VASJ and Cleveland Central Catholic have played many big games against each other in several different sports, but the stakes don’t get much higher than on Oct. 28 at Stefanski Stadium.
The Vikings and the Ironmen will face off for the outright NCL White Division championship as both teams enter the contest unbeaten in the league at 3-0.
VASJ is 4-5 overall and coming off a huge second-half effort in a 41-21 win over Warren JFK. CCC is 5-4 overall and has won four straight games.
Ironmen quarterback Marvin Minger is a talented dual threat. Kody Bell and Keije Brown are legitimate threats in the passing game, and senior running back David Lee is an effective option out of the backfield. Defensively, CCC has allowed just 28 points during the four-game winning streak.
The Vikings are led on offense by dual-threat QB Delanoe Harris, who leads the team in passing and rushing with 1,816 total yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns. Chris Boykin is coming off a monster effort vs. Warren JFK in which he had an impact running, receiving and on special teams to spark his team. Devland Culliver, Devon Conyer, Nate Dean and Carl Chaney have all made an impact on offense this season. Re’ Williams and Kiras Kijauskas anchor the offensive line for VASJ.
Defensively, senior Patrick Sheridan is the team’s leading tackler. Linebacker Devontae Glover has had a solid season. Isaiah Gary and Chase Harden continue to be productive on that side of the ball for the Vikings along with several of the offensive standouts.