STORY BY: KEITH KANE
BRYAN — The Bryan Vikings avenged one of the losses from last year and made it a long trip home to The Woodlands for the College Park Cavaliers Friday night with a 32-7 win at Merrill Green Stadium. It was the first win of the season for the home fans by the Vikings who got some revenge for last season’s 50-21 drubbing at the hands of the Cavaliers.
Bryan Coach Ross Rogers threw the playbook wide open from the very beginning electing to kick off with an onsides kick that College Park was clearly not prepared for giving the Vikings a short field with which to work. Rogers called a multitude of different plays from different sets and went for it on fourth down twice during the first drive before scoring on a 21 yard pass from Chris Johnson to V.J. Banks. It was one of two touchdown passes for that combination as Johnson would throw for 240 yards and Banks would receive the ball for 138 of those yards.
The second score of the night would come after a defensive stop by the Vikings and ensuing 77 yard drive capped off by a three yard run by Bobby Johnson. Again, Rogers would throw open the playbook for a two-point play run in by kick holder Ryan Way.
The Vikings would also get a special teams score when in the second quarter the defense would stop College Park at their own 25 yard line. On the punt attempt, the snap was low allowing Tavion Walton to block the punt at the 15 and then scoop up the ball at the 10 yard line to be run in for a touchdown.
In the second half, the Vikings would add a 31 yard field goal by Corey Johnson.
The Vikings defense would allow only one score by the Cavaliers, an 18 yard pass from Brett Buckley to Charrod Henry toward the end of the first half. In the second half, the defense would continually bend, but not break shutting out College Park for the rest of the game.
The Vikings finished the season with a 3-7 record, 2-4 in District 14-5A. College Park was knocked out of the play offs by the loss, giving Conroe the fourth and final post-season berth from the district.