Guernsey Sinks Saratoga’s Ship [VIDEO]
Highlights of the Saturday, October 19th, 6-Man Football Game, between Saratoga at #5 Guernsey.
With a playoff spot on the line, one team showed up and the other didn't.
Now the weather is being a little more cooperative...a good day to play some football, or get buried in the leaves...very fall like weather!
Saratoga at #5 Guernsey...first quarter...Guernsey wearing the black...this pass is actually a lateral...Treasure Hollister to Brady Esquibel...and then the favor will be returned...Hollister is wide open...for 15 yards...actually that was not a touchdown...his knee was down at 1...but they would score on the next play to go up 7-nothing.
On the next possession...Esquibel does the honors this time on a 2-yard run...as the Vikings would take command early...now up 15-to-zip.
The junior was making all the plays so far and here's a great example...one stiff arm...another stiff arm...a spin move...and 20 yards later...he's in the land of Valhalla again...the boys in black would have a 23-to-zero lead after the first 10 minutes.
2nd quarter...it's 23-to-4 after a Saratoga field goal...but the home team kept right on going...Esquibel again...from 19 yards...runs over a defender and still manages to score...Guernsey meant business as they would go ahead, 29-to-4.
As for the visitors...they were not getting many breaks...but here's one that did go their way...this pass is bobbled and will end up in the hands of Alex Ziegler...but the Panthers came up empty on the ensuing drive and turned the ball over on downs inside the 5.
So, the ball is back in the hands of the home team...this time it's Jonah Girard on the end around and scoring from 2 yards...that would make this a 37-to-4 game, going into halftime and it was starting to get ugly.
3rd quarter...the Vikings were not done pillaging Saratoga's defense...this time they go to the air...Hollister to Esquibel for 19 yards and the rout was on...they wanted to get this game over with, and now lead 44-to-4.
So far, everything has been done by the underclassmen...here's Isaac Carr...only one of 2 seniors on this team...they got him in on the act...the mercy rule is now in effect, with the scoreboard reading 50-to-4, going into the final 10 minutes.
4th quarter...another Esquibel TD made it 56-to-4....then the Panthers offense finally showed up...that was Tate Stinson on a 2 yard run...but the visitors are still in a deep hole, trailing 56-to-12.
Now one thing we have not seen in this game, is a big yardage play...and the home team would eventually show that they can do that as well...Hollister flairs a pass to Girard...he needed one good block and he got it...and he's off to the promised land...62 yards...it's been all Vikings in this one...now up 62-to-12.
Saratoga had to have this one to keep their playoff hopes alive...but their ship was sunk a long time ago unfortunately...Kyle Bartlett will get the final score of the game...Guernsey would clinch a playoff spot and made it look easy...final score...62-to-20.