After three tough weeks, the VASJ football team has responded very strongly in the NCL White and remains unbeaten in the league after a 25-0 victory over visiting Trinity on Oct. 7 at Sparky DiBiasio Stadium.
Following up a convincing road win at St. Thomas Aquinas in Week 6, the Vikings shut down the Trojans in a decisive win to remain unbeaten in the NCL White Division and improve to 3-4 overall.
“The guys stepped up and played well, but we also weren’t necessarily over-enthusiastic with the offense. We just need to enjoy this and keep getting better,” VASJ coach Bill Sowers said.
“We let a few plays leak out, but we were able to make the plays to win the game. I am proud of the young men, no doubt, but we also told them they have to work on getting better and focus on Gilmour next week. We aren’t looking at the big picture. We are looking at every game and how to improve.”
The big picture is the NCL White title, but there are still three games to be played, including contests against Warren JFK and Cleveland Central Catholic.
In the win over Trinity, Devland Culliver had two TD runs and Delanoe Harris hit Devon Conyer for a 70-yard TD pass in the second quarter.
“Those young men are really stepping up and figuring out ways to help this team and as a staff we love that,” Sowers said.
VASJ (3-4) led, 13-0, at the half and finished the win off over the final 24 minutes.
Isaiah Gary had a big interception and Culliver scored in the second half to help put the game away.
VASJ hosts Gilmour (4-3) on Oct. 14 in a non-league game.