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October 29, 2013 > Irvington victorious at Moreau Catholic homecoming

Irvington victorious at Moreau Catholic homecoming

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

IrvingtonÕs Vikings beat the Moreau Catholic Mariners 30-14 in their homecoming game on October 25th. As the game began, the Mariner defensive line looked like they were ready to give the Vikings a long, painful night as they showed a tough defensive line, great blocking and relentless pursuit. The Vikings were held scoreless in the first quarter.

However, as the second quarter got underway, speed and size differences began to show as the Viking offense found weaknesses and capitalized with power and trap blocking. It was only a matter of time until IrvingtonÕs Jared Lozoya broke loose on a 50-yard run, followed by a one yard burst for the first score of the game. The Mariners would not fold on homecoming night as they fought back; Quarterback Lucas OÕRourke delivered a great pass to Richard Hampton to stay in the fight as the scoreboard registered a close 8-7 contest.

Viking Quarterback Jack Shank went to work as found a hole in the Mariner line and scampered for 80 yards to the end zone. His success continued in the third quarter when, on the first play, he marched the Vikings 31 yards into the end zone to open a 24-7 lead. Although the Mariners fought hard to regain momentum, their receivers were unable to hang on to critical passes and the game slipped away.

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