Feliz-Platt’s Four TDs Power Seneca Valley Past Rockville
For the second week in a row, Adrian Feliz-Platt scored four touchdowns and for the second week in a row the Seneca Valley defense scored more points than the opposition. This week, the Screaming Eagles defeated to Rockville to take on the now 1-3 Rockville Rams 49-0.
After kicking to Rockville, the Seneca Valley defense forced a punt. The Seneca Valley offense lead by quarterback Clarence “Petey” Gaskins had the Screaming Eagles on the scoreboard after a handoff and run by Feliz-Platt for the first of his four touchdowns.
Rockville could not move the ball effectively against the swarming Seneca Valley defense. The Rams would be forced to punt from their own 15 yard-line. The snap would go over the punters head and into the end zone where Seneca Valley’s junior linebacker Dione Jordan would pounce on the ball to put the Screaming Eagles up 14-0 with 6:24 remaining in the first quarter. It was Jordan’s third-, and the Screaming Eagles fourth defensive touchdown this season.
“Defensively, we are playing outstanding,” said Seneca Valley’s Head Coach Fred Kim after the game. “Our Defense or special teams have had a touchdown in every game so far this year. The kids are playing fast, they are playing downhill. That is the way we coach these guys, we want maximum aggression and minimal thinking and just playing downhill.”
The next Rockville offensive series would end with another big defensive play. This time from senior defensive back Donovan Beckett-Simms, who would step in front of Rockville senior quarterback, Brandon Geddes’ pass giving Seneca excellent field position.
A few plays later Seneca Valley’s Darius Golston would bull his way down to the one-yard line before being stopped by the Rams. But, on the next play he would power into the end zone to put Seneca Valley up 21-0 in the first quarter.
“We have a really tough offensive line,” said Kim. “They are excellent tough kids and they are coachable.” The line which is made up of senior guards Avram Baicu and Nate Jack, senior tackle Michael Hite and junior tackle Kyle Limardo, and senior center Michael Hoffmann-Hackett, opend holes for Feliz-Platt and Golston all night. As well as protecting Gaskins when he dropped back to pass.