Vikings Stung - 32-0 - By Hornets For Third Loss Of Season
South Shore High School's varsity football team has been slowly slipping into an abyss all season long. And that was evident last Saturday as the Vikings hosted the Midwood High School Hornets, and were thrashed 32-0.
Before South Shore knew what had hit them, Midwood scored a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter to jump out to a quick 14-0 advantage. The Hornets added another score in the second period to extend its lead 20-0 at halftime and continued the offensive attack with another touchdown in the third quarter to run the score to 26-0.
Midwood capped off the scoring on the first play from scrimmage in the fourth quarter.
The Vikings couldn't stop Midwood's ground attack, which compiled 296 yards. Midwood running back Marc Vincent ran for 109 yards on 11 carries with two scores and teammate Deshaun Dussap added 67 more yards on seven touches with a TD.
Senior Stephen Holness had another solid game for the Viking defense with seven tackles, two of which were for losses.
Viking head coach Tommy Salvato wasn't as upset with the defeat as much as he was with the way his team played.
"It's embarrassing. It's not about losing, it's the way we are losing," Salvato told the Courier after the game. "We don't have any football savvy…zero football savvy."
Salvato explained part of his dilemma. "We don't have a lot of kids, and we don't have many options," he said. "We don't get to see live kids in practice because of the numbers. But we're going to have to find the right mix of players who really want to play."
The Vikings visit Fort Hamilton High School, last year's PSAL champs, tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.