well. The (6-5) Phantoms ended up in second place in the Frontier Division last season after a 42-0 loss to Pope John Paul II. Those teams will square off on Saturday, October 21st. Moore has lofty expectations for this year's squad. "We're looking to go to the PAC Championship to be quite honest. That's our big goal this year," he said.