Canton swamped by VHS JV football team

Canton swamped by VHS JV football team The VHS junior varsity football team continued their winning ways as they destroyed the Canton C-Hawks by a score of 46-0.

The game was called at the four-minute mark in the fourth quarter due to the "mercy rule" which mandates, this season, that if one team is ahead by 45 points or more at the end of the first half or any time in the second half the game is ended immediately.

With the win, the JV upped their record to 5-0 and will next see action at Sioux City Heelan on Monday, Oct. 4 for a 7 p.m. kickoff against the Crusaders at Memorial Field in Sioux City, IA.

"We played very well on both sides of the football," said Coach Jim McGuire. "We really established our rushing attack and were able to control the ball for most of the game. The offensive line came off the ball well throughout the game. It was a good game in that everyone had a great opportunity to see a lot of playing time."

"It was a fun game for the kids to participate in because we could play so many players and try different things on the offensive side of the ball," added Roger Heirigs. "You hate to see a game called by the 'mercy rule' but you don't want the kids to quit playing hard either."

Scoring recap: Dan Tolsma scored on runs of three, 37, and 40 yards; Dave Hanson went 37 yards for a TD; Tyler Vacek caught a pass from Brandon Benzel which covered a total 63 yards and a TD; and Oliver Hope had two short runs of one and two yards to complete the TD scoring. Adam Brooks was four of six in EP kicks.

Vermillion had 348 yards total offense with many players getting to "touch" the football, led by Tolsma (70 yards/seven carries), Hanson (51 yards/four carries) and Eric Rickord (21 yards/three carries).

The defense was a team effort with 21 players being credited with tackles. Sharing four each were Hope, Roche, John Holoch and Matt Bedard. Jeff Gilbertson intercepted a pass and fumbles were recovered by Clint Christensen and Matt Schmidt.

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