Saints go off in second quarter, pound Nederland
NEDERLAND — One of Vail Christian football’s goals was to be a bit more explosive offensively when it lined up against Nederland.
We will assume that scoring 46 points in the second quarter fulfills that requirement as Vail Christian went on to win their Central League opener at Nederland, 66-18, on Saturday.
And to think, this game started rather tamely with the Saints leading 6-0 after the first quarter on an Alex Davis touchdown run.
Saints Come Marching In
Then the Saints got going.
Quarterback Logan Raitt called his own number for a 2-yard run and 14-0 lead. Logan and Davis connected for 62 yards and a score. Caleb Chicoine, who had a breakout day, took a jet sweep 65 yards to the house.
Logan to Davis for 18 yards was another trip to the end zone. Ethan Kuhns go in on the act with a 5-yard scamper. And, just for the heck of it, Raitt returned a kickoff at the end of the half for another touchdown.
Forty-six points later, the Saints were clinging to a 52-12 lead at the half.
In the second half, Kuhns scored his second touchdown and Kendrick Kinsella rumbled 28 yards for his first varsity score.
After a somewhat scary start in a win against Plateau Valley two weeks ago, the Saints had no turnovers and its defense produced two.
“Coming off a by week, we were very concerned about coming out flat,” Saints head coach Tim Pierson said. “We played well because we had good senior leadership.”
Vail Christian (2-0) returns home on Saturday at Eagle Valley to host Rocky Mountain Lutheran at 2 p.m.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org and @cfreud.