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Huskies roar past Pleasant Valley

After struggling the first five weeks of the season, the Huskies of Dieruff earned a 30-14 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win Friday night with a dominating second half.

“We weren’t tackling very well. We were getting to the point of attack but couldn’t wrap up on defense,” Dieruff head coach Kyle Byller explained.

“The second half we went back to basics and played Dieruff football.”

Pleasant Valley received the opening kickoff, the last play of the game for their star running back Nasai Moon.

Moon fell in the scrum of the tackle and did not return to the game due to a leg injury.

Utilizing their passing game, the Bears drove 56 yards on their first drive, which ended with a Michael Brown touchdown.

Following an interception, Pleasant Valley began its next drive at their own 28-yard line.

Again, the Bears used their passing game directed by quarterback Aidan McHugh.

McHugh took over the starting role after starting quarterback Brandon Keyes went down in week four.

McHugh threw a perfect 22-yard pass to Tristian Gerstenmaier giving the Bears an early 14-0 lead.

The 72-yard drive proved the last scoring drive for the Bears Friday night.

The Huskies battled from behind capitalizing on a time-consuming drive just before half.

Quarterback Quidanie Vega punched in the second quarter touchdown cutting the deficit to 14-6 entering halftime.

Following a stalled drive by the Huskies to start the second half, Pleasant Valley’s turnover woes began.

The Bears fumbled a punt on their own 18 yard line, setting the Huskies up with great field position.

The Huskies quickly capitalized on the mistake and scored their second touchdown.

Eric-Braijon Ortiz took a hand off and dove into in the end zone making the score 14-12 with 5:52 left in the third quarter.

The next Dieruff drive ended with a fumble at the Bears 8 yard line.

Just when it looked like Pleasant Valley’s luck was turning around, they put the ball on the ground the first play following the Dieruff turnover.

The Huskies regained possession at the 12 yard line and scored in only three plays with another Ortiz touchdown run.

With the score at 18-14, the Bears were very much still in the game.

That was until the following drive when McHugh’s shovel pass was intercepted and returned 59 yards for another Dieruff touchdown.

Following a turnover on downs, Dieruff produced one last scoring drive and put the game out of reach.

Backup quarterback Ejau Collazo scored a 17-yard touchdown giving Dieruff a 30-14.


... After falling behind 14-0, the Huskies scored 30 unanswered points to gain the victory.


... In the second half Pleasant Valley turned the ball over three times, giving away any chance they had to beat the Huskies.