Vikings go on unstoppable run to get win over Mangham

Published 1:45 am Saturday, September 22, 2007

MANGHAM, La. — Vidalia tailback Jeremy Randall had more yards rushing than Mangham had in total yards of offense as the Vikings scored 38 unanswered points in a 38-6 win over the Dragons Friday night.

Randall finished with 158 yards rushing on 22 carries and two touchdowns, the first with 32 seconds left until halftime and the second nearly midway through the fourth quarter.

Vidalia (2-2) was very sluggish until Randall’s first touchdown of the game finally got the Vikings’ offense going while their defense was keeping them in the game despite giving up a 21-yard touchdown pass from Josh Wilson to Allen Williams with 4:06 remaining in the second quarter.

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“They woke up in the last drive of the first half,” Vidalia head coach Dee Faircloth said. “In the last half, we played right. We’re going to have to learn how to hold on to the football.”

Vidalia scored 16 points in the third quarter to put Mangham (1-3) away. Kevin Johnson scored on a 23-yard run midway through the quarter and scored on a 21-yard pass from Brandon Hawkins with one second left. Hawkins ran in for two points after both scores.

The Vikings added 16 more points in the fourth quarter. Randall scored on a 12-yard run and Kwan Reynolds’ second interception of the game was returned 70 for touchdown. Hawkins and Johnson each scored on two-point conversion run.

Johnson wound up with 129 yards from scrimmage for Vidalia – 86 yards rushing on 14 carries to go with two catches for 43 yards.

Wilson led Mangham’s offense with 116 yards through the air on 6-of-29 passing and 21 yards rushing on six carries.