Upper Perk hands Bears fourth defeat

Action from the Boyertown - Upper Perk game Friday night.

After a 56-6 loss to the Pottsgrove Falcons, the Boyertown Area High School football team was looking for its second league win. They took on Perk Valley, a team that was undefeated coming into the game. The Vikings scored 21 points in the second quarter in a 42-7 victory over the Bears. Boyertown is 1-4 overall and 1-3 in league play. Senior Matt Moccia had 18 carries for 69 yards with the lone touchdown.

The Vikings started with the ball,s but Boyertown senior Gray Garber recovered a fumble which gave the Bears the bal at the Perk Valley 26 yard line. Boyertown was unable to convert on the turnover, but they didpin the Vikings deep in their own territory.

The Bears had chances with some good field position, but were unable to put points on the board. That's something that coaches know needs to change in future games.

'We had opportunities but we have to convert,' said head coach Mark Scisly. 'Perk Valley is a good team and we're playing a tough stretch in Pottsgrove, Perk Valley and Spring-Ford. We have to work to get better. We're not where we need to be. '

Perk Valley used a 12-play drive that covered 88 yards.

The Vikings started at their 11 yard line. Junior quarterback Rasaan Stewart threw a 19 yard strike to sophomore tight end Darrell Philpotto at the Vikings 35 yard line. The two would connect on a 16 yard pass play to the Bears' 40 yard line. Junior fullback Mark Bonomo scampered 15 yards giving Perk Valley a first and goal at the 10 yard line. Stewart punched it in from two yards out. Jamie Biddle added the extra point to make the score 7-0 with 11:35 in the second quarter.

The Boyertown offense started at its four yard line and struggled unable to move the ball down field. A very bad punt gave the Vikings a first down at the Boyertown 25 yard line. On the second play from scrimmage, junior wide out Dakota Clanagan ran 25 yards for the touchdown. Biddle added the extra point, to increase their lead to 14-0 with 4:32 left in the first half.

'We didn't execute well and we missed assignments,' said Scisly. 'We have to play better.'

Boyertown's last offensive series of the first half started at its 20 yard line. The junior quarterback threw an 11 yard pass to Eric Heller to give the Bears a first down at their 31 yard line. Three plays later Pasik fumbled the ball and Vikings Damar Fletcher recoveed, giving Perk Valley excellent field position yet again. Steward scampered 58 yards for a three touchdown lead 21-0 going into the halftime.

The Vikings started the second half with the hall at the 43 yard line. A 52 yard run by Kean McNight gave the Vikings a first-and-goal at the five yard line. Stewart threw a screen pass to McKnight for a five yard touchdown reception. Biddle added the extra point to make the score 28-0 early in the third quarter.

Perk Valley added two more scores. One was capped by a 62 yard pass from Stewart to Clanagan. The other was a two yard run by McKnight. Boyertown's lone touchdown was a two yard run by Matt Moccia.

The Bears will travel to Royersford to take on the defending PAC-10 champion Spring-Ford Rams Friday at Coach McNelly Stadium.

'They're a big physical team and they have a good quarterback, running back and wide receiver,' said Scisly. 'They have a talented team and we have to come ready to play.'

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