By Aaron Carter
Playing against Imhotep Charter in football has been a daunting task for opponents this season.
Friday night at Bethlehem’s Frank Banko Field was no different.
Imhotep overwhelmed Saucon Valley, 72-27, in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals and earned another trip to the state final in Hershey.
“We’re just physical freaks,” said Naseir “Pop” Upshur, a senior defensive end and tight end. “We can beat you from all sides. We have good players for every position. We dominate every time, so it’s hard to stop us.”
The Panthers (14-0, 6-0) scored 36 points in the second quarter and finished with 524 total yards – 455 coming on the ground.
Senior running back Mike Waters supplied 220 yards and four touchdowns on just 15 carries (14.6 per attempt). He also added a 48-yard touchdown catch, and all of his production came in the first half.