CAMBRIDGE – The Kent Island High School Buccaneers dominated at Cambridge-South Dorchester on Friday, beating the Vikings, 39-12. Running back Kasey Heath was tough for the Vikings’ defense to bring down, eventually taking five trips into the end zone for the visitors.
C-SD’s scores came courtesy of running backs Anthony Hughes and Kayion Marion, both of whom broke free for long gains. The loss dropped C-SD’s record to 2-2, while Kent Island’s improved to 3-1.
Things got off to a fast start for the islanders, with Heath scoring on their first drive from the 6-yard-line, on fourth down and two. A successful extra point made it 7-0 at the 9:30 mark of the first quarter.
C-SD wasn’t able to put together a drive on their next possession, so after turning over the ball, the Bucs scored again, with 8 minutes to go in the quarter, this time on a pass to wide receiver Keegan O’Brien. A blocked extra point left the tally at 13-0.
Near the end of the quarter, the Buccaneers were driving again, when Viking cornerback Aaron Evansill shut down the drive with an interception near the goal line. The second quarter saw more rough running behind Kent Island’s stout front line, finally resulting in another score by Heath near the end of the half. A failed 2-point conversion made it 19-0 at the break.
In the third quarter, it was more Heath – another touchdown for the 5’10”, 205-pound senior made it 26-0.
The ensuing kickoff went to C-SD’s Anthony Hughes, who makes a name for himself on offense, defense and special teams. Hughes took the ball 90 yards downfield, for the Vikings’ first score, as the home crowd erupted in cheers.
The conversion failed, making the score 26-6. Kent Island answered by grinding out another long drive, moving the pile downfield until Heath reached the end zone again. Following a missed extra point, it was 32-6 at 3:56 left in the third quarter. His final score of the game came about halfway through the fourth quarter and it was 39-6.
C-SD’s special teams once again stepped up with four minutes left to play, blocking a 35-yard field goal attempt. After taking over on downs, the Vikings’ Kayion Marine took off from his own 20-yard line, and it was a race to the goal line from there, a race won by the junior running back to put the final tally on the scoreboard, 39-12.
On Sept. 30, the Vikings will travel to Kent County. The Trojans finished their fourth week of the season with a record of 0-4, having scored 39 points so far this year, while allowing 178.
Game time is 6:30 p.m.