|Perkiomen Valley's Mark Bonomo (35) finds room around the end while Pottstown's Darrell Bookard (32) pursues in the first half of Friday's PAC-10 game. (Photo/Tom Kelly III)|
By Don Seeley
POTTSTOWN — Rasaan Stewart made up for lost time Friday night.
Unable to practice or play in last week’s game because of an upper body injury, and not even cleared to practice for Friday’s game until right before lunch, the Perkiomen Valley quarterback looked as if hadn’t missed a day of drills or even a game.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound junior kept the ball 15 times for 226 yards and four touchdowns and completed 8 of 13 passes for 166 more yards and another score to guide the Vikings to a 57-27 rout of Pottstown in their Pioneer Athletic Conference encounter at Grigg Memorial Field.
Say what you may about Perkiomen Valley’s offensive line — and Stewart sure praised the grunts up front — but Stewart’s ability to make the right reads and his versatility to run and throw the ball equally well turned a thriller at the half (24-21) into a lopsided affair at the end.
There’s no question Davon Mitchell’s 84-yard return of the second-half kickoff fired up the Vikings (2-0, 3-1 overall), but it was Stewart who fueled that fire with big play after big play after big play.
“He’s a special talent,” Vikings head coach Scott Reed said.
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|Perkiomen Valley quarterback Rasaan Stewart hurdles a Pottstown defender en route to a long gain during the first half of Friday's PAC-10 game. (Photo/Tom Kelly III)|
|Pottstown wide receiver Antonio Moore, left, hauls in a long pass from quarterback Sage Reinhart in front of Perkiomen Valley's Kean McKnight (32) and Martise Ray (4) during Friday's game. (Photo/Tom Kelly III)|
|Pottstown quarterback Sage Reinhart is tackled by Perkiomen Valley's Anthony Rotonda (25) and Danny Light (12) on a carry during Friday's PAC-10 game. (Photo/Tom Kelly III)|
|Pottstown's Brandon Tinson recovers a fumble to maintain possession for the Trojans during Friday's game against Perkiomen Valley. (Photo/Tom Kelly III)|