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Danville defeats Vinemont 49 – 3

Paul Wilson

Hartselle Enquirer


Danville took the opening kickoff and wasted little time getting on the board.  Junior quarterback Landon Tidwell  (3 rushes, 68 yards) raced down the left sideline for a 50-yard touchdown on the Hawks’ 3rd play from scrimmage.  Logan Jaep added the PAT and Danville led 7-0 with 10:43 left in the first period.

A short punt by Vinemont gave the Hawks good field position at their own 39.  Runs by Peyton Colburn (4 rushes, 51 yards) and Ryan Self (6 rushes, 41 yards) gave Danville a 1st and goal at the Eagle 3 but a turnover ended the Hawk scoring threat.

Vinemont got its only points on the night early in the second period on a 25-yard field goal.

Danville would be in control the remainder of the half, scoring three times on runs of 38 yards (Jackson Locklear), 16 yards (Tidwell) and 39 yards.  The final two scores occurred just one minute apart.  Tidwell’s TD came with 3:31 left in the half and Jaep kicked the PAT to give Danville a 21-3 lead.

Danville then attempted an onside kick and “holy trick play, Batman” it worked to perfection as Jaep kicked and recovered the ball to give the Hawks a first and 10 at the Eagle 48.  Three plays later it was 28-3 Danville.

The Hawks would be even more dominant in the second half, both on the scoreboard (21-0) and on the stat sheet as Danville outgained Vinemont 155 yards to minus-15. The Eagles lost 15 yards for the second half.

Danville’s touchdowns came on a 9-yard run by Self, an 18-yard pass from Tidwell to Colton McCay and a 6-yard run by Tyson Coker (8 rushes, 36 yards).  Jaep kicked all but the last PAT as Leo Soto gave the Hawks their final point of the evening with 10:59 left in the game.

For the game, Danville rushed for 427 yards and passed for 18 while holding Vinemont to just 77.

Making that number even more impressive is the fact that the Eagles gained 86 yards in the 1st quarter but, lost 9 yards the rest of the game.

Danville is 2-0 on the season and will open region play on Friday night at Carbon Hill.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.