Vikings finish season at 0-9
Hug secured the No. 3 seed from the Sierra Division with a 57-14 football rout of visiting South Tahoe on Friday in a game Hawks’ coach Rollins Stallworth hopes will be a springboard into the playoffs for his team.
Hug, which avoided a first-round playoff matchup with unbeaten McQueen, will travel to Elko for its playoff opener.
“We needed a game like this real bad,” said Stallworth, whose team started 3-0 and then lost three straight before ending its regular season with a three-game win streak. “We haven’t been playing well on offense for the past six weeks.”
STHS scored twice inside the final 8 minutes to avoid being shut out for the third time this season. The Vikings finished 0-9 for the second straight season.
Hug sophomore running back Issac Porter, who rushed for 233 yard and five touchdowns on 18 carries to help send South Tahoe to its 19th straight defeat. Stallworth said that to his knowledge, Porter’s yardage total was the third-highest in Hug’s 34-year history; the record of 250 was set by Abner Lopez three years ago.
“They have a couple top-notch players on offense and defense and coach Stallworth prepares his players well.”
Junior running back Greg Williams scored both of the Vikings’ touchdowns, scoring from 5 yards and16 yards out.
“He had that nobody-can-tackle-me attitude going,” said STHS co-coach Rod Robison.
STHS stopped Hug on its first offensive series, but the Vikings fumbled on their first play from scrimmage, setting up Hug’s first score.
“Whatever momentum we created for ourseves again Wooster, we didn’t carry into the game,” Robison said.
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