Monday, September 24, 2012
Pope John Paul II junior Nick Howarth was transported via medical helicopter to University of Pennsylvania hospital for serious injuries at the weekend game.
Monday, September 24, 2012
According to a Times Herald article, Pope John Paul II High School junior Nick Howarth was seriously injured while playing in a football game against Methacton High School, Sept. 22. The article states that Howarth, “was sandwiched on a kickoff return,” and lay immobilized on the field for approximately 20 minutes before being taken away in an ambulance. Howarth was said to be responsive, but was transported by medical helicopter to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, and was listed in serious condition. The PJP II Golden Panthers sustained another injury, according to the Herald, when its QB, junior James Bleming, was hit by the goal line and left with a collarbone injury, which may be season ending. The Methacton Warriors defeated …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Perkiomen Valley battled more than the Falcons in a Pac-10 pink event
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 …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Perk Valley's third straight come-from-behind tale is a hit with fans.
The problem with sequels is that they rarely live up to the original in drama or creativity. Last week’s Perkiomen Valley “comeback to a win” versus Pottstown was a hit with PV fans. This past Friday's sequel “How to declaw a Bear” is a blockbuster that had more plot twists and drama than the original. Our heroes, the Vikings, emerged with a 22-21 heart-stopping win against a team they had beaten only three times in their last 11 meetings. Perk Valley again allowed its opponent, the Bears in this case, to stroll out to an early lead of 14-0, before mounting a drive when Rasaan Stewart hit Clay Domine on a fade into the end zone to cut the lead in half with the Kyle Chudoba PAT. Two of the key performers in the previous two come-from-behind…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
After his game against Methacton, Patch caught up with the running back and asked him a few questions.
What position do you play? Running back What is the toughest part about being a running back? The toughest thing would be finding the holes. It’s harder than what it was in middle school. You have to be aware of what you need to do. Our offensive line is doing a great job, though. To go through the hole in the offensive line, they have to create an opening for me so I can get the chance for a touchdown for them." When did you start to play football, and why did you choose football? I started playing football when I was 4 with flag (football). My dad has always been a big fan of football and has been my inspiration to play and I just love the game. I love everything about it. Who are your role models? For playing-wise, I like Reggie Bush …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Chudoba's leg fuels Vikings come from behind victory over the Trojans
So far this season Perkiomen Valley (3-1 overall, 2-0 league) has been outscored in the first half by a margin of 55-26. However, they have been able to flip that script in the second half and overtime, thus winning three of four games. The latest is Friday's 29-21 win over Pottstown. Pottstown (1-1 league) utilized their speed early as Malik Brinkley and Monroe Hampton broke free, scoring on touchdown runs of 21 yards and 50 yards, respectively, before Sage Reinhart connected with Corey Baker on a 49-yard pass play, posting the visitors to a 21-0 lead. Perk Valley finally got on the board when senior captain Ryan Boyd fielded the kickoff at the 23 yard-line, following the Trojans' third scoring drive. After shaking three would-be tacklers…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Perkiomen Valley shut down the Trojans after spotting them three touchdowns
Pottstown took the opening kickoff and marched the length of the field to take a 7-0 lead en route to building a 21-0 bulge with two minutes to play in the first quarter when quarterback Sage Reinhart completed a 49-yard touchdown strike to Corey Baker. Perkiomen Valley senior Ryan Boyd got the ship righted for the Vikings as he rambled up the sideline, breaking four tackles on the way to a 77 touchdown on the ensuing kickoff following the Trojans getting up by 21 points. Perk Valley place kicker Kyle Chudoba connected on a 25-yard field goal as time expired in the first half to cut the Pottstown lead to 21-16 and added two more field goals to put Perkiomen Valley in position to take the lead. “We were totally fired up for the game tonight…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
PIAA class AAAA high school football non-league Souderton 34, Perk Valley 13
The Souderton Indians set the tone early Friday night as they marched the length of the field on the opening drive, which consumed all but four minutes of the first quarter, to jump out to a 6-0 lead over Perkiomen Valley as Division I recruit Javon White (9 carries, 40 yards) punched it in from one yard out. Even though a comedy of errors by the Vikings, including a botched snap on a punt, two interceptions and two lost fumbles, which fueled a 28-point first half outburst by Souderton and led to all but six of the host teams points, Coach Scott Reed was impressed with how his team responded and battled back. “I couldn’t be prouder of the way our team battled tonight,” said Reed. “We had some adversity tonight and fought to the bitter end…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Patch's new weekly feature spotlights a standout student.
One of the greatest things about covering sports is that you never know when a highlight is going to happen. It's one moment in time that will be the fodder for stories to share and pass on throughout the years. One such moment led to the Vikings starting the season with a win over former PAC-10 foe Lansdale Catholic last Friday night. In a game that carried over into the third overtime period, one play made the difference in the outcome of the game—one snap, one hold and more importantly one kick. After watching his team struggle with converting on the point after touchdown (PAT) attempts all night, Perkiomen Valley junior Jamie Biddle, who was walking to the side line following a 17-yard touchdown reception by Ryan Boyd, was summoned by …
Monday, September 5, 2011
PIAA high school football- Perkiomen Valley 27 Lansdale Catholic 26 - (3OT)
After weeks of camp and a couple of scrimmages, the Perkiomen Valley coaching staff was looking to see how their young team, led by sophomore quarterback Rasaan Stewart, would respond in a game situation. Following 48 minutes of football on Friday night, there were still not many answers to be found. The Vikings had endured a grueling four quarters of anything but inspired play, ending regulation in a 7-7 deadlock with Lansdale Catholic. It was the former PAC-10 foe Crusaders who got last season off to a rocky start by rallying from a 20-point, second half deficit to hand the Vikings a loss, from which they never really recovered. As the first time overtime got under way, Head Coach Scott Reed and his staff got a glimpse of the heart and …