Colton footall nabs season-opening win
It was tight, but the Colton Vikings emerged from its own pandemic-induced football hybernation for a 14-7 win over Vernonia Friday night.
Colton controlled things on the ground, rushing 44 times for 212 and a touchdown.
An early safety got Colton up 2-0, then they got things rolling on an outside sweep "to our speed back Jeb Ethington in the second quarter to make it 8-0," said head coach Brynie Robinson. A 38-yard bootleg pass to tailback Travers Rogers in the second quarter put Colton up 14-0 at the half.
Colton's defense stood up to the test, holding Vernonia scoreless until just under two minutes in the game when they hit a deep throw over Colton's two safeties for a touchdown.
"We recovered the onside kick and were able to take two knees to end the game," said Robinson.
Up next for Colton will be a Friday night game against visiting Gaston.
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