Vikings rout Sacramento City Panthers


Stevie Chow

Dozie Iwaugwu runs over Raymond Bautista in DVC’s 51-3 rout of Sacramento City College on Oct. 7. (Stevie Chow / The Inquirer)

Tom Rizza

It was a crisp, clear night under the Viking Stadium lights as DVC opened its three-game home stand with a blowout win over the Sacramento City College Panthers, 51-3.

The staggering 48-point differential is the largest of this season, and only confirms DVC’s dominance.

“We came in here and knew what we had to do. Last year we lost a game, but this year our goal is to go undefeated,” said wide receiver Kevin Moss. “We never lose on this field.”

The Vikings established themselves in the first quarter by forcing the Panthers to go three-and-out on the opening drive.

The offense thanked the defense for their hard work by marching down the field on the ensuing drive and scoring a touchdown on a quarterback Spencer Van Brunt fade pass to wide reciever Andre Lewis in the corner of the end zone.

“We knew we had to get everyone involved on offense,” said Lewis with a smile. “So when the coaches called my number, I knew I gotta make a play.”

The Vikings stuck to this philosophy, as the following six touchdowns were all scored by different players.

Van Brunt would connect with wide receiver Cory Fisher for a touchdown on the next drive in the first quarter.

After establishing ownage in the air, Van Brunt would give it up to running backs Dozie Iwaugwu, Vince Ferrante and Alec Pica, who each had a touch down run in the second and third quarters.

The fourth quarter saw a meltdown on  the Panthers offense and special teams as the Vikings scored on two consecutive series.

 One score was a muffed punt reception recovered by linebacker Luke Walton for a touchdown. The otherwas  a 65-yard interception returned for a touchdown by defensive back Turon Walker.

The blowout performance brought praise from head coach Mike Darr: “Earlier this season we had trouble finishing off a full game. Our goal in practice this week was to put four quarters of complete football together, and tonight we did that.”

After five games DVC has outscored their opponents 216-84. The defense is led by Morgan Breslin who leads the state in sacks with nine.

The Vikings will try to carry over the success of this win to the next game as they host Chabot College on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at Viking Stadium.