2011-09-08 / Sports

Cowboys Stampede Vikings

Saturday in Huntingdon, Pa., Fulton County’s varsity Cowboys found the win column for the first time this season, sprinting past the Mount Union Vikings for a 33-0 victory.

Mount Union received the opening kickoff and showed early signs of life. Facing third and long on their first series of downs, the Vikings sprung a reverse that netted 20 yards and a first down. The Cowboy defense stiffened from there, forcing a turnover on downs.

The Cowboy offense then took charge of the game. On their first play from scrimmage, Matt Huston took a handoff and sprinted down the left sideline for a huge gain. Dylan Gordon followed with a 35 yard TD run, followed by a Chase Novack quarterback keeper for the extra point. Mount Union attempted to answer the Cowboy score at the start of the second quarter, but Garrett Danfelt stuffed the Viking reverse for a loss this time, forcing a punt. The Cowboy offense again struck quickly, springing Aaron Schepis for a 27 yard run. Novack then hit Schepis with a pass to advance the ball to the two yard line, where Gordon bulled into the endzone on the next play. Schepis converted the PAT to push the Cowboy lead to 14-0. Following another defensive stop and turnover on downs, Novack lofted a 35 yard touchdown bomb to Schepis. With the pointafter successful, the Cowboys led 21-0 at the half.

The Cowboys kept the pressure on after the break, as Schepis galloped for a 47 yard TD on the first drive of the half. The Cowboy defense continued to prove stingy, forcing a Viking punt on their next drive. Lane Kendall then assumed the running back duties as the game entered the fourth quarter. After a series of tough runs by Kendall advanced the ball deep into Viking territory, Kendall put an exclamation point on the day with a tough run around the right end for the Cowboys’ final score of the day.

The Cowboys face off against the Southern Huntingdon Lions next Saturday at 11 a.m. Both teams are 1- 1 on the season.

In junior varsity action, the Vikings prevailed by a 14- 6 final.

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