Sterling, VA (September 22, 2017) – Tonight represented a chance for two teams to get on the winning track. In front of a homecoming crowd, maybe it was time for the Park View Patriots to get their first victory. On the other side of the field, the Loudoun Valley Vikings were hoping for the same.
The Vikings had a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Patriot quarterback Tony Lampe broke off a long run to tie the score early in the second period, and the optimism in the home stands was palpable. Well, for a moment it was palpable and then the Vikings' John Rock Swartz showed up.
Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
By halftime, the game was over. And Swartz' three rushing touchdowns and one more on a reception was all it took. The Loudoun Valley running back tore through the Park View defense and quickly turned that temporary optimism into frustration. Just like that, as the band marched on to the field and the homecoming court assembled, it was 41-14.
The Patriots rallied to open up the second half with a touchdown pass from Lampe to Josue Miguel. But Swartz took over again, rushing for two more touchdowns in the third period before turning over his fourth quarter duties to Luke Gilboy, who scored the team's final touchdown.
Lampe scored once again, but Park View could never pull themselves back in the game. Still, after four pretty difficult outings you have to admire that they were still playing hard when the final whistle blew.
Final score: Loudoun Valley 62 - Park View 28.
|Players that could be clearly identified by jersey number are listed in the links below. Additional photos of these and other players may be found by reviewing the full gallery.|
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