Andrew Johnson said it to anyone and everyone on his Plumstead Christian soccer team who would listen.
"Boys," he said. "We've never lost when we sing that song."
The song was "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt," and the top-seeded Panthers gave a repeat performance on the sideline after defeating No. 3 New Hope-Solebury, 2-1, in the District 1 Class A championship game Thursday night at Wissahickon.
The program's first district title was fueled by Johnson, who scored the winner and played a stellar game on defense. The victory also snapped the Lions' dominance in the district playoffs. New Hope (15-4) was seeking its fourth straight championship.
The Panthers (17-2) will play the District 12 champion in the first round of the state tournament Tuesday. You know the song they'll be singing.
District 1 Class AAA Soccer Semifinals
Evan Vare's brilliant second half carried No. 4 seed Central Bucks East to a 4-1 defeat of No. 1 Unionville at Souderton. Vare scored four times in the second half.
Great Valley 1, Wissahickon 0 - Michael Carrigan's first-half goal gave No. 14 Great Valley a 1-0 win over No. 1 Unionville at Souderton.
Tri-County League Soccer Championship
Alvin Dahn returned after missing a game with illness to lead Phelps to its fourth straight league title, with a 2-1 decision against Perkiomen School.
Dahn scored both goals, including the winner with 15 minutes left after he beat three players and chipped the ball over the goalie.
Tri-County Christian Soccer Semifinals
Evan Needs' two goals were all Christian Academy needed to get past visiting Pilgrim Academy, 2-1.
Jerry Karalis scored off an assist from Shane McBride with two minutes left, and Haverford School downed Penn Charter, 1-0. Quinn Letter made three saves.