Vikings keep top seed in 1A East after rout of Eagles
C-SD scores six firstquarter TDs, never looks back
SNOW HILL — Trading fumbles early on against Snow Hill High, the Cambridge-South Dorchester High football team got things together on the next short possession.
Reeling off six first-quarter touchdowns, the Vikings emptied the bench in the second quarter, and ran the clock nonstop halftime in a 62-24 victory.
C-SD (7-2) continues to hold the top seed in the Class 1A East playoff rankings; the Vikings wrap up the regular season at home Friday at 7 p.m. against archrival Easton. The Eagles, now 0-9, visit county rival Stephen Decatur on Friday, looking for their first win since a 24-20 win over Colonel Richardson on Oct. 24, 2014, a span of 21 straight losses.
After receiving the opening kickoff, the Vikings started at their own 24. Taj Molock got the call after for the game’s first play, a run that took him to the 33; but he fumbled the ball, and Snow Hill’s Rufus Johnson recovered.
Snow Hill gave the ball right back, though, as Amonty Allen fumbled and C-SD’s Kobi Ruark scooped it up, running it from his team’s 33 to Snow Hill’s 22. Two snaps later, Tre’ Lake (six carries, 131 yards) scored on a 10-yard run. Tyler Harding kicked the first of his four point-after kicks to make it 7-0, Vikings.
C-SD got a short field on the next possession, too, after Snow Hill’s next drive ended with a bad punt snap on fourth-and-40 from its 15. C. J. Brummell caught a 15-yard pass from Harding on the next snap, scoring on the play to make it 14-0.
Lake added three more firstquarter scoring runs of 9, 32, and 45 yards, and Molock ran one in from 17 yards to make it 42-0, just 12 minutes into play.
C-SD began to work its backup players in after the opening flurry of scores; backup quarterback Jyquan Farrare scored on a 1-yard run to make it 48-0 before Snow Hill got on the board.
Eagle quarterback Takhi Wise did so in dramatic fashion, though, hitting Daimian Thornton for a 56yard touchdown. C-SD responded a moment later, as Farrare hit Jimmy Shulze for a 7-yard passing score that put the game at 55-6 going into intermission.
Allen’s 11-yard rush, a Wise 4-yard fumble return, and Thornton’s 75-yard kickoff return following a 30-yard touchdown run by C-SD’s Shamar Young, accounted for the second half’s scoring.