In­ter­boro can’t keep up with high-fly­ing Perk Val­ley

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - SPORTS - By Thomas Nash

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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