Kinston downs Southern Wayne
By Ryan Hanchett
Published in Sports on September 12, 2009 11:58 PM
DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne opened with a furious first act.
But Kinston took the curtain call and bow. The unbeaten Vikings reeled off 33 unanswered points and rolled to a 48-13, non-conference victory Friday evening at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex.
"We played pretty well in the first half, but they made the right adjustments coming out in the second half," said Saints head coach Bob Warren. "When we were able to move the ball and control the clock, we were able to keep them from wearing us down."
Southern Wayne (0-4 overall) made the game's first big play on the Vikings' opening drive when Quintae Bradshaw intercepted Dory Hines' pass and returned the ball to the Vikings 39-yard line. The Saints put together an eight-playing scoring drive that ended on Javonni Robinson's 1-yard touchdown plunge.
The Vikings, who have outscored their opponents 127-29 this season, grabbed their first lead just seven seconds into the second quarter. Hines and Kewitt Koonce hooked up for a 16-yard touchdown pass.
The Saints answered with Quintin Smith's 8-yard touchdown run.
"Quintin made a nice play on that run," said Warren. "With his feet and his ability to make something happen, he made a good decision and took off for the score."
Kinston (4-0) responded with a 10-play drive that ended on Hines' go-ahead touchdown. From there, the Vikings seized control over their former Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent.
Southern Wayne went three-and-out on its first possession of the second half. A short punt gave Kinston good field position and Chris Brown cashed in with a 6-yard touchdown run.
A holding penalty forced the Saints to punt on their next possession. Sirtera Brewer blocked the punt and recovered the ball at the 1-yard line. Hines scored on the next play.
Hines accounted for four touchdowns -- three rushing and one passing. Brown led the Vikings' ground attack with 96 yards.
JaQuan Cobb paced the Saints with 60 yards on 19 totes. Jeremy Jones tallied 25 yards on just four carries. Javonni Robinson recorded 24 yards on 11 rushes.
"We are getting better, and tonight there are some things we can build on offensively," said Warren. "We did some good things on the line. We were aggressive and we didn't beat ourselves with a bunch of penalties or turnovers."
Southern Wayne travels to Louisburg on Friday.