JAMESTOWN (NewsDakota.com)- Valley City St. extended their winning streak over the Jimmies on the football field with their third straight victory this afternoon at Rollie Greeno Field. The two defenses shined and the offenses never really got on track playing to a 13-10 score.
Derek Elliot started things off with a bang taking the opening kick-off back 90-yards to the house to give the Vikings the games first lead.
Elliot’s kick-off return would hold up into halftime. The Vikings defense bent, but they refused to break. VCSU allowed the Jimmies into the red zone on two occasions but Jamestown College came up empty. A pair of missed field goals was all the Jimmies had to show for their first half dominance.
JC held the Vikings to just 76 yards of total offense at the break. Lance Johansen had that on his own for the Jimmies as he ended with 99 yards in the games first 30 minutes.
Jamestown College got the ball to start the half and marched down for their first points, it was a 26-yard field goal for Craig Anderson, who relieved Ryan Benke after a pair of early misses.
On the ensuing drive, the Vikings answered. Aided by another long Elliot return and a Rob Gibson personal foul, one of three on the day for JC, they were able to move in to extend their lead. Following a 17-yard catch by Colby Lum, Taylor Cino punched it in from two-yards away.
The Jimmies would add a late score to pull the final tally closer, but the offense never really got on track ending in a few crucial three-and-out situations. Mike Cena caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ramasco with :07 left.
The Vikings finished with 233 yards of total offense; rushed for 129 on the ground and Tommy Zinke threw for 104.
For VCSU, it was their third consecutive win after an opening day loss to No. 4 Morningside College. They improve to 3-1.
Jamestown College drops to 1-4 on the season. The Jimmies had 355 yards on the day and when they look back at this game they will see plenty of missed opportunities.
These two teams with meet again in Valley City on October 20th.
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