Vinton County edges Trimble in defensive slug fest

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GLOUSTER, Ohio (WOUB) – The Vinton County Vikings defeated the Trimble Tomcats in a low-scoring affair on Friday night at Glouster Memorial Stadium.

Both teams were very run-heavy the first half of the game, but yards were hard to come by, as both defenses were able to dominate the line of scrimmage and clog running lanes for the opposing backfields.

Each team tried their hardest to make it into the end-zone both the Vikings and the Tomcats fell short.

It took until the last three seconds left in the first half for Vinton County to break the deadlock. Running back Garrett Brown was able to take the ball right through the middle and into the end zone giving the Vikings the lead. This gave Vinton County momentum heading into the locker room going into halftime.

Starting the second half, Vinton County came in on cloud nine. To start off the third quarter defensive back Ed Madrid was able to sack the Tomcats quarterback. Within five minutes the Vikings were able to connect the ball into the endzone yet again. Running back Lane Hayborn helped to secure the Vikings even further in their win with another touchdown extending their lead to 13.

The Tomcats were looking for redemption after they sunk further into a losing hole. Determined to make something happen, running back Owen Sikorski would not let the Tomcats go out without a fight. With ten seconds left in the third quarter, second and goal he punched his way into the endzone and scored Trimble’s first touchdown.

With a new sense of hope, the Tomcats head into the fourth quarter with fire on their feet. Trimble blocks the Vikings’ kick to throw them off their game. In a very back-and-forth fourth quarter the Tomcats and Vikings take turns exchanging possessions. In the end, neither team was able to find the endzone for the final time.

Each team played hard, but Vinton County came out on top with a score of 13-6.