C-SD Vikings beat Kent County, 54-30

By Dave Ryan
Posted 4/9/21

WORTON — The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings traveled to Kent County on Friday, where they beat the Trojans, 54-30. C-SD came into the game at 4-1, while the Kent County men were …

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C-SD Vikings beat Kent County, 54-30

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WORTON — The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings traveled to Kent County on Friday, where they beat the Trojans, 54-30. C-SD came into the game at 4-1, while the Kent County men were looking for their first win of the season.
The Vikings were playing without their top running back, Dario Belizaire, out with a minor cut on one leg — Head Coach Gaven Parker wanted to make sure he would be healthy for the season-ending game next week, at home against Easton.

The Vikings took their first possession downfield, until Tayon Fletcher took the ball into the end zone from the 15-yard line. After a good James Frazier extra point, the visitors were up, 7-0 with 9:10 left in the first quarter.

The Trojans came out throwing, despite the windy conditions, and did some marching of their own. But holding calls, incomplete throws from Trojans QB Thomas Goldsborough and significant pressure in the backfield led to a turnover on downs at the C-SD 30.

On the following possession’s second play, Vikings QB John Henry connected with Jay’zon Roberts for a 54-yard TD pass and a 14-0 tally with 4:50 left in the first period.

The tide turned, at least briefly, for the Trojans at the end of the first quarter, when Goldsborough scored from the 2 on a keeper. After Donald Banks blocked the extra point attempt, it was 14-6. Early in the second quarter, the Trojans scored again. A failed 2-point conversion on a fake kick left the score at 14-12.
C-SD was up next, with two more TDs, the second one a 33-yard run by Nisim Hawkins. So with 7:28 to go in the first half, it was 28-12 in favor of C-SD.
Kent had an effective game plan that kept the Trojans in the game. With C-SD’s big D-line not being too fast, Kent sent receivers downfield to take away the Vikings’ speedy backfield. That left Goldsborough and other ball carriers with a chance for good gains on the ground, being too quick for the big men to stop right away.

In the third quarter, Donald Banks capped the second half’s opening drive with a 16-yard run for a score. Frazier’s kick made it 35-12 with 10:06 left in the period. Late in the third quarter, Banks scored again, and after the extra point it was 42-12.
On the first play from scrimmage in the fourth quarter, the Trojans’ Dylann Conner scored on a 55-yard catch and run. After a failed 2-point attempt, the score was 42-18.
Tayon Fletcher got his second score of the night with about nine minutes left in the game. Frazier’s kick hit the right upright and was no good, leaving the score at 48-18.

The Trojans edged closer with a 71-yard TD catch by Dylan Conner. After a failed 2-point attempt, the score was 48-24 with 8:18 left to play.

So, it wasn’t what you would call a defensive battle. C-SD’s Jordan Manokey made his mark next, with a touchdown that brought the Vikings over 50 points for the third week in a row, at 54-24.

With about three minutes left, Trojan Ty Wilson took a trip to the scoreboard, and it was 54-30. That many points might have been a surprise to C-SD’s coaches — Kent County had scored only 6 in a 48-6 loss the previous week against Colonel Richardson, a team C-SD had beaten decisively twice already this season.

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