NEWTOWN – Council Rock North senior offensive lineman Pat Bartlett, of Newtown, has been selected to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Dec. 22 at AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Targeted to play in the Big Ten Conference, the 6-5, 300-pound guard/tackle for the Indians received his first scholarship offer in February from the University of Illinois. Bartlett has also gotten looks from Temple, Syracuse and Rutgers.
"Pat is a tremendous force on both our offensive and defensive line," commented first-year head coach Matt McHugh. "When he wants to go, he can dominate opposing players in the trenches.
"Pat has the ability to finish blocks on the O-Line and take on double teams on the D-Line. His ability to go both ways this year makes us a better team.
One of four senior co-captains for the Rock, Bartlett has also established himself as a team leader.
"Pat has taken on the role of a leader and prepares himself both mentally and physically," added McHugh. "He gives us everything he has in the tank week in and week out."
Currently 1-4, overall, 1-2 in the Suburban One National League, the Indians registered a historic win this season when they outpaced Pennsbury 13-7 Sept. 24 at Walt Snyder Stadium. The triumph over the Falcons was the first for McHugh and the first ever for Council Rock North as the Indians hadn't defeated Pennsbury since 1999, which was before the creation of CR North and CR South.