2006-10-05 / Top Stories

Vikings Bounce Back With 22-6 Win Over Tech

By Jerry Del Priore

(Clockwise from top)Viking quarterback David Legree (#8) puts his team on the scoreboard in the first quarter as he leaps over Brooklyn Tech defender into the end zone for a touchdown; two Tech defenders chase South Shore senior Josiah Pollack in vain as he scores what proved to be winning touchdown in fourth quarter; South Shore senior linebacker Devaughn Best puts hit on Engineers' quarterback after pitchout.  (Clockwise from top)Viking quarterback David Legree (#8) puts his team on the scoreboard in the first quarter as he leaps over Brooklyn Tech defender into the end zone for a touchdown; two Tech defenders chase South Shore senior Josiah Pollack in vain as he scores what proved to be winning touchdown in fourth quarter; South Shore senior linebacker Devaughn Best puts hit on Engineers' quarterback after pitchout. After a tough loss against Curtis in their last game, South Shore High School's varsity football team knew before traveling to Brooklyn Technical High School on Friday that it had to establish its running game in order to win.

Following a performance in which he only gained 64 yards on 15 carries, Josiah Pollack returned to his old form last week and rushed for 120 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown, leading the Vikings (3-1) to an impressive 22-6 win over the Engineers.

Viking quarterback David Legree also had a solid afternoon, connecting on 7 of 10 attempts for 68 yards. He also ran for 41 yards with two touchdowns and threw for a couple of two-point conversions.

    Photos by Phil Robinson
Photos by Phil Robinson Legree's first rushing touchdown staked the Vikings to an early 6-0 lead, but South Shore failed to score again until the second half. Even after a Viking third quarter fumble, it looked as if the Engineers would take advantage and finally get on the scoreboard. However, junior Christi Graham intercepted a Tech pass to swing the momentum back to South Shore. On the next play, Pollack bolted for a 54-yard touchdown run to give the Vikings a 14-0 advantage.

In addition to his stellar offensive day, Pollack led the Vikings stingy defense with ten tackles, one sack and an interception. Senior Angel Perez notch-ed seven tackles and Keley Julmice had one of three Viking pickoffs.

The Engineers finally broke the shutout with a touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

South Shore head coach Tommy Salvato was happy with his team's performance and ability to adapt and improve in the second half.

"I'm excited that we won," Salvato said after the game. "Tech, traditionally, gives us a hard time, but our guys worked hard and came out on top. We made some adjustments at halftime, and the defense rose to the occasion."

The Vikings host the 3-1 John F. Kennedy High School Knights on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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