Vikings’ Rally Stuns Bengals

Spring Valley's defense closes down on Kenny Benton (4). (Photo/Kristy Kimball Massey)

Spring Valley’s defense closes down on Kenny Benton (4). (Photo/Kristy Kimball Massey)

BLYTHEWOOD (Oct. 29, 2016) – Getting down 20-7 in the first half is not exactly what Spring Valley wanted to do against Blythewood Friday night.

The Vikings pulling away with a 40-33 victory after running all over the Bengals in the second half at District 2 Stadium is not what Blythewood fans wanted to see either.

Running backs Terrell Jackson and Tate I’auolauo, along with quarterback Quincy Hill acted as a three-headed monster in the Vikings’ Flexbone attack.

Blythewood (7-3 overall, 4-2 Region V-5A) didn’t have much trouble defending the ground attack in the first half. Spring Valley had zero yards passing and just 85 rushing yards through the first two quarters.

The Bengals struggled in the second half, chalking up 13 penalties for 84 yards, including several holding flags that blunted drives. Meanwhile, the Vikings runners piled up 249 rushing yards in the second half, as well as 26 points.

“Everything that could go wrong in the second half went wrong,” Blythewood head coach Dan Morgan said. “We had a lot of penalties that stopped offensive drives, defensively we had some missed assignments. The effort was there, but missed assignments against an option team just hurts.”

Spring Valley’s (6-3 overall, 3-2 Region V-5A) defense held the Bengals to one score in the final seconds as the offense rolled.

Blythewood had taken a 26-14 lead into the locker room at the half, but that advantage didn’t last long.

KeAndre Jones scored on a 6-yard touchdown run to open the third quarter and cut Blythewood’s lead to 26-20.

After a Jacobie Ellis interception put the Vikings on the Blythewood 30-yard line, Hill completed his first pass of the game, a 7-yard go-ahead TD pass to Cameron Thomas to take a 27-26 lead with 6:44 left in the third quarter.

The Vikings got touchdown runs from Shaun Moore and Jones in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

“This team has been resilient,” Spring Valley head coach Robin Bacon said. “It’s like we like the challenge and we want to come back. We told our guys we gotta do what we do. Our biggest thing offensively, we really didn’t change anything, we just said ‘we’ve got to play better.’”

Jordyn Adams’ 43-yad pass to Kenny Benton with 32 seconds left closed out the scoring.

Adams led the Bengals with 159 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. He was also 6-for-24 for 139 yards an interception and three TDs. Chris Woodall also had 130 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.

“It ain’t Halloween but I’m sure he’s got a Superman ‘S’ under his uniform,” Bacon said of Adams. “He’s a great kid, a great player. Jordyn is going to make his plays, we just had to limit him.”

Jackson finished the night with 15 carries for 95 yards and a TD. I’auolauo had 16 carries for 84 yards and Hill had 14 carries for 83 yards.

The win clinches a spot in the playoffs for Spring Valley, and sets up a big match against Irmo Friday.

“We know we control our destiny now,” Bacon said. “This is a great win for our program and our kids.”

Blythewood finishes the regular season and awaits the 5A playoffs.


SVHS: 7-7-13-13 – 40

BHS: 13-13-0-7 – 33

First Quarter

S – Paul Stokes 9 fumble return (Jake Hamilton kick) 11:47

B – Kenny Benton 24 pass from Jordyn Adams (Ben Kline kick) 9:04

B – Chris Woodall 58 run (kick failed) 5:58

Second Quarter

B – Kameron Riley 8 pass from Adams (Kline kick) 6:49

S – Terrell Jackson 1 run (Hamilton kick) 2:58

B – Adams 9 run (kick failed)

Third Quarter

S – KeAndre Jones 6 run (pass failed) 9:36

S – Cameron Thomas 7 pass from Quincy Hill (Hamilton kick) 6:44

Fourth Quarter

S – Shaun Moore 7 run (kick failed) 11:04

S – Jones 9 run (Hamilton kick) 1:53

B – Benton 43 pass from Adams (Kline kick) :32


                                               SV                                    BHS

First Downs                        18                                           17

Rushes-Yards                     60-334                                   36-295

Passing Yards                     14                                           139

C-A-I                                      2-7-0                                      6-24-1

Fumbles-Lost                     3-0                                          3-1

Penalties-Yards                 13-130                                   15-101

Punts-Avg.                          4-32.8                                   3-36.0



RUSHING: SV – Tate I’auolau 16-84, Terrell Jackson 15-95, Quincy Hill 14-83, KeAndre Jones 7-42, Jaylon Morris 3-21. B – Chris Woodall 14-130, Jordyn Adams 19-159, Jeffrey Watkins 3-6.

PASSING: SV – Quincy Hill 2-7-0. B – Jordyn Adams 6-24-1.

RECEIVING: SV – Jacobie Elkins 1-7 Cameron Thomas 1-7. B – Terrance Coates 2-46, Kenny Benton 2-67, Roger Carter 1-18, Kameron Riley 1-8.

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