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FOOTBALL: Potent Perkiomen Valley is a team to watch


By Darryl Grumling, dgrumling@21st-CenturyMedia.com

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

GRATERFORD — Last year, Perkiomen Valley’s no-huddle offense took the Pioneer Athletic Conference by storm, setting league single-season records for most plays from scrimmage (562) and total offense (3,840 yards).
And to hear record-setting Vikings quarterback Rasaan Stewart, the Vikings aren’t planning to exit the fast lane anytime soon.
“This year we want to try and speed it up even more,” he said.
Those words are likely to make opposing defensive coordinators shudder, as will the presence of a proliferation of returning skill people for PV, which went 7-2 in PAC-10 play and 8-3 overall last year for its best showing in five seasons.
It all starts with Stewart, a 6-foot-1, 196-pound triple threat whose 2,285 combined passing/rushing yards last year was the third-highest single-season total in league history.
Feature back Mark Bonomo adds balance in heading a rushing attack that ranked second in the league last year, with wideout Clay Domine (league-highs of 41 catches and 685 yards) and slotback Dakota Clanagan providing a couple of dangerous targets for Stewart.
“We’ve been fortunate to have athletes that can make plays,” PV coach Scott Reed said. “It doesn’t matter what kind of offense you run, you have to have players who can make plays, and have an offensive line that can move people.”
“I think we just have to keep focused,” said Stewart, who has 12 Division I offers, including Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Rutgers and Temple. “We have to keep fighting and working hard, because it’s not going to come easy. We have to keep focused and keep our heads on straight.”
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