Jags run past Vikings

Published 9:30 am Tuesday, September 3, 2013

CREEKSVILLE – The Northampton County Jaguars amassed 238 yards on the ground while holding the Vikings of Northwest Halifax to 105 total yards from scrimmage in claiming a 46-8 victory here Friday evening.

The Vikings took the opening kickoff and put together their best drive of the night.  Behind the running of Lamantra Harris, the Vikings drove 61 yards to the Jaguars 12 yard line before the Northampton defense stiffened and the squad from Littleton turned the ball over on downs.

The Jags took over on their 12 and following a fumble gave the ball right back to the Vikings on the 17. Penalties stalled the Vikings and they turned the ball over again on downs at the Jaguar 31 yard line.

Aided by penalties against Northwest, the Jaguars put together a 69 yard drive scoring the game’s first touchdown on a 14 yard scamper by senior quarterback Keion Crossen. The point after by Fisher McInville was good and the Jags took a 7-0 lead with 1:18 left to go in the first quarter.

Following a Vikings punt, the Jaguars then put together a 9 play drive that stalled at the Vikings 2 yard line. The Vikings were unable to move the ball and following a bad snap on the punt attempt the Jaguars took over on the 1 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Devin Morris scampered around left end scoring the touchdown.  The PAT was blocked, but the Jaguars led 13-0.

Penalties and turnovers prevented either team from scoring the rest of the half.

The second half began with a frenzy.  The Jaguars Ja’Quan Buffaloe took the second half kick-off and returned it 90 yards for a score. A two point conversion was no good and Northampton led 19-0

Well, what’s good for one team is good for the other. The ensuing Jaguar kickoff was taken by the Vikings’ Harris and returned 85 yards for a touchdown putting the Vikings on the board.  The two point conversion failed and Northampton led 19-6 with only 31 seconds gone in the half.

But the frenzy wasn’t over. The ensuing kickoff was returned 15 yards by the Jaguars’ Buffaloe to the 40 yard line. And the Jags traversed the 60 yards in two plays.  Crossen ran for 34 to the Vikings 26 and William Cumbo blasted up the middle scoring from 26 yards out.  The PAT by McInville was good and the Jags held a 26-8 lead with 10:42 left in the quarter.

Both teams had drives to stall before the Jags got back on the scoreboard at the 5:26 mark of the third quarter. Following a short Vikings punt, the Jags struck quickly again on a one play drive as Morris dashed 38 yards for a score.  Following a two point conversion the Jaguars held a 34-8 lead.

The Vikings were again unable to move the ball. Following a fake punt-pass attempt, the Jaguars took over on the Vikings 15 yard line. Cumbo rushed for 11 and then Waquel Ponton got in on the scoring action, covering the final 4 yards. The two point conversion was no good and the Jaguars increased their lead to 40-8.

The fourth quarter saw the Jaguars play non-starters, who also got in the scoring column with an 11 play 55 yard drive led by freshman Shyheem Pope at quarterback and with freshman running back Tariq Powell hitting pay dirt from 5 yards out. The two point conversion failed giving the final score 46-8

The Jaguars now move to 2-0 on the year in non-conference play while the Vikings record drops to 0-2.