STORY BY: CHACE MURPHY
Bryan – The Bryan Vikings made the most of five Killeen Ellison turnovers, turning all of them into touchdowns in a 56-7 rout of the Eagles Friday night at Merrill Green Stadium.
After forcing a turnover on downs in Bryan territory, the Vikings (3-1, 1-0) got on the board when quarterback Chris Johnson ran in from 10 yards out to put Bryan up 7-0.
The next 21 points, all of which came in the first quarter, directly resulted from Eagle miscues.
An interception on the next possession set up the Vikings to go up 14-0 when Kevin Jefferson ran in the score from seven yards out.
The next two TDs were scored directly by the defense as Shavon Pennie ripped the ball away from Ellison receiver Felix Marbury and ran 54 yards for the touchdown. Joe Clay
added some spark of his own with a pick-6 from 33 yards out.
The scoring off turnovers continued in the second quarter as Johnson ran in a one-yard score for his second touchdown of the night.
The Viking defense switched from turnovers to forcing punts midway through the second quarter. But the offense produced the same results.
Kevin Jefferson took a handoff on the left side and outran everyone in an 82-yard touchdown run.
Bryan added one more just before halftime as Johnson hit Bobby Johnson for a 37-yard touchdown pass. It was Chris Johnson’s only pass of the night, and one of only three the Vikings threw in the game.
The Vikings slowly added second-string players in the second half, still managing to pitch a shutout until 4:39 left in the game.
Bryan entertained the homecoming crowd with 400 yards of total offense, while holding the Eagles (0-4, 0-1) to 238 yards.
Jefferson was the offensive leader with 149 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown. Bobby Johnson had his best offensive performance of the year, finishing with 95 yards on 12 carries and 132 all-purpose yards.
Next up for the Vikings is a trip to Leo Buckley Stadium in Killeen next Friday where
they will face the Shoemaker Grey Wolves.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final
Ellison 0 0 0 7 7
Bryan 28 21 0 7 56
Bryan, 7:43 Chris Johnson 10 yd TD run (Chris N. Johnson kick), 7-0
Bryan, 6:15 Kevin Jefferson 7 yd TD run (Johnson kick), 14-0
Bryan, 4:35 Shavon Pennie 54 yd fumble return for TD (Johnson kick), 21-0
Bryan, 1:16 Joe Clay 33 yd INT return for TD (Johnson kick), 28-0
Bryan, 9:52 Johnson 1 yd TD run (Johnson kick), 35-0
Bryan, 5:00 Jefferson 82 yd TD run (Johnson kick), 42-0
Bryan, 1:13 Bobby Johnson 37 yd TD pass from Chris Johnson (Johnson kick), 49-0
Bryan, 6:10 Marvin Dowdy 4 yd TD run (Johnson kick), 56-0
Ellison, 4:39 Darius Devartelick 27 yd TD pass from Greg Bryant (Jacob Campbell kick), 56-7