Rams’ rally not enough in loss to PV


Anthony Goldsmith / Staff Photographer

Spring-Ford’s football team competes against Perkiomen Valley on Sept. 25.

Anthony Goldsmith , Sports Editor

Spring Ford traveled to Perkiomen Valley on Friday for unquestionably the biggest game of the season. 

The rivalry between these two football programs is no secret. 

To this point: The Rams and Vikings have traded Pioneer Athletic Conference championships the last six years. The hype was so intense, the game was sold out by Thursday. Battle of the Horns, a documentary produced by Spring-Ford graduates Matt Dunne and Johnny Zawislak, stands at over two thousand views the past three months.

Unfortunately for the Rams, they could not conquer Thomas J Kennan stadium in a 28-22 thriller. 

The Vikings were difficult to stop. Led by All-PAC quarterback Ethan Kohler, the Perkiomen Valley offense moved the ball against the Rams defense whether it was on the ground or in the air. At the end of the first half Perkiomen Valley was up 14-0, as the Rams could not get much success against a strong Vikings defense. 

That story would change in the second half as the Rams returned from the locker room looking like a whole new football team. 

Senior Harry Adieyefeh broke free from the Perk Valley defense to take it to the house on a 50-yard run to open the scoring for the Rams’ offense. Spring-Ford added another score with a 4-yard run by Adieyefeh to tie the game. 

Perkiomen Valley responded with back-to-back touchdowns, though, taking a commanding lead in the fourth quarter. Despite getting within a score later in the quarter, the Rams could not complete the comeback. 

Adieyefeh ended the game with 23 rushing attempts for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Freed went 6-for-16 for 81 yards and Matt Zollers would go 6-for-12 for 69 yards and a touchdown as both players rotated leading the Rams’ offense.