Interboro can’t keep up with high-flying Perk Valley
PHOENIXVILLE » Perkiomen Valley quarterback Cole Peterlin and wide receiver Isaiah Domine connected for three touchdowns and more than 150 yards through the air Saturday as the Vikings put a 42-14 pasting on Interboro in a game played at Phoenixville High School.
“It started last year, we’d throw some deep balls in practice,” said Domine, who had five receptions for 154 yards on the afternoon. “We executed them in practice, then tried them out in games and it worked. This year, we got the ball rolling and we keep making it work.”
That connection has surely been working so far this season.
For the year, Domine leads the Pioneer Athletic Conference in receiving yards (285) and receiving touchdowns (eight) on 15 receptions. Peterlin, who finished with 446 passing yards Saturday, currently leads the league in passing yards (812) and is among the leaders in passing touchdowns (nine).
“Cole is a good quarterback. We expect him to spread the ball around,” said Perk Valley head coach Rob Heist. “We liked the matchup we saw in particular with Isaiah this week. He’s a tough kid to cover — he’s got good size, good hands, good speed. We try to take advantage of that every chance we can.”
The Vikings (2-2 overall) took advantage of that matchup on a broken play during their opening possession.
On third and 13 late in the first quarter, Peterlin dropped the snap, then picked it up and rolled to his left before hitting a wide open Domine who took it down the sideline the rest of the way for a 55-yard touchdown and the game’s opening score.
Then after Interboro’s ensuing possession resulted in a muffed punt attempt, Peterlin carried it in from 23 yards out to give Perk Valley an early 14-0 lead.
Perk Valley’s defense had Interboro (1-3 overall) bottled up for most of the first half, though a pair of costly penalties put the Bucs in prime scoring position midway through the second quarter. Interboro finally got on the board when Mike Moore capped a 10-play, 65yard possession with a twoyard run through the middle to make it 14-7.
From that point, Perk Valley took total control.
The Vikings put together a four-minute 11-play drive that ended with Jacob Sturm barreling into the end zone with 2:19 left in regulation. Then after forcing a quick three-and-out by Interboro, the Vikings moved the ball quickly downfield and ended the half with Domine pulling in a beautiful pass on a double-move to give Perk Valley a 28-7 lead at the half.
“Our three losses, the other two teams (were) 3-0,” Interboro coach Steve Lennox said, referencing losses to Oxford and Archbishop Ryan before this weekend. “So we play a good schedule, a tough schedule. Hopefully we can benefit from these games.
“We’ve just got to get back on track and stay together.”
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