Hopkins senior Mason Shaendorf dives for a touchdown in his team’s lopsided win over Calvin Christian. (Photo by Julie Smith)

Vikings cruise against Calvin Christian

Leo Martonosi

HOPKINS—Hopkins football coach Cody Francis had nothing but praise for his players following their OK Silver game against Calvin Christian on Friday, Oct, 6.
“This was one of our best overall games of the season,” Francis after his Vikings put the hammer down on the Squires, 47-7.
Hopkins’ second straight victory was very pleasing to junior wide receiver-defensive back Hunter Lewellyn.
“Even though we need to win the two remaining games on our schedule, it’s still possible for us to make the playoffs,” Lewellyn said. “That’s our goal.”
The 3-4  Vikings have no margin for error against either Wyoming Lee or league unbeaten Kelloggsville if they want to end their season the way they want to.
“Even though it can be difficult to get in (the playoffs) as a 5-4 team, it can happen,” Francis said. “That’s what’s been driving these guys the last two games.”
Lewellyn not only took Nolan Smith’s lone pass completion of the night 73 yards for six points, but also made a sensational diving interception.
“This was by far the best of the three interceptions I’ve had,” Lewellyn said.
Ryan Haveman scored three touchdowns and rushed for a game-high 106 yards.
“Our offensive line did a great job blocking for all of our backs tonight,” Francis said.
Mason Schaedorf powered his way for 92 yards and one touchdown. Mason Moomey, who picked up 51 yards and ran for a touchdown, also stepped up defensively when given the opportunity.
“Our entire defense played very well,” Francis said. “I felt like we dominated both sides of the ball.”
Linebackers Ethan Gilder and Greg Castello and their friends had Calvin Christian’s 6-foot-5 quarterback Eric Hoogland running for his life on nearly every down.
Gilder collected a team-high seven tackles, while Castello was two back with five takedowns.
“I can’t say enough about the job the coaches did in getting us ready for tonight’s game,” Francis said.
Cole Marschall and Smith closed out the Vikings’ touchdown parade with scoring runs. Elliot Fair had another strong game, hitting on five extra points for the Vikings.
Contact Leo Martonosi at leomartonosi@gmail.com.


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