The match-up between the Irvington Vikings and the Logan Colts turned out to be a long night for the Vikings. Logan showed how they have remained unbeaten with another dominating performance.
Irvington began the game by moving the ball on the ground, along with the help of some Logan penalties, yet their drive would eventually stall and they were then forced to punt. The Colts put up the their first points of the night on their third offensive play when Quarterback, Jeffrey Prothro, connected with Receiver, Ferdows Wahab, for 34 yards and a touchdown. Logan’s defense shut down the Viking offense and forced a three and out and a punt thanks to a sack for a 10 yard loss by Warren Miles Long. Wasting no time, Damond Beasley took a handoff from Prothro and went 41 yards for a score on the Colts first play of the possession. After a successful two-point conversion the Colts’ lead was 15-0. The Colts and Vikings traded a few possessions before Irvington drove down to pose their first scoring threat behind some hard fought running of Raeshawn Lee who was the Vikings’ leader on offense carrying the ball 16 times for 107 yards. The threat ended when the Vikings field goal attempt failed due to a bad snap. Prothro rushed for 39 then 32 yards on consecutive plays setting the Colts up on the 5-yard line where Warren Long took the ball in for a score. Logan’s Ahki Muhammad had two big plays on defense. The first, was a huge hit to break up a pass, the second, was a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown that was called back on a penalty. After the penalty yardage was marked off, the Colts had the ball on the 44-yard line where on their first offensive play, Prothro hit Damond Beasley for a touchdown pass. Logan’s defense shut down the Viking offense, once again, behind some big stops by Linebacker, Ryan Bua, and a tackle for a loss by defensive Lineman Mauricio Gonzales. The Logan offense kept moving quickly with a connection between Prothro and Tight End, Jermaine Jones, for 28 yards. This was followed by a 22 yard run by Long, then a 12 yard run to the end zone to extend the lead to 36-0. The Colts’ defense stopped the Viking offensive drive again with a tackle for a loss by Ansar Muhammad and a pass break-up by Jarred Mendoza. Finally, Irvington’s Jeremy Sanchez came up with a sack to end the half.
The third quarter began with no hesitation when the opening kickoff was returned 75 yards for a touchdown by Victor Fualaau who followed a huge block from Josh Garma. Linebacker, Ryan Bua, recovered a Viking fumble on their first offensive play of the half giving the ball back to the explosive Colt offense. A couple of plays later, Damond Beasley scored his second rushing touchdown of the game from five yards out. Beasley rushed for 97 yards in the contest on only 4 carries, two of which he scored on. After another defensive stop, the Colts regained possession. Prothro rushed for 23 of his 97 yards helping to set up a three yard scoring run by Warren Long yet again. Long carried the ball six times for 48 yards and completed three touchdowns within the contest. The Colts added one more score, on a fumble return, by Rufus Wollo who also fumbled the ball but had the backing of his teammate Jarred Mendoza who was able to pick it up for the score putting the score at 64-0.
The Logan Colts, now 7-0, will look to keep their momentum going when they take on Kennedy next Saturday. The Vikings will have an extra week to prepare for Kennedy on November 4th due to having their bye next week. However, the November 4th match-up will surely be intense for Irvington in the well renowned “Battle of Blacow”.