VASJ found out first hand on Sept. 8 what has made Kirtland one of the state’s best small-school programs for more than a decade.
The Hornets racked up 280 yards rushing in a 48-0 win over the Vikings at Rogers Field.
Kirtland – a three-time state champ since 2011 – led 34-0 at halftime. The second half was played under Ohio’s running clock rule.
“They are an impressive team,” VASJ coach Bill Sowers said. “I was extremely impressed with the young man who stepped in for their injured QB.
“As the game got out of hand and they worked their backups in, those guys performed well. They are plug & play regardless of position – it’s what we are aspiring to be.”
As for moving forward, Sowers said the Vikings must quickly focus on Week 4 vs. Shaw at Sparky DiBiasio Stadium.
“I have to do a better job of getting our young men ready to play,” Sowers said. “We are looking forward to getting this awful taste out of our mouths. All of our goals are still in line with the exception of going unbeaten. I’m looking forward to see how our players respond to this set back.”