Germantown needs a victory this Saturday against Bartram (at 2 p.m.) to solidify a place in the Public League Gold Division playoffs.
The Bears played well, but come up short against Frankford, 24-22, last week. Germantown was stung by an accumulation of little things, dropped passes, missed tackles, a few missed assignments.
It’s been an interesting year for the Bears, who have beaten Public League Class AAAA champion Northeast, played well against perennial power George Washington, and sit at 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the league.
Running back/defensive back Will Parks has been exceptional, intercepting a pass against Frankford and scoring twice. Aaron Boyd picked up close to 100 all-purpose yards and ran two kickoffs back for touchdowns, one was called back on a penalty. The Bears are right there, proving this season they can compete against the best in the Public League. It’s a matter of smoothing out the small mistakes.
“That’s basically what it is; we just have to fight through the crucial points in games where we make mistakes, we need to play through it,” Germantown coach Michael Hawkins said. “These kids fight. They know they can win. If we can get everyone on the same page, and get the same effort, playing every play like it’s their last play, we’re going to be okay. We’ve demonstrates that we can play with the big boys. We can we keep it going if we minimize the mistakes.”