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Spring-Ford Runs through Perkiomen Valley On Way to Season Opening Win

Tagged under: District 1, Gameday Hub, News

| September 26, 2020


Pic: Kathy Leister,

In an important Pioneer Athletic Conference opener, the Spring-Ford Rams looked to be in mid-season form both running the ball and on defense. 

Out of the gate, the physical Rams’ offensive line created big holes for running tandem Nicholas Teets and Harry Adieyefeh. The big guys up front set the tone, as the Spring-Ford offense was able to march 80 yards down the field to score on their first possession. 

Not to be outdone, the Ram’s defense dominated the first half. Forcing back to back 3-and-outs to open the game, the defensive unit kept the Perkiomen Valley offense on its heels the entire half. 

And in the second quarter, when the Vikings finally seemed to be putting drives together, unforced penalties, a fumble on a mishandled snap, and a forced throw leading to an interception by Ram’s lockdown corner Naphtali Stein, continually shifted the momentum in favor of Spring-Ford. 

Trailing 17-0, Perkiomen Valley entered the half with only 24 yards of total offense. 

It was the Ram’s running offense that dictated the pace of the game. Adieyefeh racked up 124 yards on 23 carries in the first half and almost 200 yards for the game. Teets, the change of pace back, added two touchdowns as the Vikings defense struggled all game to find a way to stop the running back duo. Adding to the offensive dominance, Spring-Ford kicker Alex Nadeau was a perfect 2 for 2 on field goals and added 3 PATs.

Throughout most of the evening, Perkiomen Valley quarterback Danny Koehler struggled to get comfortable as he continually scrambled away from the tough Spring-Ford defensive front led by Donnie Nicoline’s two sacks. 

Trailing 24-0, Koehler finally settled in during the 4th quarter, showing off his big arm with multiple long completions and two mobile touchdowns on the ground while scrambling, but the game was already out of reach.

The 27-13 final score was never as close as the scoreboard suggested, as both Vikings touchdowns came with less than five minutes to go in the game.  

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