Small School Team # 10 Penns Manor (6) 0-0Written by: David Mika on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Penns Manor put the Heritage Conference back on the statewide radar with its impressive 12-2 season which ended with a District 6 A championship, PIAA playoff victory and berth in the state semifinals opposite Southern Columbia.
The Comets ran, ran, ran and ran some more to get within a game of the PIAA finals, averaging more than 280 yards per game on the ground, and the player who spearheaded that ground attack is back.
Danny Ferens, a senior who has generated FBS and FCS interest, amassed 2,758 yards of total offense (2,129 rushing, 629 passing, 38 total TD) and earned an All-State selection as an offensive specialist. Ferens has run for 3,776 career yards and could become Penns Manor’s first career 4,000-yard rusher. Ferens is joined offensively by the return of four starting offensive linemen plus tight end Corey Brown.
The Comets own a 31-5 overall record the last three seasons. The Heritage Conference’s only previous repeat District 6 champion was Laurel Valley, who claimed consecutive Class A crowns in 1989 and 1990.
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