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September 19, 2009

Vikings soar past Packers

MOULTRIE � It wasn�t always pretty, but the Lowndes Vikings left Moultrie Friday night with a 31-6 win over the Colquitt County Packers.

The win makes Lowndes 4-0 overall, and the Vikings are now in a four-way tie with Warner Robins, Northside-Warner Robins and Coffee atop Region 1-AAAAA with a 1-0 region record.

�I thought our kids played very hard against a good football team,� Lowndes head coach Randy McPherson said. �I�m very proud of our kids and coaches. It was definitely a good ball game. Colquitt has a good team.�

Lowndes benefited from two crucial mistakes by Packers quarterback Tyler Brown. Brown threw two bad interceptions deep in Vikings� territory that cost Colquitt County when the game was still close. Brown also threw a third interception in the red zone on a tipped ball.

Vikings running back Robert Anderson fumbled the ball away on the first play from scrimmage at his own 22-yard line, but Brown returned the favor when he threw an interception to Geraldo Orta in the Vikings� end zone on the ensuing drive. Orta returned the kick over 75 yards which helped set up a 38-yard field goal by Jed Solomon to give the Vikings a 3-0 lead.

With the Vikings leading 9-0 in the second quarter, Colquitt County running back Tevin King broke a 50-yard run to the Vikings� 17-yard line. Two plays later Brown fired another drive-killing interception to Chris Scurry.

�We just kept fighting, kept pressing and made some plays at the right time,� McPherson said.

Brown came into the game with 499 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. Against the Vikings� defense, Brown was 12-for-29 for 130 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions.

On the opposite side, Lowndes quarterback Cole Parker was a model of consistency. He completed 7-of-10 passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

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