The Colton Vikings stomped the Amity Warriors 34-8 at home on Friday night. Colton did suffer a loss though. In the first quarter Brent Fine was hit hard and broke his leg.
I knew it was broken as soon as I saw it, Coach Dan Leighton said. It wasnt a compound fracture, but the bone was visibly broken. Fine went into surgery at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center on Saturday.
As Colton firefighters carried Fine off the field and loaded him into his mothers car for transport to the hospital, the Vikings paid their respects to their injured teammate, and then stepped back onto the field.
The first quarter ended with Amity up 8-7, but those eight points were all the Colton defense would relent.
We always start really slow, Coach Dan Leighton said. I dont know why. If we can survive the first quarter, I know well be fine.
The Vikings were more than fine though, as they came out firing on all cylinders in the second quarter. Colton got up 15-8 before the half, and they came back in the third with even more aggression.
Theyre adjusting and starting to be football players, Leighton said. Drexler Hall did an incredible job. The offense clicked. They manhandled Amity.
Colton got 12 more points on the board in the third, and added another touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Coltons offense revolved around a punishing rushing attack, as the team ended up with 310 rushing yards on 48 carries. Rhedyn Stanczyk was the leading rusher with 88 yards and a score, but significant contributions also came from Nico Cantelon, Charlie Gilpin and Hall.
The smile hasnt left my face, Leighton said.
The Vikings play their final league game against the Dayton Pirates on Friday, Nov. 1, in Dayton.