The West Chester East Vikings looked to capitalize on the game's opening possession, but saw both of their first two drives end in turnovers to the Downingtown West Whippets' defense.
Freshman starting quarterback, #3 John-John Roberts, threw an interception on the first play from scrimmage which led to a long field goal attempt by the Whippets.
After a close miss to the left of the uprights, the Vikings took over possession and again fumbled on the drive's first play. But this time, the Whippets defense converted when #9 McMahon took the ball back to the end zone.
The Whippets took a 14-0 lead when #2 Jonathan Reyes carried it in. He had 46 rushing yards in the half.
The momentum swayed in East's direction when the defense picked up a safety and Roberts got the ball back.
Rob Ritrovado made it a game when he brought of his five catches in for a score. He had 86 yards on his five receptions.
With the score at 14-9 and a rejuvenated East crowd chanting "we believe that we will win," the Whippets buckled down with just over 2:40 left on the clock and drove down the field to impressively the quiet the home side.
On a fourth and two situation, Whippet quarterback #19 Kegel ran 19 yards for the touchdown. He had 31 passing yards to compliment his 36 yards on the ground.
At halftime the Whippets lead the Vikings, 21-9.