The rain falls “On the just and on the unjust”
Photo by Ralph Stewart
The ball was wet. The players were wet. The grass was wet and slippery. Everything was wet and slippery, Friday at the Dan McCarthy field where the Vineyarders took on the Vikings of South Shore Vocational.
The number of slips, fumbles, and dropped passes bore frequent witness to the soggy playing conditions.
Football may be the only game where the players seem to delight in bad weather.
Friday's first touchdown was by Randall Jette on a 41-yard run late in the first quarter. Dhonathan Lemos added the extra point.
T.J. Van Gerven scored the second MV TD on a 19-yard pass from Jette early in the second period.
The score at the half was 13-0.
On defense the names Harry West , Ramon Espino, Michael Montanile and Lemos were frequently heard.
There were no points posted in the third quarter, but early in the fourth, South Shore's Andy Beckwith climaxed a 37-yard, 11-play march, abetted by a 15-yard facemask penalty.
The Vikings attempt to add two extra points failed.
Later, MV was forced to punt from their 33. But the ball was fumbled by the SS receiver and recovered by Delmont Araujo on the Vikings' 25.
The final points were scored by Chris Costello from the Vike's 3-yard line. Lemos added an extra point to make the final count, 20-6.
Herman's heroes are 4-0-0 on the season having outscored their opponents 98-60. The next game is with Somerset, here, Friday, October 15 at 5:30 pm.
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T.J. Van Gerven caught a pass from Randall Jette and sprinted to the goal line scoring the Vineyard's second touchdown in the second quarter.
Randall Jette turned the corner and headed for the end zone scoring the game's first points.
Chris Costello attracted a boatload of Vikings.