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Vikings roll past Eagles, 50-6

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

WESTWOOD, Ky. — Luke Leith had a coming out party.
Leith ran twice for 79 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 51 yards and two more touchdowns as the Symmes Valley Vikings rolled past the Fairview Eagles 50-6 on Friday.
“We’ve been waiting for Luke to have a game like this because we knew he was capable,” said Vikings’ coach Rusty Webb.
“But we played well in all three phases of the game. I thought our kids played extremely hard. We’re very pleased with the effort we got from all of our kids.”
Symmes Valley (3-1) racked up 423 total yards with 316 on the ground and 107 through the air. Quarterback Jack Leith carried 13 times for 100 yards and as 3-of-5 pass for 75 yards including a TD pass to his brother.
Josh Ferguson had a big all-around game as he ran 13 times for 106 yards, threw a touchdown pass and returned a kickoff for a score.
Jack Leith had a 1-yard scoring run and Gavan Yates kicked the conversion for a 7-0 lead.
Ferguson then threw a halfback pass to Luke Leith for 32 yards and a score and it was 14-0.
Fairview got its lone touchdown on a 45-yard pass from Jack Roy to Jay Ferguson and it was 14-6.
With the Vikings facing a second and 25, Jack Leith hit Ethan Patterson with a 29-yard pass that set up a 19-yard scoring pass from Jack to Luke Leith.
Luke Leith made it 27-6 with a 29-yard scoring run and then he followed that with a 50-yard scoring gallop for a 34-6 lead.
Yates kicked a 27-yard field goal on the final play of the half to make it 37-6.
Josh Ferguson returned the second half kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown and it was 44-6.
Jack Leith fumbled a snap, picked up the loose ball and ran 7 yards for the final touchdown in the third quarter and it was 50-6.
Symmes Valley visits Sciotoville East in a non-league game.
Sym. Valley 14 23 13 0 = 50
Fairview 6 0 0 0 = 6
First Quarter
SV — Jack Leith 1 run (Gavan Yates kick)
SV — Luke Leith 32 pass from Josh Ferguson (Gavan Yates kick)
Fa — Jay Ferguson 45 pass from Jack Roy (pass failed)
Second Quarter
SV — Luke Leith 19 pass from Jack Leith (kick blocked)
SV — Luke Leith 29 run (Gavan Yates kick)
SV — Luke Leith 50 run (Gavan Yates kick)
SV — Gavan Yates 27 field goal
Third Quarter
SV — Josh Ferguson 76 kickoff return (Gavan Yates kick)
SV — Jack Leith 7 run (kick failed)
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SV Fa
First downs 18 6
Rushes-yards 316 98
Passing yards 107 65
Total yards 423 163
Cmp-Att-Int 4-5-0 7-22-1
Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-1
Penalties-yards 12-75 8-70
Punts-average 0-00.0 3-33.3
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Individual Leaders
RUSHING —Symmes Valley: Ferguson 13-106, Luke Leith 2-79, Derek Crum 3-2, Jack Leith 13-100, Levi Niece 2-10, Ethan Patterson 3-9, Wyatt Owens 1-4, Dillon Reed 1-6; Fairview: Jack Roy 3-54, Grayson Smith 7-48.
PASSING — Symmes Valley: Josh Ferguson 1-1-0 32, Jack Leith 3-5-0 75; Fairview: Jack Roy 7-22-1 65.
RECEIVING — Symmes Valley: Luke Leith 2-51, Caleb Mullin 1-27, Ethan Patterson 1-29; Fairview: Jay Ferguson 2-44.