Like many Fridays during the fall the Perkiomen Valley football team once again got suited up for their game. This week on the 27th the Vikings went up against the Norristown Eagles. After their game last week against O.J.R., the team was coming off of a win.
In the first quarter, neither team scored due to the defensive lines staying strong on both sides. During the second quarter though Jacob Sturm ended up with a touchdown and the kick was good. There was just 2 minutes and 10 seconds left before halftime. At the end of the second quarter the score was 7-0 Vikings.
With the start of the third quarter, it was a steady back and forth game. Neither team prevailed until there was 3 minutes 32 seconds left. This is when Mike Doughtery made his move catching a throw from Ethan Kohler at 17 yards out. The extra point was added making it now 14-0 Vikings. Finally, the fourth quarter came around and the Vikings continued to get the job done. The Vikings were able to score two more touchdowns, both of which were made by Jon Moccia. The Vikings scored a total of 28 points.
“The defense was outstanding tonight. Any time you can shut out an opposing league team as talented and quick and athletic as Norristown that is an outstanding job done by our defense. I thought the second half our offense finally came to life this season and we started executing the way we expect to at this school. So our second half is what we expect and we hope to build on that for next week.” (Coach Heist)
Ethan Kohler, quarterback, agrees with what Coach Heist says “The defense is doing an amazing job and the team capitalized on them during the second half. Offensively though the unit has to come out stronger and avoid getting off to these slow starts.”
On October 4th the football team will have the home crowd cheering them on while they take on the Methacton Warriors. Methacton is a rivalry for the team and they are excited to be playing them so they can keep the Battle Axe trophy at home.