- Dylan Dudley
Vikings beat Midland Christian on the road
Updated: Oct 15, 2021
Midland, TX - Opening the district schedule on the road in Midland is never an easy task. Coming off a long trip to California the week before, the Vikings handled the challenge, defeating the Mustangs 48-28. In a game which included a lighting delay midway through the fourth quarter, the Vikings defense forced five turnovers, returning two interceptions for touchdowns.
After the Mustangs scored on their opening offensive possession of the night, junior running back DK Smittick ran one in from 21 yards out to get the Vikings on the board with 1:51 left in the first quarter. The 21 yard TD, would be the first of three rushing touchdowns Smittick would score on the night.
As the first quarter was coming to a close, breakout sophomore running back Kewan Lacy broke free around mid field and ran untouched down the sidelines for a 50 yard touchdown. Lacy, who has come into his own as the Vikings featured back, finished the night with 105 yards rushing on twelve carries, marking the third consecutive game he has eclipsed 100 yards.
The Vikings defense would take over from there. On back to back plays in the second quarter, junior safety Gerald Lacy would return a pick six, 88 yards and junior Tramell Windham returned his own interception 33 yards for another Vikings touchdown.
Nolan Catholic (2-2) would take a 35-14 lead into halftime.
Mustangs quarterback River Rodriquez would score his fourth touchdown of the night at the end of the third quarter to bring the Mustangs back within seven at 35-28. The Mustangs would get no closer as senior quarterback TJ Williams scampered in from 9 yards early in the fourth quarter to stretch the Vikings lead back to 41-28.
Smittick would finish the scoring for the Vikings with under five minutes left in the game, plowing in from one yard out to make the score 48-28.
On the night the Vikings outgained the Mustangs on the ground 329-227. The Vikings attempted only nine passes on the evening, relying on the legs of Williams, Lacy and Smittick to carry the load.
The Viking will travel to rival Bishop Lynch this Friday for a 7 pm kickoff.
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