SALISBURY — The Wicomico High School Indians (2A) beat the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings (1A) on Friday, 28-7. The win was WiHi’s first over Cambridge in several seasons, as the Vikings had been in control of the rivalry for years.
The Indians’ record improved to 5-1, with the Vikings’ falling to 3-3.
The Indians jumped out to an early lead after quarterback Eddie White’s 13-yard toss to Malique Leatherbury and fullback BJ Cook’s 5-yard run. A blocked extra point and a failed 2-point conversion left the score at 12-0 when the quarter ended.
After a dominant first period, the Indians’ offense sputtered, as the home team committed a series of miscues including penalties and turnovers. The refs hung out plenty of laundry, with one penalty flag following another, as each team seemed to lose focus.
Late in the second quarter, C-SD was moving the ball but saw their drive shut down by an Indian interception with 19 seconds left in the half. A few plays later, on 4th and 11, with the Vikings in a prevent formation, Leatherbury grabbed a short pass, broke tackles and scored on a 36-yard run. A successful 2-point conversion by Cook made it 20-0 at the half.
C-SD came out of the lockerroom ready to go in the second half, with quarterback Dario Belizaire breaking free for a long gain, and on the next play, KJ Dockins ran 28 yards for the Vikings’ first points. A good kick courtesy of James Frazier made it 20-7.
A scoreless third quarter was followed by a strong Indians’ drive to begin the final period. The possession ended with a TD from Cook, who took a handoff at the C-SD 10, and walked into the end zone at the 9:58 mark. With their kicker injured, WiHi completed a 2-point conversion for a 28-7 lead and the final score.
The previous week, the Vikings had beaten the Kent County Trojans (0-5), 53-0.
The Wicomico High School Indians came into Friday’s game at 4-1, after losing the previous week to Kent Island, 28-8.
The Washington Jaguars forfeited to C-SD, canceling the scheduled game on Thursday, Oct. 14. The game was intended to be the Vikings' final regular-season home game. The result advanced their record to 4-3.