Perkiomen Valley dismantles Methacton, 60-0

GRATERFORD >> The beginning of the season is all about taking steps in the right direction.

PV's # 10 Tim Nester hits Methacton's QB # 11 Jason Eckman causing a fumble....Photo/Tom Kelly III
Perkiomen Valley’s  Tim Nestor forces a fumble on Methacton quarterback Jason Eckman in the first quarter. (Tom Kelly III – For The Mercury).

Perkiomen Valley took a huge step last weekend, rallying from behind for a second half come-from-behind win over Council Rock North.

On Friday night, the Vikings took several steps and hit their stride against Methacton in the Battle Ax game.

The Vikings, defending their PAC-10 title, dismantled Methacton 60-0 at Perkiomen Valley’s Thomas J. Keenan Stadium in both team’s PAC-10 regular season opener.

“They (Methacton) fought us hard in the beginning, but we were able to get things going our way,” said Perkiomen Valley head coach Scott Reed. “Once we got it rolling, we didn’t look back.”

It took a series, but the Vikings (1-0 PAC-10; 2-0 overall) hit their stride early on.

After going three-and-out on their opening series, the Vikings defense made the big play to turn the tide.

On the second play of Methacton’s second series, Tim Nestor and TJ Foley combined for a sack-fumble with Foley recovering it at the 17-yard line.

“We had trouble making the big play last week against Council Rock,” said Foley. “Our defense worked hard all week as result, and it definitely paid off.”

Following the recovered fumble, the Vikings worked their way down to the 1-yard-line where David Williams pounded it in for one of his four total touchdowns on the afternoon.

The PV defense stopped Methacton (0-1 PAC-10; 0-2 overall) from crossing midfield on the evening, limiting the Warriors to just 94 total offensive yards.

In the ensuing nine offensive series, Perkiomen Valley marched the ball down field with ease, scoring on their next nine yards (barring when the team took a knee to run the clock out at the half).

Quarterback Stephen Sturm finished the game completing 10 of 15 passes for 116 yards with four touchdowns while also carrying the ball six times for 24 yards.

Perkiomen Valley's Ronnie Arch celebrates his touchdown with Chris Jimenez. Tom Kelly III - For The Mercury
Perkiomen Valley’s Ronnie Arch celebrates his touchdown with Chris Jimenez. Tom Kelly III – For The Mercury

“We set our pace early on, and really started to wear out the defense,” said Sturm. “That opened everything up for us. Once we got the defense on their heels, we were able to open the playbook up and basically do anything we wanted.”

Sturm also connected with Justin Jaworski (four receptions, 45 yards), Aaron Morton (one reception, five yards) running backs Ronnie Arch (one reception, 36 yards) and David Williams (three receptions, 10 yards) for a touchdown.

Williams took advantage of the defense on its heels, taking nine carries for 72 yards and three scores.

Arch racked up 64 yards on five carries as the PV offense totaled 291 yards on the ground.

“We went out there and played fast and physical,” said Williams. “Our line was working hard, giving us more chances to run.”

Arch also sang praises of the big guys in the trenches.

“Our linemen are definitely  giving our skill guys the chances to make big plays,” he said. “We’ve all been working so hard in practice and it definitely showed tonight.”

The balance of attack both through the air and on the ground is something Reed hopes the team will get accustomed to as the season goes on.


“We did a really good job of keeping a balanced attack on offense,” said Reed. “As a coach, that’s something you really like to see. If we can move the ball well with the pass and keep a good ratio with the run game, it makes us that much tougher to defend.”

The Vikings will look to keep their stride going next weekend as they take on Pottgrove next Friday night.

Methacton will look to get back on track next Saturday in a Saturday afternoon game with Phoenixville.

NOTES >> Jason Eckman completed four passes for 33 yards for Methacton. … Zack Skalecki rushed the ball 10 times for 27 yards in the loss. … Garrett Patla made six of eight special teams attempts, having two of his kicks blocked by the Methacton defense.

The Perkiomen Valley student section honors 9/11 during the game against Methacton Friday night.
The Perkiomen Valley student section honors 9/11 during the game against Methacton Friday night.




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