Lancers subdue Vikings

Oct 10 2013 - 11:35pm

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LAYTON -- Who knew Vikings didn't like water?

In a steady rain, Viewmont drowned on the football field as Layton swamped the Vikings 26-0 on senior night in a Region 1 battle Thursday evening.

Davis Marriott splashed in for two first half touchdowns as the Lancers swam to an early lead and then turned things over to their defense in the second half.

"We got off to a good start in the first half," said Layton head coach Jim Batchelor. "Then the turf got a little bad, but we still did a pretty good job.

Quarterback Hunter Evans scored on a 2-yard keeper with 26 seconds remaining in the half after Layton recovered a fumble on the Viewmont 10 and the Lancers led 19-0 at the break.

Viewmont turned the ball over three times, once on the fumble and twice on interceptions by Jordan Jaramillo, including a 56-yard pick six on the opening drive of the third quarter.

"I'm very happy with the defense," Batchelor said. "Our defensive coaches put together a good plan and we were able to execute it."

Layton improved to 3-1 in league play and 4-4 overall while the Vikings slipped to 0-5 and 1-7 for the year.

Neither team threatened the end zone on offense in the second half, as conditions worsened, but Layton maintained good ball security with only one turnover on the evening.

"We wanted to get away from the option stuff and not put the ball on the ground," Batchelor said. "We decided to go smash mouth in the second half, chew up the clock and get out of here."

"What I need now is a nice warm drink and a hot meal, " Batchelor added.

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