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Indians scalp the Vikings 35-7 @Carlisleathlet1 @CarlisleFB @MiamiEastHS

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| August 27, 2021


Last night I made my second trip to Carlisle, Ohio to watch the Indians host the Vikings from Miami East. The Indians come in of a 20-0 win over Twin Valley South, while the Vikings are limping in after being walloped by Preble Shawnee 49-14. Watching the teams warm-up I, as well as everyone could see the Vikings were really large on the front lines, while the Indians looked like the quicker team, as far as the lines went. I am using the Carlisle roster from Digital Scout and the Miami East roster from

The Indians quickly showed their game plan when Talon Borders went to his right, waited for his quick line to do its job, then he blasted to a mice 24-yard run. The drive came to a sudden stop when Nick Shields pounced on the ball when the ball carrier for the Indians coughed it up. The drive would go almost nowhere thanks to a stout effort from the defense. With a little under 7:00 left on the clock, Talon Borders went to his right again and busted free for a big 28-yard gain. This drive ended with a 10-yard touchdown run from Kole Larison Talon Borders plowed in to make this an 8-0 game, with 5;12 showing on the clock. The Indians defense would quickly get the ball to their ground and pound offense and with 2:22 left in the half Larison used some sweet work from his line to pick up 23-yards on a nice quarterback run. Brice Naylor bullied his way into the end zone followed by a fumble recovery in the endzone on the two-point conversion try by Alex Couch to make this a 16-0 game.

The half had a little over 7:00 left when Cael Rose opened a huge hole that Austin M Francis eased through for a 12-yard run. Trent Saylor would sack Francis because of a bad snap. The Vikings had just gotten the ball back when Layton Burke recovered the Indians fumble. A short time later Francis coughed the ball up, and making the recovery for the Indians was Bryce Brown. Neither team would do anything much in the last two minutes of the half as a wet field and some good defense continued to hold the offense at bay.

The first big play in the 2nd half came when Scottie Bruns got to Francis for a 4-yard loss. Brock Ritchea would be steering the ship for the Vikings at the 11:12 mark of the quarter and he would be picked off by

Carson Burney. Larison would end the ensuing drive with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Grant Chaney.

Derek Sprandel had his point-after kick blocked by Dylan Williams leaving this a 22-0 game. Miami East found themselves in a fourth and seven predicament with a little over 6:00 left in the quarter after they elected to go for it with the result being a 39-yard touchdown catch by Williams. Jacob Roeth hit is point after kick making this a 22-7 game. The last 3:45 of the half would give us two nice plays by the Vikings. First, Naylor worked his way to convert a fourth and two keeping the Indians drive alive, then with under a minute left Ritchea was sacked by Lucas Fox and Nick Piecre.

The Vikings defense continued to play hard even being down by 15 points and this paid off when Ritchea sacked Larison, with 10:05 left in the contest. Ritchea, who was playing quarterback would cough the ball up and Kyle Holt recovered it for the Indians. The last 4:30 of the game brought two more Indian scores. The first was a 12-yard run from Talon Borders. The point-after kick was again blocked by Williams. The final score came on another border run from 46-yards out. This time Derek Sprandel made the kick to give us our final score of 35-7.













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