Winnsboro’s big plays hurt Vikings

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 18, 1999

The big plays killed the Vidalia Vikings on Friday night. The Vikings suffered its first loss of the 1999 football season losing to the Winnsboro High School Wildcats by the score of 48-28.

The big play would prove to be Vikings’ downfall, evidenced by the first scoring play by Winnsboro.

Russell Williams connected with John Moffett on a 69-yard touchdown pass. Winnsboro kicked the extra point, which made the score 7-0.

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Bobby Rose for Winnsboro scored on a 91-yard touchdown run also in the first quarter, and after the kick for the extra point split the uprights, the score became 14-0.

Williams scored on a touchdown run from 42 yards out, and the kick for the extra point was once again good, and the score was 21-0 after the first quarter of play.

After another Winnsboro touchdown, Vidalia finally got some points on the board in the second quarter, when Leslie Small scored on a 24-yard touchdown run.

The two-point conversion was good on a pass from Jarrett Hoffpauir to Brandon Smith, which made the score 28-8.

Small carried the ball in from 29 yards out early in the third quarter, and the score became 28-14.

After another Winnsboro score, Vidalia’s Dariel Mays scored on a 42-yard touchdown, which made the score 35-20.

The final Vidalia score was when Mays scored on a 36-yard run, and the two-point conversion attempt was good.

Rose finished with 260 yards rushing for Winnsboro, and Mays had 192 for Vidalia.

Vidalia hosts Ouachita Christian Friday.