Vikings blank Mohawks, 30-0

Published 11:33 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016

Jim Walker

WILLOW WOOD — Time was on the side of the Symmes Valley Vikings, along with a few other things.
The Vikings ate up 32 of the game’s 48 minutes and turned to big plays by the defense and special teams to blank the Northwest Mohawks 30-0 on Friday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.
“Our kids played well. This is the first game we’ve had our full team,” said Vikings’ coach Rusty Webb.
“Our seniors did a tremendous job. All our seniors contributed on both sides of the ball, especially on the defensive side. I’m happy for the seniors and the whole team to end on a high note.”
Symmes Valley had 281 total yards with 192 coming on the ground. Jarod Sheppard had 40 yards on eight carries to lead a balanced running game. Sam Angelo had 35 yards on two tries, Austin Waugh 30 one seven carries, Jordan Lucas 29 on 10 attempts, Evan Holmes 20 on eight rushes, Levi Cade 20 yards on four carries and Payton Hayes 17 on five rushes.
Lucas was 5-of-6 passing for 89 yards and a touchdown.
Northwest (1-9, 1-5) was held to 155 total yards with just 43 rushing yards on 20 carries.
The Vikings (3-7, 1-5) drove 55 yards with a drive that began in the first quarter and spilled into the second stanza.
The march was capped by a 23-yard scoring strike from Lucas to Angelo. Holmes kicked the conversion for a 7-0 lead at the10:55 mark.
Symmes Valley recovered a fumble but the drive bogged down and Holmes booted a 35-yard field goal midway through the quarter and it was 10-0.

Northwest later snapped the ball over the punter’s head and Mannon recovered at the Mohawks’ 21-yard line.
That led to an 11-yard scoring run by Lucas and Holmes’ kick made it 17-0 with 2:37 left in the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Cade blocked a punt and the Vikings recovered at the Northwest 5-yard line.
Hayes did the honors as he scored from 5 yards out and Holmes’ kick pushed the lead to 24-0.
Waugh picked off a pass at the 5-yard line and run it back to the 35, but the Vikings’ drive stalled on downs.
Northwest went back to the air and this time Holmes came up with the interception and ran it back 15 yards for a touchdown with just 58 seconds to play.
“The season didn’t go as planned and the kids could have packed it in early, but they didn’t and won two of the last three games which is a credit to our kids. I’m proud of their effort,” said Webb.
Northwest       0    0    0    0    =    0
Symmes Valley    0    17    0    13    =    30
Second Quarter
SV — Sam Angelo 23 pass from Jordan Lucas (Evan Holmes kick) 10:28
SV —Evan Holmes 35 field goal 6:30
SV —Jordan Lucas 11 run (Evan Holmes kick) 2:37
Fourth Quarter
SV —Payton Hayes 5 run (Evan Holmes kick) 11:41
SV —Evan Holmes 15 interception return (run failed) 0:58
NW    SV
First downs    10    16
Rushes-yards    20-43    45-192
Passing yards    112    89
Total yards    155    281
Cmp-Att-Int    10-24-2    5-7-0
Fumbles-lost    2-2    6-2
Penalties-yards    9-80    8-75
Punts-average    4-7.3    1-25.0
Individual Leaders
RUSHING Northwest: Andrew Howard 7-27, Ashton Hall 9-10; Symmes Valley: Jarod Sheppard 8-40, Sam Angelo 2-35, Austin Waugh 7-30, Jordan Lucas 10-29, Evan Holmes 8-20, Levi Cade 4-20, Payton Hayes 5-17, Keifer Wilson 1-1.
PASSING—Northwest: Ashton Hall 10-24-2 112; Symmes Valley: Jordan Lucas 5-6-0 89 TD, San Angelo 0-1-0.
RECEIVING—Northwest: Cameron Spencer 4-51, Garrett Rowe 3-43, Kyle Leslie 2-17, Austin Penrod 1-1; Symmes Valley: Sam Angelo 3-75 TD, Payton Hayes 1-12, Austin Waugh 1-2.

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