DVC takes the ‘hoot’ out of Foothill


Shane Louis

DVC fullback Rodrick Sweeney (46) jumps over Foothill defensive back Dustin Nascimento (8) to carry the ball just one yard short of the endzone in a game between DVC and Foothill College at DVC in Pleasant Hill, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. The Vikings won 52-13.

Erin Smith, Staff member

The Diablo Valley College football team had a landslide win over the Foothill Owls this past Friday, Oct. 23, winning 52-13.

The Vikings were up by 7 with 2:22 left in the first quarter when quarterback Drew Anderson sent a scoring pass to Marcus Armstrong-Brown. The first quarter ended with DVC leading, 14-0.

The second quarter started off with an interception by DVC wide receiver CJ Cornwell. Running back D’Amore Cooper brought it in for a touchdown  bringing the score to 21-0. DVC did an amazing job keeping up the pace and scored again, making it 28-0 with 7:22 remaining on the clock. Defense was on point and didn’t allow Foothill any chance at scoring.

The Vikings dominated the first half of the game, ending with a halftime score of 35-0.

The third quarter started off just as well with Anderson throwing a 65 yard pass bringing the score to an incredible, 42-0. The teams cohesive performance must have been a great boost in confidence.

Foothill managed to score twice in the third quarter, but DVC reciprocated with a field goal making the score 45-13 and came in for one more touch down in the third quarter to close at 52-13.

DVC defense staved off Foothill for the remainder of the game, keeping the score at 52-13.

After the game, DVC quarterback Anderson said of their win, “We came in really hard. We had a game plan and executed, and we did a great job running the ball,” He also commented on their focused performance that resulted in only one interception.

Interceptions have been a major cause for some of the team’s past losses, although all three losses came within 11 points.

Defensive back, Devin Bracy, agreed they played hard, especially defensively, “We did a great job protecting the quarterback,” As far as the future goes, Bracy said, “We gotta stay focused and have a great week of practices and take it one game at a time,” Defensive back Yamvo Teague agreed, “The more serious we are at practice, the better we’ll be.”

The Vikings head to San Francisco City College on Sat Oct. 31 at 1 p.m., and return to DVC to take on College of San Mateo Fri. Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.