VHS line paving the way

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 13, 1999

When a team rushes for more than 400 yards after gaining 393 yards the week before, you know someone’s doing their job up front.

In this case it was six guys.

The Vidalia offensive line of Jason Jordan, Travis McElwee, Eddie Jester, Matthew Probst, Troy Rush and Brandon Smith helped the Vikings run all over Newellton 28-14 last Friday to earn Player of the Week honors.

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&uot;Everybody’s firing off the ball well and staying with their blocks,&uot; Jordan said. &uot;We’ve all been together three or four years and work together well. It makes it easier to communicate.&uot;

Viking running back Dariel Mays took advantage of the good blocking to rush for 271 yards and three touchdowns.

Cathedral High freshman JaMel Jackson rushed for 138 yards in the Green Wave’s 27-6 win over Richland. Conor Gibson had 12 tackles and an interception.

Casey McGehee totaled 13 tackles in Adams County Christian School’s 27-0 win over Amite School Center. Hayden Wadsworth collected 10 tackles and two sacks in the win.

Ferriday’s Lawrence Washington caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Aron Thomas with 26 seconds remaining to defeat Jefferson County 28-22.

Lionel Gauldin of Wilkinson County rushed for 143 yards in the Wildcats’ 22-0 win over Northeast of Zachary, La.

Sam McLemore had 10 solo tackles, while Matthew Burrell finished with 10 also and an interception in Chamberlain-Hunt’s 34-0 loss to Mount Olive.

Stephen McVea rushed for 106 yards on 16 carries in Wilkinson County Christian Academy’s 28-6 win over Huntington. The Rams’ Shannon Day had 11 tackes, two sacks and blocked a point after. Josh Prince added 11 tackles.

Shane Lofton rushed for 136 yards in Pine Hills’ 21-14 win over Union. Chris Guidry had 144 yards on 21 carries.