Record day helps keep Vikings atop SAA stand­ings

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL SPORTS -

Berry Col­lege set a pro­gram record with six in­ter­cep­tions in the team’s first trip to Texas on Satur­day and rolled to a 44-10 blowout of new con­fer­ence op­po­nent Austin Col­lege.

The Vikings took some time to set­tle into the game as the Austin ’Roos got out to a 10-0 lead in the open­ing 16 min­utes, but Berry found its foot­ing soon af­ter and held the home team score­less the rest of the game.

Berry im­proves to 5-0 on the sea­son and 3-0 against South­ern Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion com­pe­ti­tion, giv­ing the Vikings a solid hold on first place in the con­fer­ence stand­ings.

Austin Lowe led Berry with 102 yards and a touch­down on 13 car­ries, while quar­ter­back Tate Ad­cock was 7-of-10 for 79 yards and three touch­downs. The ’Roos were held to just 54 yards rush­ing and fin­ished with seven to­tal turnovers.

A 20-point sec­ond quar­ter was the big­gest part of the Vikings’ come­back as it in­cluded a 20-yard score from run­ning back Austin Lowe and a pair of Trey Ciresi touch­down re­cep­tions.

Ciresi’s first score was set up by an in­ter­cep­tion from An­to­nio White, which he re­turned 21 yards to give Berry solid field po­si­tion.

White’s sec­ond in­ter­cep­tion came in the third quar­ter and led to a nine-play, 75-yard scor­ing drive capped off by CJ Stone’s first ca­reer rush­ing touch­down from a yard out.

The Vikings are back on the road next Satur­day, this time in Ten­nessee for a 7 p.m. kick­off against Se­wa­nee.

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