Vikings remain unbeaten with rout of Lions

Teays Valley is still perfect at the midway point of the season, following Friday’s 38-7 rout of visiting Liberty Union in a Mid-State League Buckeye Division game.

The Vikings (5-0, 2-0) enter the second half of the regular-season in a first-place tie with defending league champion Bloom-Carroll (5-0, 2-0) and Hamilton Township (3-0, 2-0). Teays Valley is slated to host HT next week for homecoming.

The Vikings ran just 37 plays for 239 yards of total offense with the second half primarily contested with a running clock.

Camden McDanel rushed for 76 yards on just eight touches and scored a touchdown. Tyler Love was 4 of 8 passing for 99 yards and a score.

Teays Valley used its special teams to reach the scoreboard first on a 90-yard kick return by Tommy Williams. The first of five extra points courtesy of Cale Clifton made it 7-0 Vikings.

Teays Valley doubled its lead later in the opening quarter on a 35-yard touchdown run from McDanel.

Liberty Union (2-3, 0-2) scored what turned out to be its lone touchdown late in the first quarter on a two-yard run by Braden Shreyer.

The Teays Valley defense added to the score in the second quarter when Samuel Jones recovered a fumble and took it 36 yards to pay dirt.

The Vikings added a 34-yard field goal from Clifton and a 25-yard touchdown pass from Love to Luke Bullock to take a 31-7 lead into halftime.

Teays Valley capped scoring with its second defensive touchdown of the night when McDanel recovered a fumble and took it in from 31 yards out for a touchdown.

The Lions were held to negative 22 yards rushing by the Vikings and were forced to take to the air with quarterback Jack Brown completing 12 of 25 passes for 160 yards.

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