Four touchdown passes by quarterback Drew Schnitz wasn't enough to lift the Huntington North High School varsity football team over host Fort Wayne North Side on Friday, Aug. 24, as the Vikings lost, 51-25.
Schnitz completed 18 of 34 passes for 303 yards and the four scoring tosses, along with a pair of interceptions. The senior was also the team's leading rusher, gaining 51 yards on 16 carries.
Wide receiver Paul Ehler led the team in receiving, hauling in seven passes for 130 yards and a score. Wide receiver Caleb Richison had six receptions for 105 yards and a score, and running back Braydin Stell added five catches for 68 yards and two touchdowns.
Now 0-2, the Vikings fell behind 20-6 in the first quarter, and although they equaled the Redskins in points in the second quarter with 13, they went into halftime with a 33-19 deficit.
Huntington North couldn't keep up the offensive momentum, however, scoring just six points the rest of the game to North Side's 18.
Defensive back Skyler Veilleux led the Viking defense with five tackles and a blocked field goal. Defensive back Tyler Veilleux blocked a field goal as well.
Defensive lineman Cameron Hackney helped the Vikings defense with a sack, and defensive lineman Nathan Sutter recovered a fumble.