The Vermillion Tanagers defeated the Lennox Orioles 17-0 in the opening game of the 2013 season for both squads.
Tyler Madsen led Vermillion (1-0) with 74 yards rushing and a touchdown. Regan Bye added 54 yards on the ground. Starting quarterback Jack Brown, who lead the team in its opening offensive drive and rushed for a touchdown in the effort, suffered a broken collarbone. Matt Ouellette stepped in as quarterback for the remainder of the game. Ouellette completed three passes for 56 yards.
Vermillion hosts South Sioux City on Sept. 6 in the DakotaDome.