VHS frosh football team faces heartbreak at Canton By Jim Prosser Trailing Canton 14-8 in the fourth quarter, the VHS Tanager freshman football team scored with two minutes remaining when Jeff Brevik covered 45 yards to the end zone to tie the score. Unfortunately the 2 extra point run was stopped and the game went into overtime.
Canton scored eight points in overtime play and the young Tanagers were held to six on a four yard run by Brevik. The extra point run failed. The team suffered yet another heartbreaking loss, 22-20.
The game was played at Coplan Field in Canton Thursday, Sept. 16 in a typical Canton-Vermillion football game with defenses dominating the action throughout. Key defenders for the Tanagers were: Brian Thomas (10 tackles, one interception); Rob Foster (six tackles, one fumble recovery) and Derek Thomas (five tackles). Besides the late touchdowns by Brevik, he scored on a seven- yard run in the first quarter to give Vermillion an early lead. Mike Buckanaga ran the ball into the end zone to successfully complete the Tanager 2-point extra point attempt following the touchdown.
Mike rushed for 103 yards, and Jeff rushed for 83. With the loss, the freshman season record stands 0-3. They were scheduled to face S.C. East on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Lennox on Thursday, Sept. 23.
Coaches comments: Devin Schwiesow � �It was a close hard-fought game. Defensively, we played well and Brian Thomas had a great game individually.�
Jason Huska � �We have been in every game we�ve played this season but just haven�t been able to pull out a victory. Our kids have really played hard in every contest but we would certainly like to put a mark in the win column in one of the upcoming games. Our offense continues to improve but we have to play consistently throughout an entire game.�