Vikings improving, fall to Caldwell Parish 44-24

Published 1:03 am Saturday, November 1, 2014

Vidalia head coach Jeff Hancock has been preaching all season long that his team is getting better, and after a 44-24 loss to Caldwell Parish, Hancock broke it down simply for his team.

“I told them, ‘obviously it sucks to lose, but Caldwell hammered St. Fredericks, who put it on us pretty good earlier this season,’” Hancock said. “If that don’t tell you that we’re improving, nothing will.”

Caldwell Parish did not pull away from Vidalia until the fourth quarter. In fact, the Vikings were within four points in the third after Julian Wilson scored his second offensive touchdown of the game, making the score 28-24. The freshman running back scored on the ground twice and had a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown before halftime concluded.

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“There’s no doubt that this was Julian’s biggest game of the season,” Hancock said. “He’s finally comfortable going through zone runs.”

While Wilson broke out offensively, Hancock said Landon Seyfarth broke out again for the Vikings, airing it out and connecting with Errick Genous, Johnny Anderson and Curtis McNulty for big gains throughout the game.

“He has done a phenemonal job,” Hancock said. “I really wish I could have him for a few more years.”

Hancock said the team had some missed opportunities throughout the game, pointing to multiple drops and Seyfarth missing some wide open throws.

“There were some times where he had that wide-eyed look, like he was surprised how open our tight ends were,” Hancock said.

With the win, Caldwell improves to 2-7, while Vidalia falls to 1-8 on the season. Vidalia will play Buckeye in its season finale Friday.