Vidalia proves Vikings can tame Bears

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2000

VIDALIA, La. – You can’t keep a good team down, and Vidalia proved that by defeating Block 41-6 Friday and breaking a three-game losing streak.

&uot;I’m proud of the way our players gave a lot of effort,&uot; said Vidalia head coach Dee Faircloth.

The Vikings scored first when Rodrick Randall took the opening kickoff and dashed 76 yards for the first score of the game. T.J. Banks ran the extra point in for an early 8 point lead.

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With 4:32 left in the first quarter, the Vikings’ Ryan Boles bulldozed his way 26 yards into the endzone for the Vikings’ second score of the night. Quarterback Jarret Hoffpauir ran in the extra point, bringing the score to 16-0.

The Vikings then took to the air, as Hoffpauir spotted a blazing Banks and hit his target for a 45-yard strike.

The Vikings ended their first quarter scoring onslaught with 33 seconds left on the clock with a 4-yard run by Jim Bob Hancock.

With 8:33 left in the second quarter, Banks muscled his way 22 yards into the endzone. Hoffpauir proved he could kick just as good as he could throw as he boomed a 21-yard field goal, ending the Vikings’ scoring for the half at 38 points.

The Vikings defense held Block scoreless the first half. The unit was led by Jessie Lyles, who had two interceptions. Vidalia would end its scoring on the night when Hoffpauir split the uprights on a 30-yard kick with 1:44 left in the third quarter.

Block’s only score came in the fourth quarter on a 6-yard run by Charles Branch. T.J. Banks lead all rushers with 108 yards and 2 touchdowns. Hoffpauir lead all passers throwing 3-of-6 for 106 yards.