DVC football thrashed Shasta College


Stevie Chow

Linebackers Ryan Gomez, front, and Siuea Vaesau pursue Shasta’s fallen quarterback at the Sept. 9 game.. (Stevie Chow / The Inquirer)

Stephen Langsam

The Friday night season opener for DVC’s football team was between the Vikings and the Shasta Knights.

The Vikings struck first with a score on a scramble by freshman quarter back Spencer Van Brunt. Running back Vince Ferrante made another run which left the score at 14-0.

The game was moving along smoothly for the Vikings until, with four minutes left in the first quarter, a lightning storm began to delay the game.

The delay took one hour, and fans were requested to move off of the metal grand stands due to the threat of lightning touching down.

When the delay ceased, both teams entered the field and began warming up until both head coaches saw it was fit to resume play.

With play resuming and the Vikings holding onto a 14-0 lead,  they remained dominant and the Knights had penalty plagued drives.

The score at half time was 16-0 Vikings.

The second half for the Vikings was better than the first. Van Brunt led the Vikings on two scoring drives including a nine yard pass to Andre’ Lewis to go up 23-0.

“I felt pretty good tonight, it’s easier [to play] when your defense is throwing a shutout,” Van Brunt said.

With the score at 30-0 Vikings, Coach Mike Darr decided to bring in backup quarter back Quinn Kaehler, who completed his first pass to Kevin Moss.

But the second half star was running back CJ Best, who busted a 45-yard run against the Knights and put the Vikings into scoring position.

“I had good blocking and found the right hole,” Best said.

DVC trounced the Knights in the Vikings home opener, 42-0.

“I’m very proud of the team, the young guys stepped up,” said Darr. “The defensive line was great. They dominated at the point of attack.”

The Vikings’ next game is at 3 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Contra Costa College.