Vikings Impressive in 30-14 Season Opener Win v Roslyn
September 13, 2012Paul D Schreiber High School
The Port Washington Vikings unveiled their new and improved football program this week with an impressive 30-14 away game win in their season opener against the Roslyn Bulldogs. Port Washington executed well-conceived plans both on offense, controlling game tempo, and on defense, pressuring and limiting gains, which seemed to keep the Bulldogs off balance and at bay. The Vikings offense accumulated 213 yards on the ground and 138 yards in the air utilizing the skills of numerous receivers and backs.
The Vikings took the lead in the early in the first quarter with a 25 yard pass from junior quarterback James Burns(10-15; 138 yds; 3 TDs/1 Int; 83 yards rushing/ 1 TD) to senior captain Aaron Underwood followed by a successful PAT kick by Matt Siegel.
In the second quarter Burns connected again this time with junior Kyle Granger for another 25 yard pass which was followed up with a successful Siegel kick which put the Vikings ahead 14-0. The Bulldogs responded with a touchdown of their own making the score 14-6 at halftime.
In the third quarter the Vikings came out and scored again, this time with a 38 yard pass from Burns to junior RB Michael Gennusa. Seigel once again made the PAT possible, this time as a receiver snaring the catch from Burns.
Port Washington kept up the pressure by adding a final touchdown in the fourth quarter when Burns sprinted past several Roslyn defenders in a 31 yard TD jaunt. The Vikings again successfully made a 2 point PAT, when Burns connected again, this time with senior captain Vinny Miscioscia who also led an effective defensive effort with 5 tackles and an interception. Roslyn scored and converted a 2-point PAT on the final series of the day making the final score 30-14.
The Game 1 iHigh Player of the week is Sophomore Khaled Amin (OT/DE). Khaled is a dedicated football player who works all year round to improve his skills and conditioning. He exemplifies the hard work and sacrifice that has been made to turn the Port Washington Football program around and both on the field and off, Khaled is an inspiration to his teammates.