VIKINGS KENNEDY, WILSON RUN PAST TRINITY ACADEMY!
By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
LINDSBORG – It was the way they hoped to finish the season as the Smoky Valley football team literally ran over and past winless Trinity Academy from Wichita on Friday as the Vikings closed out their 2019 season at home with a huge 48-0 victory.
The win ended a tough season where the Vikings struggled at times but were able to close it out on a two-game win streak and a final record of 3-6.
When they say that Smoky Valley ran over and past Trinity Academy it would be due to the fact that the Vikings ran the ball 55 times for 452 yards and six touchdowns. Leading the way for the Vikings were Trey Kennedy and Raleigh Wilson who both ran for over 100 yards as Kennedy rambled for 139 yards on 13 carries while Wilson rumbled for 136 yards on 10 totes. Kennedy scored three times and Wilson twice. In addition, Trystan Stambaugh ran for 80 yards on 12 carries and Kurt Sjogren covered 41 yards on six carries.
With the running game going wild, Viking quarterbacks Jake Lucas and Kade Blanchat only attempted seven passes while completing three for 27 yards.
The Vikings scored three touchdowns in the both the first and second quarters which gave Smoky Valley a commanding 41-0 advantage on the scoreboard heading into the halftime break.
Wilson put the Vikings on the scoreboard first with a 12-yard touchdown run before Kennedy added scoring runs of 52 and 11 yards to give them a 21-0 lead after one quarter of action.
Kennedy scored again early in the second quarter on a 10-yard dash into the end zone while Kort Sjogren put a score on his stat sheet when he ran in from four yards out. Brandt Heble put the Viking defense into the scoring column when he returned one of three Smoky Valley interceptions back for a score as well in the second quarter.
The only second half score for Smoky Valley came in the third quarter on a one-yard quarterback dive into the end zone from Jake Lucas.
It was a strong ending to the season for the Viking defense as they held Trinity Academy to just one total yard on 25 offensive plays, including just seven yards passing as the Knights only completed three of nineteen passes while the running game ended the evening with a minus-six yards. The Vikings defense caused a loss of yardage on five of the Knights six running attempts.
TRINITY ACADEMY at SMOKY VALLEY:
Trinity Academy 0 0 0 0 = 0
VIKINGS 21 20 7 0 = 48
VIKINGS – Raleigh Wilson on a 12-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 0-6
VIKINGS – Trey Kennedy on a 52-yard run (Andrew Peters ran for 2-point conversion) 0-14
VIKINGS – Trey Kennedy on an 11-yard run (Brandon Malm Kick) 0-21
VIKINGS – Trey Kennedy on a 10-yard run (Kick failed) 0-27
VIKINGS – Kort Sjogren on a 4-yard run (Brandon Malm Kick) 0-34
VIKINGS – Brandt Heble on an interception return (Brandon Malm kick) 0-41
VIKINGS – Jake Lucas on a 1-yard run (Brandon Malm Kick) 0-48
Trinity Academy VIKINGS
First Downs 2 26
Total Yards (Plays-Yds) 25-1 62-479
Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int) 3-19-7-0-3 3-7-27-0-0
Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds) 6-(-6) 55-452
Turnovers (Fumbles-Lost-Int) 0-0-3 0-0-0
Penalties (#-Yds) 0-0 5-40
Time of Possession 11:56 36:04
VIKING INDIVIDUAL STATS:
Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Jake Lucas 2-3-17-0-0; Kade Blanchat 1-4-10-0-0.
Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Trey Kennedy 13-139-3; Raleigh Wilson 10-136-1; Trystan Stambaugh 12-80-0; Kort Sjogren 6-41-0; Andrew Peters 5-33-0; Jake Lucas 5-12-1; Austin Sharp 2-7-0; Kade Blanchat 1-5-0; Justice Autry 1-(-1)-0.
Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Bruster Bengtson 1-12-0; Braxton House 1-10-0; Kaidin Venables 1-5-0.
Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assisted-Sacks-TFL): Haven Lysell-Stewart 2.5-1-3-0-.5; Raleigh Wilson 2.5-2-1-0-.5; Andrew Peters 2-2-0-0-0; Kort Sjogren 2-1-2-0-1; Trystan Stambaugh 1.5-0-3-0-0; Skyler Hopkins 1-0-2-0-1; Brandt Heble 1-0-2-0-0; Bruster Bengtson 1-1-0-0-0; Justin Holt 1-0-2-0-1; Kaidin Venables .5-0-1-0-.5; LeRoy Bean .5-0-1-0-.5; Nolan Dauer .5-0-1-0-0.
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