The Perry County Vikings (2-3) took on the Stewart County Rebels (0-5) from Class 3A this past Friday night. It was Homecoming, teachers got pied in the face, there was a beauty pageant for the senior football players, there was games and activities, then a big parade going through town. Then before the game, we had ladies dressed in their best representing each class as they come on to the field with old sports cars, (David Weatherly had the best), and jacked up trucks. But when it was time for kickoff, the festivities were just beginning.
In the early going, the Rebels got the ball to start the game, but the Vikings defense stood tall as they made the Rebels turn the ball over on downs. On the Vikings first possession, they drove the ball to the 29-yard line and Senior Josh Jones took the handoff 29-yards for a Viking touchdown. Sophomore Marcos Woo tacked on the extra point and the Vikings led 7-0. On the next Rebels possession, the Vikings defense once again stood their ground, as they were able to make the visitors from Dover punt. After a couple penalties on the Vikings, the ball was placed all the way to the three-yard line. On the next play, Senior Luke Lindberg broke through the middle of the line of scrimmage and took the handoff 97-yards for another PCHS touchdown. Once again, Woo tacked on the extra point and the Vikings led 14-0 after one. In the second quarter, the Rebels started to drive the football down the field, but again the PCHS defense did not let them past the 40-yard line as the Rebels had to punt again.
The Vikings were able to get in the end zone one more time as Senior Josh Warren found classmate Bryce Milton in the flat and Milton took it 38-yards for the touchdown and Woo went 3-for-3 on extra points and the Vikings led 21-0 at the half. In the second half, it was much of the same. Sophomore running back Aiden Flowers got the snap at the one-yard line and put it in for the touchdown and Woo once again knocked down the extra point as the Vikings led 28-0. The Rebels got into Viking territory and on fourth down, the Rebels did a quick pass that caught the Vikings off guard and scored their first and only points of the game as the extra point was good and after the third it was 28-7 Vikings. In the fourth, PCHS marched down the field again, this time on fourth-down as well, Warren found Lindberg cutting in the middle of the Rebels defense as he juked to his left, then right and ran it in for a 33-yard touchdown.
Once again Woo was magnificent as he ended the night going 5-for-5 on extra points as the Vikings led 35-7. Then on the next Rebels possession, they had the ball at their own 7-yard line, Warren busted through the line of scrimmage and sacked the quarterback in the endzone for a Safety and that would do it as the Vikings came away with a 37-7 Homecoming victory.
The Vikings travel to Red Boiling Springs in Macon County this Friday night to take on the Bulldogs (3-2). The game will start at 6:00 p.m. The NYX Pregame Show starts at 5:45 p.m. and you can watch the game on wopclive.com, YouTube (WOPC) and listen on the radio dial 101.3 FM as I bring you a preview of both teams.