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Vikes trample Pinon
Offense runs for 377 yards in 70-0 win

WILLIAMS - The Vikings dominated on the ground in their win against Pinon Sept. 10.

Coming away from their first conference game of the season with a 70-0 win, Head Coach Jeff Brownlee said his players continue to adapt to the team's new offensive scheme.

"Obviously, things went very well for us," Brownlee said. "Each week we keep improving and I believe if we'd been playing like we did last week in week one, we'd have offensively executed better then. We're going in stages here."

Fewer penalties contributed to the Vike's win last week.

"We had three compared to 10 or 12 in the first half," Brownlee said. "So, the kids are coming along and starting to execute better and better."

In the opening offensive series of the game, Jamal Drake ran for a 34-yard touchdown. After a failed extra point, Dallas Grantham ran for a 24-yard touchdown. Alex Soria caught a pass from Doug Forbis for a two-point conversion making the score 14-0.

Still in the first quarter, Grantham ran for an eight-yard touchdown followed by a two-point conversion reception by Kohl Nixon from Forbis to end the first quarter with the Vikes up 22-0.

Wes Perkins began the second quarter with a safety to bring the score to 24-0.

"Our defense is just rock strong," Brownlee said. "Again we didn't give up a rushing touchdown in the game. They're doing really well."

Soria then ran for a 21-yard touchdown. After a failed extra point, Drake caught a 10-yard pass from Darius Brown. Brown went on to complete the extra point for 37 unanswered Viking points.

On the Vikes' next possession, Brown ran nine-yards for another touchdown. After a Pinon turnover, Drake caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brown to end the first half with the Vikes in the lead 51-0.

Brownlee said he planned to bring the Vikes first-string offensive team back after the half to complete one offensive series.

"Just so they could get used to playing a hard first half and keeping the same momentum and intensity into the second half," Brownlee said.

After Soria returned the first kick-off of the half for a 72-yard touchdown return, Brownlee said the JV squad entered the game instead.

"We don't want to run up the score," he said.

Offensively, the Vikings ran for 377 yards. Brown went 2-4 for 50-yards.

Now 3-0 for the season, the Vikings take on Hopi at home Friday at 7 p.m.

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