The Vikings and Rams won Belfast Area Peewee Football League games Oct. 3 at the Troy Howard Middle School. The Vikings defeated the Dolphins 28-0 and the Rams beat the Chiefs 22-0.

In the first game, the Dolphins received the opening kick but fumbled with Viking Grey Dinsmore recovering at the Dolphin 40-yard line. The Vikings moved the ball as Nick Salvatore ran 15 yards, quarterback Nolan Woods 10 yards, Jacob Waterman on three carries for 14 yards and, on a fourth-and-a-yard play, Woods scored the touchdown. Stanley Sturgis scored the extra-point conversion. The Vikings led 8-0 at the quarter break.

The second quarter was devoted to the young players, Vikings Grady Doolan, who had a 20-yard kick return, and Dean Grass pulled away from Dolphin defenders four times for the 55-yard scoring drive. The extra-point conversion by Devindale Reynolds was stopped by the Dolphin line. Late in the quarter, Vikings Elliott Anderson, Grady Doolan and Tyler Bartlett caused a fumble with Dakota Payson recovering at the Dolphin 35-yard line. Doolan had a 10-yard gain as the quarter ended. Heading into the half, the Vikings led 14-0.

In the third quarter, Vikings Brendon Bruns scampered five yards, Salvatore had two carries for 15 yards, Sturgis two carries for 10 yards and quarterback Woods earned the five-yard touchdown. Sturgis had the two-point conversion. That gave the Vikings 22-0 lead.

In the fourth stanza, Vikings Zach Dyer sacked the Dolphin quarterback with Grey Dinsmore recovering at the Dolphin 20-yard line. Dinsmore and Waterman gained 15 yards in two plays with Sturgis going in for the touchdown. Skylar Perkins was stopped by the Dolphin defense trying for the two points.

The late game between the Rams and the Chiefs ended in a win for the Rams. The Rams marched down the field with Derek Tyler scoring a 10-yard touchdown and the two-point conversion coming from Tristen Roberts. The Rams led 8-0 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second stanza for younger players, Ram Conner Gould scored a five-yard touchdown. Late in the quarter, a pass attempt by the Chiefs’ quarterback was intercepted by Ram Eamon Gasinski. Chiefs defense, led by Don Resh III, Dyllan Clark, James Fortney, Wyatt Lucas and Hope Thomas, held the Rams from scoring again. The Rams led 14-0 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Ram Derek Tyler scored a 20-yard touchdown, with the two-point conversion by Mitchell Philbrook. The remainder of the game was a defensive battle. The Chiefs’ Brody Sylvia, Edwin Johnson, Gerard Coward, Kyle Vellaro and Alton Lane made several defensive plays to hold the Rams from scoring in the fourth quarter.

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