East deals Vikings SOC setback

Published 12:12 am Sunday, October 5, 2008

Crystal Gale once sang, “Don’t Take Me Half The Way.”

That’s the direction of the Symmes Valley Vikings Friday night in a 34-8 loss to the Sciotoville East Tartans.

The Tartans converted 8-of-15 third down situations and 2-of-3 fourth down plays. The Vikings had the ball inside the 20-yard line on five occasions and failed to score.

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“We just played half the game,” said Vikings coach Rusty Webb. “We played great defense on first and second downs, but on third and fourth downs we had a letdown.”

East drove for a touchdown on a drive that featured three third-down conversions. Bryan Hoover scored on a 3-yard run. Tyler Easthom blocked the extra point attempt.

Nathan Hood scored on a 6-yard quarterback draw as the lead went to 12-0 in the first quarter.

Hood hit Hoover with a 13-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 10:37 left in the half and it was 20-0.

The lead went to 26-0 late in the half when Hoover ran 2 yards for a tochodwn on a fourth-and-goal play.

“I’m not going to take anything away from (East),” said Webb. “The did a good job against our offense, and they did what we like to do. They held the ball on us.”

Symmes Valley (4-3, 1-1) did not allow East’s offense to score in the second half. The Tartans line scored came on a 39-yard pass interception by Chase Mault.

“The kids played great defense the second half. We played great defense in the first half on first and second downs,” said Webb.

The Vikings got on the scoreboard on a 35-yard pass from Cody Myers to Justin Payne. Myers ran for the conversion.

Symmes Valley 0 0 0 8 = 8

Sciotoville East 12 14 6 0 = 34

First Quarter

SE – Bryan Hoover 3 run (kick blocked) 7:24

SE – Nathan Hood 6 run (run failed ) 3:27 QB draw

Second Quarter

SE – Bryan Hoover 13 pass from Nathan Hood (pass good) 10:37

SE – Bryan Hoover 2 run (run failed) 5:34

Third Quarter

SE – Chase Mault 39 pass interception (kick failed) 4:45

Fourth Quarter

SV – Justin Payne 35 pass from Cody Myers (Cody Myers run) 0:41



First downs 15 15

Rushes-yards 169 108

Passing yards 99 143

Total yards 268 251

Cmp-Att-Int 4-13-3 8-13-0

Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-yards 5-45 9-79

Punts-average 2-15.0 3-29.3


Individual Leaders

RUSHING–Symmes Valley: Kyle Bowen 13-80, Cody Bland 10-30, Tyler Easthom 6-37, Evan Herrell 4-8, Nathan Dockery 1-11, Beau Arthur 1-1. Sciotoville East: Jordan Garrett 12-35, Bryan Hoover 9-38.

PASSING–Symmes Valley: Kyle Bowen 1-9-2 17, Tyler Easthom 0-1-1, Cody Myers 3-3-0 82. Sciotoville East: Nathan Hood 8-13-0 143.

RECEIVING–Symmes Valley: Justin Payne 2-67, Jesse Graybeal 1-17, C.J. Blankenship 1-15. Sciotoville East: Johnathan Garrett 6-109, Bryan Hoover 2-34.