Vidalia and Block run over the opposition

Published 2:01 am Sunday, August 26, 2007

vidalia — Four teams slugged it out in the Vidalia football jamboree Saturday night.

In game one the Block Bears rolled over the Tensas Parrish Panthers 14-0.

The Bears rushed for 175 yards in the scrimmage game. Bear running back John Bloodsaw accounted for 66 of those yards.

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“We played good tonight,” Bloodsaw said. “The offensive line did well blocking for me.”

The Bears’ play kept Tensas off balance with a number of misdirection plays.

“We want to play time-possession football,” Block head coach Benny Vault Jr. said. “We still need to work on blocking assignments. Our backs ran hard tonight.”

Block’s running offense wore down the Panthers and they were never able to sustain a scoring drive.

“We are out of shape,” Panther head coach Gerald Reeves said. “We’re not a big team so the numbers kill us.”

Tensas was held to only 98 total offensive yards. The Bears tallied 192 yards.

“We have a group of kids,” Byrd said. “Everyone on the team wants to play and that is a good thing.”

Vidalia 34, Delhi Charter School 6

The action picked up in game two with the Vikings blowing out the DCS Gators 34-6.

Both sides of the ball shined for Vidalia head coach Dee Faircloth as the offense accumulated 242 yards of offense, special teams blocked a punt for a touchdown and the defense forced three turnovers, one interception for a touchdown.

“Our guys were flying everywhere out there,” Faircloth said. “(Defense) is going to attack them all game.”

The Vikings rushed for 232 yards. LaMack Bates and Jeremy Randall accounted for 172 of those yards. In the first half, Randall broke through the line for an 84-yard touchdown.

“Our offensive line did fine tonight,” Faircloth said.

The Gators’ first drive stalled in their own 29-yard line. On their block attempt, Quan Riley sprinted off the line to block the punt that was picked up by Brandon Hawkins.

“Defense played well for the most part,” Faircloth said. “We still need to work on our tackling.”

Faircloth said they couldn’t keep missing tackles in the backfield.

The Vikings open up there regular season at home against Block Friday night.

“Block looked good tonight,” Faircloth said. “They have some hard runners.”