Borre, Bears run over Allen
ALLENTOWN - For much of this season, Pleasant Valley's offense has gone through quarterback Brandon Leap.
And for good reason, as the senior is the active leader in District 11 passing with 3,861 career yards, 1,060 of which have come this season.
But on Saturday night against Allen, the Bears' offense went through sophomore running back Austyn Borre.
Borre torched the Canaries' defense for 213 yards and four scores, all in the first half, as Pleasant Valley (6-2) didn't attempt a pass en route to a 50-0 Mountain Valley Conference win.
For Borre, the output was the sophomore's most in a game this season, something he hopes to build on with only two contests remaining.
"I was just looking to come out and have fun tonight," Borre said. "We came out here and planned to run the ball a lot and we're getting better and better each week.
"I can't wait to play next week and hopefully have the same result."
For Pleasant Valley coach Jim Terwilliger, it was simply a case of next man up.
"In our offense, there's no superstar; there's only 11 guys that work together," Terwilliger said. "And that's the way we approach it. We don't need one guy, we need all 11 guys."
The Bears jumped on the Canaries (0-8) early, recovering an Allen fumble on the opening kickoff and scoring two plays later as Borre notched his first touchdown from three-yards out. Pleasant Valley needed just three plays on its next possession, which resulted in another Borre three yard TD, giving the sophomore two touchdowns in the first three and a half minutes of the game.
Nyiem Nevarez would return an Allen punt on the ensuing possession 43 yards for a touchdown to give PV a 21-0 lead halfway through the first quarter.
The Bears would get a 30-yard Dean Krcic field goal on their next possession and a 10-yard run from Borre at the start of the second quarter to take a 31-0 lead with 11:23 left in the first half.
The Canaries went three-and-out on their next possession, setting up a punt attempt deep in their own territory. As the Bears brought pressure up the middle, the ball went over punter Justice Anderson's head, forcing the senior to kick it out of the back of the end zone for a safety and a 33-0 Pleasant Valley lead.
The Bears took the ball after the free kick and went 19 yards on six plays, capped by Borre's fourth touchdown run from four yards out to take a commanding 40-0 lead with 7:56 remaining in the second quarter.
The touchdown also gave Pleasant Valley scores on its first five possessions of the half, a streak that ended when Dean Krcic missed a 23-yard field goal with late in the second quarter.
But a 40-0 lead at the intermission was enough to put the mercy rule into effect and give the Bears a chance to get a few younger players game experience, as Borre and the rest of the first team sat out the entire second half.
Pleasant Valley would get two more scores in the second half, as Krcic rebounded from his miss late in the first half to drill a 41-yard field goal midway through the third quarter and Michael Morris added a nine-yard scamper in the fourth for the final tally.
The Bears' defense also bounced back after giving up over 200 yards to East Stroudsburg's South's Niko Petrone in last week's 30-14 loss to the Cavaliers, holding the Canaries to 53 yards on the ground and 114 overall in Saturday's win.
The dominant effort on both sides of the ball gives Pleasant Valley momentum with only two MVC games remaining.
"We're looking forward to East Stroudsburg North," Terwilliger said of the Bears' next opponent. "That is our homecoming and we are looking forward to that."