As the Vikings trotted onto the turf at Thomas J Keenan Stadium on Friday night, a foe far more imposing than the Pottsgrove Falcons was in the Perkiomen Valley community's sights. The event hosted an effort to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.
Coach Reed's squad, the PV Football club and the more than 500 people, in attendance had targeted in their collective sights,
In a pre-game ceremony, cancer survivors and their families were welcomed to the track to be honored as a moment of silence was shared by all for those who have been lost to the dreaded disease.
The Perkiomen Valley Football club, whose efforts have been spearheaded by Tia Kilkenny, Mary Anne Boyd and James Clanagan just to name a few, along with Athletic Director Larry Glanski and Peggy Joe Krauth spent more than six weeks organizing the events of the evening. This is part of the combined Pioneer Athletic Conference monthlong initiative.
The field was adorned in pink from the jerseys on the players' backs, the cheerleaders' pom-poms, and even the parents and families purchased pink shirts emblazoned with “tackle a cure” on them.
PV lost to Pottsgrove, 34-6.
“They do a great job over there,” said Pottsgrove head coach Rick Pennypacker. “They are just a little undermanned right now. They will be good in the future, they are young and are pretty banged up right, tonight was about football and it was big game for us, but the pink games are for a much more important cause than a game.”
Pottsgrove 14 6 7 7 -34
Perkiomen Valley 0 6 0 0 -6
Pg-Hudgins 1 yd run (Bleakley kick)
Pg-Curtin 3 yd run (Bleakley kick)
PV-Stewart 1 yd run (kick failed)
Pg-Ambs 6 yd pass from Hudgins (pass failed)
Pg-Ludy 87 yd kickoff return (Bleakley kick)
Pg-Hudgins 3 yd run (Bleakley kick)