It’s nearly a week since Valley View and Allentown Central Catholic put on a display in Class 3A state football playoff battle that will rank among the most entertaining offensive games ever involving a District 2 team.


It’s nearly a week since Valley View and Allentown Central Catholic put on a display in Class 3A state football playoff battle that will rank among the most entertaining offensive games ever involving a District 2 team.
Valley View’s season may have ended in a 61-54 shootout but the effort will rank among the all-time best.
125 total points and 1,183 total yards are eye-popping numbers. But the shake-your-head stat line was the rapid-fire way touchdowns were scored. The first TD of the game occurred just 2:06 into the game when Brendan Nosovitch hit Jaden Snyder-Scipio on a 63 yard TD toss. The fun had just begun.
34 points were scored in the first period. Touchdowns came 3:01, 5:00, 1:46 and :05 apart.
27 points were tallied in the second period. Those scores came 3:49, 2:01, 1:26 and 4:38 apart.
34 points were registered in the third period. With :59, 1:44, 2:27, 2:51 and 3:45 separating one score from the next.
And finally, when both teams had to finally catch their breath, only 20 points were tallied in the last quarter with 5:36, 3:00 and 6:13 separating the TD’s from the end of the third period through the fourth quarter.
While the rapid-fire points production had most fans opting not to visit the concession stand during the game in fear of missing another big play, individual efforts were also mind-boggling.
ACC’s Nosovitch had 22.3 yards per completion on a 22-35-1 passing effort. He averaged 38 yards per TD pass en route to eight TD tosses. His favorite receiver, Kevin Gulyas posted 24.4 yards per catch on nine catches and had five TD’s. Snyder-Scipio followed with 22 yards per catch on eight receptions and two TD’s.
VV’s Tyler Philips averaged 9.6 yards per carry and scored three times on 19 runs while Tyler Kapinus posted 10.6 yards per rush and a TD on 15 carries. Don’t forget Pat Jeffers who posted 7.7 yards per run and one score on 17 attempts. QB, Liam Callejas did not have any of those gaudy numbers but produced 119 total yards and three TD’s via either throw or run.
Valley View averaged 9.5 yards per rush while ACC averaged 14 yards per pass ATTEMPT.
Penn State-bound Nyeem Wartman had 10 tackles in the game and two catches for 49 yards and two scores including a jugging over-the-shoulder catch.
South Carolina-bound Nosovitch fired beebees when needed and soft-as-a-feather bombs. In either case, receivers rarely had to fully extend their arms to catch the tightly-spiraled tosses.   
Have to wonder how Nosovitch either wasn’t recruited by Penn State or got away since he signed after his junior year.
ACC took advantage of the game’s final break when the Cougars never got a handoff exchange and turned the ball over with under 2:00 left in a 54-54 game.
After Nosovitch converted a fourth and 17 from the VV 23 for his eighth TD toss with :31 left, the Cougars pushed the ball to the ACC 23. On the final play of the game a QB sack put an end to the Cougars’ season but not the respect they earned from the defending state champions and those in attendance.
It was a game that will be talked about for years to come.