VHS JV football squad drops opener at Canton By Jim Prosser The Vermillion High School junior varsity football squad opened their 2005 season with a 28-14 loss at Canton on Monday, Aug. 29. The junior varsity squad is coached by Jim McGuire and Roger Heirigs.
Reid Meierkort tossed two touchdown passes to complete all the scoring for the Tanagers. His first pass was a 40-yard completion with Bobby Dykstra on the receiving end. Jackson Freidel caught Meierkort's second TD pass. This completion covered 60 yards.
The Tanagers successfully made a 2-point conversion to complete the scoring for the day. Christ Taylor led the Tanagers on the defensive side with eight total stops.
"It was a good learning experience for our young players," said coach Heirigs. "I know we'll continue to see improvement in all areas as we progress through the season."