Vikings rout Greyhounds

Published 12:35 am Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jim Walker

WILLOW WOOD — My how time flies when you’re having fun.
The Symmes Valley Vikings only had the ball for 12 minutes in Friday’s game but used big plays to help roll past the Manchester Greyhounds 54-6.
Interior linemen Ethan Stapleton, Ian McCleese, Louis Bell, Brock Carpenter, Austin Mannon and Jeb Morris along with ends Sam Angelo, Keifer Wilson and Derik Brace.
“We had huge holes up front. Hands down that was the best our offensive line has played all year. We really grew as a team tonight,” said Vikings’ coach Rusty Webb.
The Vikings (2-6) scored in a variety of ways including two defensive touchdowns.
“Our kids did and outstanding job taking control early. They took control of the line of scrimmage and played well in all three phases of the game,” said Webb.
“When you get defensive scores and had a good kicking game, you’re doing an outstanding job and our kids did an outstanding job tonight.”
Jarod Sheppard ran 9 yards for a touchdown with 8:10 left in the first quarter and Evan Holmes’ conversion kick put the Vikings up 7-0.
Jordan Lucas an Sheppard hooked up on a 30-yard touchdown pass at the 3:56 mark and the lead was 14-0.
The Vikings recovered a fumble and Levi Cade broke eight tackles for a 30-yard gain that set up a 5-yard scoring run by Payton Hayes and it was 20-0 just before the end of the quarter.
Symmes Valley held Manchester on downs at the 7-yard line and Hayes ran the ball to the Greyhounds’ 24-yard line. On the next play, Lucas teamed up with San Angelo on a 76-yard scoring pass and Holmes’ kick pushed the lead to 27-0.
Cade had a 3-yard scoring run with 5:55 on the clock and the lead was 33-0.
Manchester was pinned back at its own 15 and had a bad snap on its first play. Cade pounced on the ball in the end zone for a touchdown and it was 40-0 at the half.
Cade returned the second half kickoff 54 yards and set up a 16-yard Hayes touchdown jaunt as the Vikings opened up a 47-0 lead.

The defense got its second score when Holmes intercepted a pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown with 9:29 left in the third quarter. Holmes added the conversion kick for a 54-0 lead.
The Vikings visit Southern Ohio Conference leader Sciotoville East on Friday.
Manchester    0    0    0    6    =    6
Symmes Valley       20    20    14    0    =    54
First Quarter
SV — Jarod Sheppard 9 run (Evan Holmes kick) 8:10
SV — Jarod Sheppard 30 pass form Jordan Lucas (Evan Holmes kick) 3:56
SV — Payton Hayes 5 run (kick failed) 1:30
Second Quarter
SV —Sam Angelo 76 pass from Jordan Lucas (Evan Holmes kick) 7:05
SV — Levi Cade 3 run (kick failed) 5:55
SV — Levi Cade fumble recovery in end zone (Evan Holmes kick) 5:47
Third Quarter
SV — Payton Hayes 16 run (Evan Holmes kick) 10:32
SV — Evan Holmes 17 interception return (Evan Holmes kick) 9:29
Fourth Quarter
Man — Ward 21 run (kick failed) 0:21
Man    SV
First downs    12    9
Rushes-yards    40-141    20-155
Passing yards    46    106
Total yards    187    261
Cmp-Att-Int    4-10-1    2-3-0
Fumbles-lost    3-3    1-1
Penalties-yards    4-40    3-25
Punts-average    4-15.0    1-34.0
Individual Leaders
RUSHING—Manchester: Patrick Baldwin 15-79, Nick Woolard 9-58; Symmes Valley: Levi Cade 6-89, Payton Hayes 5-43, Evan Holmes 3-19, Jarod Sheppard 1-9, Derik Brace 3-4, Gabe Smith 1-minus 1, Jordan Lucas 1-minus 8.
PASSING—Manchester: Nick Woolard 4-10-1 46; Symmes Valley: Jordan Lucas 2-3-0 106 2-TD.
RECEIVING—Manchester: Jase Thacker 1-36, Patrick Baldwin 1-15, James Arias 2-minus 5; Symmes Valley: Jarod Sheppard 1-30, Sam Angelo 1-76.

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