Video highlights from the game, shot by Darryl Grumling, edited by Frank Otto.
By Jeff Stover
GRATERFORD — Dakota Clanagan brought legitimate credentials to his latest assignment.
Legitimate enough to allay any concerns about his ability to step up and direct the Perkiomen Valley offense. No more proof was needed than the back story behind the Vikings’ 35-13 victory over Owen J. Roberts Friday at Thomas J. Keenan Stadium.
Called to duty with first-string quarterback Rasaan Stewart sidelined by an unspecified ailment, Clanagan responded in a big way. The junior completed 80 percent of his pass attempts, throwing for one touchdown and running for another in complement to the ground-pounding play of backfield mates Mark Bonomo and Kean McKnight.
“My usual spot is wide receiver,” Clanagan noted. “I was the starting junior-varsity quarterback last year, and I’m the (varsity) backup this year. But this is my first varsity start at quarterback.”
It didn’t take him long to settle into the job, however. Clanagan connected on his first eight tosses before missing one, throwing for 90 yards at a 12-for-15 clip. Along the way, he hooked up with Clay Domine on a 28-yard scoring toss that capped the Vikes’ 26-6 run in the first half of the Pioneer Athletic Conference contest.
“I just wanted to not let the team down,” he said.