Downingtown East navigated the challenge of making states through playbacks with only one spot available for the four quarterfinal losers.
“It’s a really tough road, especially when Pennridge beat us 1-0 and then we had to comeback and beat Pennsbury, the No. 2 seed, and Spring-Ford, who in my opinion is one of the top teams in the district and the state,” Reed said. “To win four games, go 4-1 against district opponents, I’m really proud of them. They play with tons of energy and heart and there’s a lot of passion there.”