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The Vikings jump out to a 14-0 lead in the first half and then hold of Vernonia for the win Friday night

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.

COURTESY PHOTO: JAMES MILLER - The Colton Vikings nabbed a season-opening win Friday night over Vernonia.

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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