HULETT—The Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings didn’t let last week’s loss to a top-ranked Farson-Eden team affect their focus on the task in Hulett as they took down the Red Devils by a 47-28 margin.
Saturday’s road trip proved to be one to remember for senior running back Dylan Rose as he racked up 296 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Hulett drew first blood at the 7:07 mark as they scored from the 19 yard line. Their kick was good and the Red Devils went up 8-0.
But for the next two quarters it became the Dylan Rose show as he picked up six points on a three-yard run and caught the conversion pass from junior quarterback Alex Delgado to put the Vikings on the board, now just a point down at 8-7.
Then with less than a minute to go in the first quarter, Rose broke loose on an 81-yard run to the end zone for another score and with the conversion, the Vikes had their first lead of the game at 14-8.
On their next possession, Rose got loose again and went in from 38 yards out and senior back Austin Albrecht ran the conversion in to put the lead at 21-8.
Rose got the final points of the first half on a 51-yard run. The conversion attempt failed but the Vikes had now pushed the lead to 28-8.
If Hulett came up with any kind of plan during the halftime break, it certainly didn’t pan out for them as the Vikings picked right back up again. With just a minute gone in the third quarter, Rose was off to the races again, scoring this time on a 58-yard run. The conversion failed but the lead extended to 34-8.
With a minute-plus to go in the third, Rose capped off another Viking drive from the three-yard line for another six points. The conversion failed but Hulett found themselves now down 40-8.
With 6:49 left in the fourth quarter, Delgado hit junior receiver Jeremy Hartt for 25-yard scoring pass. Albrecht got in for the conversion and the Vikes were up 47-8.
The fourth quarter belonged to the Red Devils as they scored the next three touchdowns to cut the Vikings’ lead to 47-28, the final touchdown coming in with just 12 seconds left in the game.
The Vikings rolled up 441 yards of total offense, gaining 376 on the ground and adding 65 in the air. They ran 39 plays and averaged 11.3 yards per play. Their time of possession was 27:47. They were penalized seven times for 60 yards. The committed two fumbles, losing both. They picked up 14 first downs and converted four of eight third down situations.
Delgado finished with five of eight pass completions for 65 yards and one touchdown.
Rose carried 16 times for 294 yards and six touchdowns. He also had two catches for 11 yards.
Albrecht finished with 59 yards in 11 carries and a pair of catches for 29 yards.
Sophomore Justin Malcom carried four times for 23 yards.
Hartt had one catch for 25 yards and a touchdown.
Malcom led the Viking defense with 10 solo tackles and five assists.
Hartt had six lone stops, one for lost yardage, and a pair of assists.
Albrecht had five unassisted tackles and three assists.
Freshman defensive back Preston Elmore had three lone stops and four assists.
Hulett had 298 total yards of offense, 237 on the ground and 61 in the air. They ran 46 plays and averaged 6.5 yards per play. Their time of possession was 18:42. They were penalized twice for 10 yards and lost just one fumble. They picked up 18 first downs and converted two of eight third-down attempts.
This week, the Vikes will host Kaycee in their homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Viking Stadium. The Vikings are now 1-1 for the season. Kaycee is 0-2 with losses to Burington and Rock River.