The last time the Vikings won a football game was almost two years ago on September 17, 2010 when they nipped Redan 7-6.
That was 17 games ago and two football seasons, but the Vikings (1-1) ended that behind the play of offensive stars Nick Alexander and Bradley Earnest along with a defense led by Kyle Smith in a 28-14 victory over the Dunwoody Wildcats (0-2) on Friday night at Adams Stadium.
Alexander threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns and Earnest added two scores on the ground in the Vikings’ win.
Kyle Smith led the Lakeside defense with a pair of interceptions as the Vikings stymied the Wildcats on fourth goal late in the third quarter to keep a 21-7.
Dunwoody, now 0-1 in Region 6-AAAAA, did pull within 21-14 early in the fourth quarter but the Vikings answered with their final score to secure the game and improve to 1-0 in region play for the first time since that 2010 season.
Chamblee 28, Druid Hills 21
The Chamblee Bulldogs (2-0) rallied from a game opening Druid Hills’ touchdown drive with 21 points on the way to a 28-21 victory at Adams Stadium on Friday night.
Joquan Johnson gave the Red Devils (1-1) the early7-0 lead on a 22-yard run before the Bulldogs drove back to tie the game behind runs of 65 yards and 12 yards by Deonte Boyland, the final 12 for the touchdown.
Chamblee took a 14-7 lead on a 35-yard pass play from Ja’Tavian Johnson to Kareem Codling.
The Bulldogs made it 21-7 at the half by driving 95 yards in the final two minutes of the half. Tomas Harris busted a 70-yard run and Dezmin Reed went the final 18 just before the end of the half for the 14-point lead.
Druid Hills closed to within 21-14 on a 24-yard pass from Kyle Simmons to Emmanuel Reed, but the Bulldogs answered with another drive with Reed scoring again to make it 28-14.
Johnson pulled the Red Devils within 28-21 with an exciting 95-yard punt return, but the Bulldogs held on for the win.
Columbia 34, McNair 0
Courtney Davis threw three touchdown passes, two to Shadell Bell, as the
Eagles rolled to 2-0 with a 34-0 win over McNair (1-1).
Friday, Sept. 7
Strong Rock Christian (2-0) 14, Clarkston (0-3) 6
Cedar Grove (1-2) 30, Douglass (0-2) 7
Lakeside (1-1) 28, Dunwoody (0-2) 14
Chamblee (2-0) 28, Druid Hills 21
Columbia (2-0) 34, McNair (1-1) 0
Washington (2-0) 34, Lithonia (0-3) 16
Shiloh (2-0) 16, Redan (1-1) 7
Stephenson (1-0) 28, Arabia Mountain (1-1) 18
Mays (1-1) 17, Miller Grove (1-1) 7
Tucker (2-0) 41, North Atlanta (0-2) 0
Saturday, Sept. 8
M.L. King (2-0) 18, SW DeKalb (1-1) 0
South Atlanta (2-0) 50, Towers (0-2) 0
Mark Brock is the Information Officer/Statistician/Web Manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics