Saturday, November 10, 2012

Perkiomen Valley 42, Saucon Valley 35

By Dennis Weller
Special to The Mercury

HELLERTOWN — Perkiomen Valley never feels it’s out of a football game. Not with its no-huddle offense, not with its quick-strike capability.
And not even after falling behind by three touchdowns after a little more than a quarter, as in Friday night’s season-ending, non-league contest at Saucon Valley.
Even then, it took the Vikings almost the rest of the evening to finally catch and go ahead of the Panthers. PV tied it on a 72-yard touchdown run by Mark Bonomo midway through the fourth quarter, took its first lead of the game on a 39-yard scoring toss from Rasaan Stewart to Dakota Clanagan with 2-1/2 minutes to go, and then stopped the hosts at the two-yard line as time ran out to preserve a thrilling 42-35 win.
The well-balanced, big-play offense for Perkiomen Valley (8-3) ran up 505 total yards. Saucon Valley (4-7) racked up 462 yards of its own, with junior running back Nick Savant dodging and darting his way to 298 yards and four touchdowns on 38 carries.
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