FORT WASHINGTON, PA -
Despite starting the game trailing 3-0, the Perkiomen Valley Vikings offense put up four 1st half touchdowns to defeat the Upper Dublin Cardinals, 31-9, on Friday night in Fort Washington. The Vikings offense was led by quarterback Cole Peterlin, who threw for two touchdown passes on the night.
The Cardinals started off on the right foot early in the first quarter as quarterback Julian Gimbel connected with his wide receiver Jack Jamison on a deep ball, setting up a first and goal for Upper Dublin. But the PV defense put up a wall and held the Cardinals to just a 19-yard field goal by Cardinals kicker Chris Barbera.
The Viking offense stalled on their first drive and gave the ball to Gimbel and the Upper Dublin offense. But Gimbel gave the ball right back, fumbling it away and allowing PV's Kevin Delacruz to snatch it up. On the next play, running back Jon Moccia ran it into the end zone to give his Vikings the lead for good.
Following the two touchdown passes by Peterlin, which gave PV a 21-3 lead, Upper Dublin's Malik Bootman scampered for a 45-yard touchdown run that was set up by a tremendous kickoff return by Lucas Roselli. A bad snap on the point after led to a 21-9 score, and then Perk Valley finished the half with a 12-play, 70-yard drive for another touchdown, making it 28-9 at the intermission.
The lone score in a defensive, slower-paced second half was a PV field goal, leading to a 31-9 win for the Vikings. Perkiomen Valley is now 2-0 on the season and will travel to Pennridge next Friday night. This was Upper Dublin's first game of the year, so the 0-1 Cardinals will look to get their first win on the season at Lansdale Catholic next Friday night.
Highlight Video Below:
Highlights by Jesse Goldstein
To watch the rebroadcast of the game CLICK HERE.