Cordova falls to 0-3 after loss at Vinemont
by Russell Moore
Sep 15, 2012 | 916 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
VINEMONT — Vinemont running backs Tyler Boland and Ty Jones each insist it doesn’t matter who gets the carries or reaches the end zone.

As long as the Eagles are succeeding, they’re content.

So far, so good. Boland rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns, Jones added 121 yards and the team’s first three touchdowns of the night and Vinemont rolled to a 34-14 victory over region foe Cordova on Friday night at Eagle Stadium, improving to 3-0 for the first time in 19 years.

Jones had touchdown runs of 22, 9 and 36 yards and Boland added TD scampers of 42 and 30 yards.

Vinemont (3-0, 2-0 Class 3A, Region 7) got on the board on its first possession, capping a five-play drive with a 22-yard touchdown by Jones after he broke through three tackles on a sweep play. Taylor Evans added the extra point for a 7-0 lead with 5:30 remaining in the first quarter.

The Eagles put together an extended drive on its next possession. They orchestrated an 8-play, 57-yard march, ending it with a 9-yard Jones’ touchdown with 10:47 remaining in the first half. After a 14-0 halftime lead, Vinemont scored on its first possession of the second half. Jones tallied his third touchdown of the night with a 36-yard scamper for a 20-0 advantage with 9:40 remaining in the third.

The Eagles iced the game with Boland’s touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, extending their lead to 34-0.

Cordova’s Zack Smith collected touchdown runs of 50 and 64 yards late in the game and finished with 162 yards on 18 carries.

Andrew Minor added 60 rushing yards for the Blue Devils (0-3, 0-2 3A, Region 7), and Andrew Estes had a fumble recovery on defense.

Vinemont quarterback Duncan Harper finished 4 of 7 for 54 yards.

Vinemont (3-0, 2-0) travels to Hanceville on Friday, looking to remain undefeated in another region contest.

Cordova (0-3, 0-2) travels to Winfield on Friday.