By Adolphus Ames —
The Broadwater Vikings traveled to Chincoteague last Saturday morning looking to bounce back from their loss to Greenbrier Christian Academy. The Ponies welcomed them with open arms, hoping to bounce back from a 24-point loss of their own against Richmond Christian School. The Vikings defeated the Ponies 48-6.
The Vikings started off strong. They scored on their first possession thanks to a 65-yard punt return by Brayden Washington. On the next play, a successful 2-point conversion attempt gave the Vikings an early 8-point lead.
The Ponies responded on their next drive with a long kickoff return of their own that placed them not far from the end zone. They turned it over on downs after an incomplete pass and the Vikings took over. On their next possession, quarterback Carson Savage threw a touchdown pass to Washington and the momentum never swung back to the Ponies’ favor. At halftime, the Vikings led 36-0. In the second half, the Vikings outscored the Ponies 12-6.
Offensively, the Vikings had a balanced rushing and passing attack. Savage went 6-14 on passing attempts for a total of 175 passing yards, five touchdowns, and one interception. Washington had two catches for 40 yards and one receiving touchdown. Willie Holden had one catch for 30 yards, and one receiving touchdown. Sawyer Johnson had one catch for 25 yards, and one receiving touchdown. Willie Petka had one catch for 60 yards and one receiving touchdown. Rufus Abbott had one catch for 15 yards and one receiving touchdown.
On the ground, Logan Hickman had six carries for a total of 64 rushing yards, and one rushing touchdown. Justin Ethridge had six carries for 43 rushing yards. Johnson had five carries for 27 yards. Petka had five carries for 20 rushing yards and a successful 2-point conversion. Savage had one carry for 40 yards.
Defensively, Johnson had four tackles, and six tackle assists. Ethridge had four tackles. Washington had two tackles. Colvin Willis had one tackle, three tackle assists, and two sacks.
The Vikings will travel to Brunswick Academy on Sept. 24. Their next home game is Saturday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m against Richmond Christian School.