Vik­ings fall to In­di­ans in south matchup

Dorchester Star - - SPORTS - By DAVID INSLEY dins­ley@star­dem.com

SAL­IS­BURY — Cam­bridgeSouth Dorch­ester High’s foot­ball team has had an­swers to a lot of its op­po­nents’ strate­gies this year.

But Fri­day night at Wi­comico County Sta­dium’s Char­lie Berry Field, the Vik­ings had no an­swer for Wi­comico’s Ron­nie Satchell and Do­minic Bai­ley.

Satchell car­ried 13 times for 163 yards and two touch­downs, and Bai­ley led a de­fense that al­lowed less than a yard and a half per carry as the In­di­ans rolled to a 5520 vic­tory.

Wi­comico (5-2) kept its Class 2A East Re­gion play­off hopes alive, while Cam­bridge-SD (4-3) “need[s] to win the last three games if we want to host a first-round play­off game,” Vik­ings head coach Gaven Parker said.

“As a pro­gram they’re big­ger and stronger and faster right now,” said Parker af­ter the Vik­ings yielded 514 to­tal yards to Wi-Hi. “I cer­tainly don’t think we lost to a bad team. Ob­vi­ously, they’re not very deep, but the kids they do have are great ath­letes. That’s a tes­ta­ment to (head coach) Brian Han­son, to get them out on the field.”

The In­di­ans, who lost on open­ing night by five touch­downs to still-un­beaten North Caro­line, have gone 5-1 since then, and have won their last three games.

“That’s the best Wi-Hi team I’ve seen in my time coach­ing,” Parker said. “They were very phys­i­cal; they made it dif­fi­cult to block them. The Bai­ley kid’s as ad­ver­tised. He’s a big strong kid, and his first two steps, he’s ver y dif­fi­cult to block

“We fought the en­tire game and de­fen­sively I thought our scheme was good. I thought we had a good bead on what they were try­ing to do,” Parker added. “We just couldn’t ex­e­cute. I thought we were at the point of at­tack; we just couldn’t make the tackle, couldn’t make the big play when we needed it.”

Wi-Hi made its own big plays, in­clud­ing a rare one early, in the form of Dy­lan Allen’s in­ter­cep­tion re­turn for a touch­down.

Hav­ing re­cov­ered a Wi-Hi fum­ble at their own 1-yard line, the Vik­ings were un­able to get out of the shadow of their own goal posts on their sec­ond pos­ses­sion. On third-and-10, C-SD quar­ter­back Jyquan Far­rare rolled left, but found noth­ing do­ing, as the line col­lapsed in front of him. Far­rare juked right, then threw off his back foot to an out­let re­ceiver. The pass floated into the hands of a leap­ing Allen, who was al­ready in the end zone, giv­ing the In­di­ans a lead they never re­lin­quished at 6-0. Moses An­sari’s pointafter kick made it 7-0, In­di­ans, just over four min­utes into play.

Cameron Ko­dua’s 13-yard touch­down run on Wi-Hi’s next pos­ses­sion made it 13-0, one play into the sec­ond quar­ter, and the en­su­ing C-SD pos­ses­sion was prob­a­bly the sec­ond-worst one of the night.

De­spite a promis­ing start — the Vik­ings got a first down three plays into the drive, at the Wi-Hi 49 — things went back­ward from there. A 21-yard loss on a Bai­ley sack of Far­rare, an in­com­plete pass, and an­other 10-yard loss by sack pushed Cam­bridge-SD back to its 20 be­fore punt­ing on fourt­hand-41.

A 38-yard Jor­dan Briggs carry fu­eled Wi-Hi’s en­su­ing drive, that was capped by Ko­dua’s sec­ond score from a yard out. An­sari’s third PAT made it, 21-0, with 5:23 to go be­fore in­ter­mis­sion.

Satchell’s first touch­down of the night, a 10-yard carry four min­utes into the sec­ond half, made it 27-0. An­sari’s PAT at­tempt was blocked.

C-SD got on the board shortly there­after, Far­rare (8 for 15, 162 yards) find­ing Lo­gan Mid­dle­town down the left side­line for a 58-yard touch­down score. Drew Warfield’s PAT put the score at 27-7 just 16 sec­onds af­ter Satchell’s score.

But Satchell got the points right back on the Vik­ings’ kick­off a mo­ment later, dash­ing 80 yards up the left hash­mark to put the score at 33-7 with 7:05 to go in the third, cap­ping a 32-sec­ond span of game time in which 20 points were added to the to­tal score.

Wi-Hi quar­ter­back Khalil Evans hit Joshua Shock­ley for an 18-yard touch­down pass with 30 sec­onds left in the third to make it 40-7.

C-SD, stopped at the Wi-Hi 3-yard line on its next drive, got a break mo­ments later,

when Cam­ren Lake re­cov­ered an Evans fum­ble at the same spot. Two snaps later, Kha­lik Beasley’s 1-yard score put the score at 40-14.

Again, Satchell an­swered with a 52-yard jaunt for a 4714 In­di­ans lead. C-SD’s fi­nal

score came with 6:47 re­main­ing on Lake’s 8-yard run.

Wi-Hi got a run­ning clock with 38 sec­onds left, when Briggs scored the night’s fi­nal touch­down from one yard out, and Evans called his own num­ber for a two­point

make af­fair.

“We’re 4-3 and gotta win the last three to get a home play­off game,” said Parker, whose team hosts Kent County on Fri­day at 6:30

con­ver­sion the game a

run to 35-point p.m. “That’s where we’re at. You can’t look past Kent, but you gotta win those last three.

“We don’t have time to feel sorry for our­selves,” Parker added. “As many teams have learned, you can’t sleep on Kent. They’re do­ing ev­ery­thing they can to beat us and we need to make sure we have in­ten­sity to beat them.”

Wi-Hi vis­its Queen Anne’s County at 7 p.m. Fri­day.

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