Vikings' run game, defense leads to rivalry win
October 5, 2013By Sam Thomas of Lamar High School - Arlington
The Lamar Vikings beat the Arlington Colts by a score of 24-14 on Friday night at Cravens Field.
The Vikings (4-1, 2-0) were led by senior running back Cameron Smith who ran for 150 yards on 25 attempts and scored two touchdowns. It was the first 100-yard game for any Lamar rusher in the 2013 season.
Lamar was also aided by timely defensive stops. Arlington (1-3, 0-2) recorded 338 yards of total offense and 15 first downs, but was stopped three times when attempting a fourth down conversion, once inside the red zone during the fourth quarter. The Viking defense shut out the Colts in the second half with the help of a missed 42-yard field goal on Arlington’s last possession.
Sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele struggled throughout the game while recording his second interception of the year and fumbling the ball late in the first half, a turnover that led to the Colt’s second touchdown.
Buechele completed 12 of his 27 attempts for 140 yards, but helped himself out in the third quarter when he caught his own pass off a deflection and turned it into a 12-yard gain. The reception came on third and 9 inside the Arlington 40 and continued a drive that led to Ryan Jacobs’ 44-yard field goal.
Next week the Vikings have a Thursday night matchup on the road against the Sam Houston Texans. Sam Houston will also bring an undefeated district record to Wilemon Field after wins against Paschal and North Crowley.