KAYCEE—The Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings know just how the players from NSI felt last week when they ran over the Wolves in a 78-6 rout. They know because the tables were turned this week as the machine of top-ranked and defending 1-A Six Man champion Kaycee downed the Vikes 70-0.
Saying it was all Kaycee would certainly state the obvious, backed up by stats that show a very lopsided game played Saturday in Kaycee.
Kaycee held the Vikes to just 100 yards of total offense and dominated every category.
Kaycee capitalized on several Viking mistakes early in the game, beginning with catching Gage Koeteman in the end zone for a safety, followed by a fumble on the Vikings’ next series that resulted in a touchdown.
From there, the Buckaroos unleashed an offensive attack that was nearly flawless, scoring 12 more points in the first quarter, followed by quarters of 22, 22 and six respectively to claim the win.
Ryan Harms completed two of 10 passing attempts and had one interception, while Garret Oneyear completed zero for two and one interception.
Gage Koeteman finished with 39 yards in 20 rushing attempts. Justin Malcom carried five times for 24 yards, Oneyear carried 11 times for 14 yards and Austin Albrecht added 10 yards in one carry.
The Vikes ran 49 plays and gained 12 yard passing and 88 rushing. They fumbled the ball four times and recovered just twice.
Time of possession for the Vikings was 35:38. Kaycee made the most of their 11:40. Running up 320 yards of offense,
The Vikings made seven first downs—four rushing, two passing and one from a penalty. Kaycee had 13 first downs—nine from passing and four from rushing.
Defensively for the Vikings, Justin Malcom finished with four solo tackles and a pair of assists.
Albrecht had three solo stops and two assists. Oneyear and Koeteman each had two lone stops and two assists.
Dale Mote and Xavier Smith each had a single takedown.
Things should brighten for the Vikes this week as they return to familiar ground and host the Hanna-Elk Mountain Miners Friday night. The junior high will play at 5 p.m. and the high school will kick off at 7 p.m.