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3 Things Week 10

Each Week following Spartanburg Viking Football games, I’m going to take a couple of days and think about the 3 most important things I saw on the field.  Some good, some great, some not so good.  I’ll try to break through what mattered, and what not to overreact to.  So here’s 3 things from Week 10’s 35-14 win over Dorman. 

1-Trenton Lynch is ready….he’s ready to be the starting Running Back for the Vikings for the next 3 years…and the rest of the season.  13 carries for 169 yards and 2 TDs including the game sealing 78 yard TD run down the Viking sideline against a solid Dorman Defense was as impressive as anything I’ve seen this year.  The kid is just a Freshman.  Colleges need to take note right now. 

2-The Offense found its rhythm.  Sophomore QB Trey Burke was excellent going 15 of 18 for 202 yards and a TD pass to Justin Rice..who had 5 catches for 81 yards.  7 different WRs caught passes and we also ran for 222 yards.  The Vikings scored quickly when they needed to (90 seconds on opening drive of the 2nd half) and paced themselves when they needed to.  The OL had its best day as a unit as well and hopefully can keep getting better.

3-It’s not just 1…it’s 2.  We know…Everyone knows about Jr LB Cam Smith who finished the regular season with 108 tackles.  But once again Jr LB Peyton Jones had a monster night delivering huge hits.  Both LBs had 11 tackles in the win over Dorman.  These 2 are the best middle LB combo I’ve ever seen at the High School level.  Shout out to Christian Roberts and Damien Coates – the 2 combined for 4.5 sacks (SHS had 6) against Dorman.  The Vikings played their most complete game of the season against their rival.  

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