Vernon punishes Holmes County 51-7

Published: Friday, October 11, 2013 at 23:47 PM.

With 8:17 to play in the half, the Yellow Jackets found the end zone again, this time Alex Oneil scampered 31 yards for six points and quarterback Tristan Porter added the PAT, even though he dropped the ball en route to the goal line and had to scoop it back up before scoring.

Now with a 21-7 lead, the Yellow Jackets struck again when Brown picked off a Blue Devils pass inside the Vernon 30 and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown. Silas added the two point conversion this time, and Vernon had a 29-7 edge with 3:41 left to play in the half.

Oneil found paydirt again with 12 seconds left in the half, capping a 5-play drive that started on the Holmes County 40. Porter then connected with Oneil on a short screen pass for the PAT, giving the Yellow Jackets a 37-7 lead at the half.

Just 21 seconds into the third quarter, Vernon scored again when Silas ran 68 yards to paydirt. Bowers’ kick was good and the score was 44-7 — and the mercy rule set the clock to running for the rest of the half and Vernon started playing the rest of the bench.

In the final seconds of the third quarter, Peterson added the final touchdown of the evening on a sweep from inside the Holmes County 10. Bowers’ final kick of the night was good to seal the evening.

Vernon hosts Graceville next Friday, while Holmes County hosts South Walton for their Homecoming game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.



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