Shutout: Vikings trample McGuffey
Photo by Isabella McDermott Viking Jaymont Green Miller goes in for the tackle against McGuffey.
WPIAL Football Week 2
Sto-Rox 36, McGuffey 0
The Sto-Rox Vikings rolled over McGuffey 36-0 in front of a packed house Sept. 10.
After a slow start, the big play offense got going with 3:30 left in the first quarter, with senior Austin Jones connecting to junior Zay Davis for a 55-yard touchdown pass. McGuffey marched 77 yards down to the Sto-Rox 2-yard line, where they were stopped short by Amir Short’s tackle.
On the first play from scrimmage, senior Jaymar Pearson set a school record with a 98-yard run resulting in a Viking touchdown. The Vikings led 14-0 at the end of the intermission.
McGuffey took a second-half kickoff but was forced to punt. The effort was blocked by Amare Hibbler, recovering possession to the Vikings in McGuffey’s half. Pearson took another one-play touchdown run, this time for 41 yards.
McGuffey lost possession through a fumble, recovered for the Vikings by Matthew Johnson. On the following play, Austin Jones hit Jaymont Green-Miller for a 59-yard touchdown pass. McGuffey lost possession again through a fumble recovered by Kquartazz Kirksey. On the third play of the Viking possession, Jaymar Pearson scores his third touchdown of the night, this time a 75-yard run.
• Jaymar Pearson rushed for 264 yards on just eight carries.
• Austin Jones completed 12 of 19 passes for 184 yards, including the play on Pearson’s record-setting 98-yard touchdown.
• Tre’Shaun Barron led the team with 13 tackles.
The Vikings will host Avonworth on Sept. 17 and travel to Shadyside Academy on Sept. 24.
–Sportswriter Ken Hohman