Photos by Izzy McDermott
The Sto-Rox vs. Avonworth match-up was the featured game of the week in several major outlets and no one in the stands was disappointed with the hard-fought contest ending in a 19-16 victory for the Vikings.
Sto-Rox is known for its high-octane offense, but on this night the defense stole the show by holding the Antelopes for fourth down on five separate occasions.
The Lopes started off the scoring with a 31-yard field goal by Mike Osekowski. Soon after, the Vikings found their way onto the board when Jaymar Pearson intercepted a pass and returned fifteen yards for a Viking touchdown.
Ian Syam struck paydirt on a four-yard run to put the Lopes up 10-6, before the Vikings stole the lead through a four-yard run of their own, carried by Taemar Hull.
A 27-yard run by Syam won the Antelopes another touchdown, and put them back on top with a 16-12 lead.
The Vikings once again rallied with 10 minutes left in the game, as Austin Jones ran in for a 2-yard touchdown and Adam Devine kicked the extra Point to secure a hard-fought 19-16 victory.
Quarterback Josh Jenkins
Rushing - Jaymar Pearson completed 11 carries for eighty-six yards
Passing - Austin Jones completed 14 of 23 passes for 176 yards
Receiving - Zay Davis caught five passes for fifty-nine yards, Josh Jenkins caught four for seventy yards
Tackles - Emir Short and Taemar Hull each made fourteen tackles
Sacks - one a piece for Amare Harper, Emir Short and Damontay Smith.
Interceptions - one each for Jaymar Pearson and Jaymont Green Miller.