ALLENTOWN - Pleasant Valley coach Jimmy Terwilliger stated that he was always taught that you do what you have to do to win ball games.
Several players on the Pleasant Valley football team showed they have the capability of doing just that in what turned out to be a commanding 52-14 victory over Dieruff last night.
However, it was Austyn Borre that pointed the Bears in the right direction and to an eventual victory at J. Birney Crum.
Borre started by setting-up the Bears' first touchdown by breaking free for a 59-yard run, which then set-up senior Josh Thorton's three-yard touchdown, which gave the Bears a quick 7-0 lead only 50 seconds into the game. Borre then continued to take the game into his owns hands.
The freshman running back helped the Bears build a comfortable lead on the night rattling off 246 yards on eight carries. On those eight carries, Borre crossed the goal line four times. Borre was able to account for all those numbers in a matter of just 12 minutes and 34 seconds.
It wasn't about the impressive numbers, it wasn't about the glory of scoring four times, and it wasn't about how much time it took him to do so.
For Borre, it was simply about doing what he was set out to do.
"It 's all about putting points on the board to help my team out," Borre said. "I just love coming out here and doing my job."
Borre did so with ease. He didn't have far to score his first touchdown, which was a two-yard plunge, but after that Borre found wide open spaces ahead of him in two of his next three carries.
After being pulled down for his lone carry for a loss, the 5-9 180-pound Bears rusher wasn't caught at all once he broke free for a 46 and a 62-yard touchdown.
"I cannot do it without my front line. I wouldn't want to have anybody else on that front line but those five guys," Borre said. "I wouldn't be able to do what I can do and run the ball like I did tonight."
Michael Benner, Dom Ammirato, Ardi Komoni, Tom Hollins and Dennis Stanhope make up that line, which Borre was quick to pay tribute for his memorable day.
Terwilliger echoed by attributing their leadership for lending a hand to Borre and the rest of the Bears' ground game.
"Those guys really blocked hard for him and I'm sure he would say the same thing," Terwilliger said. "They're all seniors up front and you have a freshman in the back. They have kind of taken him in under their wings. So, it's kind of a neat situation."
After Borre set the tone early on, the Huskies were able to score twice themselves on a 80-yard touchdown run by Shakur Lester and a 45-yard touchdown reception from Jovon Reyes to Lester. Then Bears' senior Josh Perry showed his skills with a 25-yard touchdown right before the half to initiate the mercy rule for the second half.
"It's kind of interesting because Pleasant Valley football for the last four years that I have coached here has been in a lot of tight ball games," Terwilliger said. "We haven't been in a lot of games where we had overwhelming wins. It's nice to come down and see our guys perform and be able to get reps for the other guys that might not see a lot of time."
"That's not something to be expected in this league. I'm sure that the rest of the way we're going to have to prepare and work hard for each victory."