Vikings squash previously unbeaten Logansport, 51-15

Vikings' defensive end Austin Clark rambles with a fumble recovery during the HNHS victory over previously unbeaten Logansport on Friday. Logansport's Victor Silva gives chase.
Vikings' defensive end Austin Clark rambles with a fumble recovery during the HNHS victory over previously unbeaten Logansport on Friday. Logansport's Victor Silva gives chase. Photo by Scott Trauner.

Scoring from offense, defense and special teams for a second consecutive game, the Huntington North High School football team upset previously unbeaten visiting
Logansport, 51-15 on Friday night, Sept. 19.

The Vikings, now 3-2, got 250 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Austin Shoemaker, including a 79-yard jaunt in the second quarter, to squash the Berries after they opened the season with four victories.

Matt Kramer ran back an interception for a touchdown for the third time this season, a fumble recovery set up another Shoemaker score and the punt team scored on a blocked kick as the Vikings had it working all over the field.

All 15 of Logansport's points came in the third quarter, with the Vikings already holding a 31-0 lead. The Vikings wound up with three scores of their own in the quarter for a 37-15 lead, and tacked on 14 points in the final frame to arrive at the final score.

The Vikings got on the board with just over two minutes gone in the game when Nick Miller blocked a Logansport punt and Austin Drummond picked up the loose ball and went five yards for the score.

Not quite four minutes later, Shoemaker got his first score on a 1-yard plunge to cap a five play 49-yard drive set up by the Vikings snuffing a fake punt attempt by Logansport.

Mitch Vezeau got the only points either team would score in the second quarter on a 28-yard field goal, and the Vikings went into the half with an 17-0 lead.

The Vikings stepped on the Berries' throats on the first play from scrimmage in the second half when Shoemaker took off on his 79-yard jaunt, and if that wasn't enough, the senior went in from two yards out about a minute later following a fumble recovery and return by Austin Clark.

Following the first Logansport score of the game, the Vikings' air attack chipped in with a score when Vezeau found Cole Bowman for an 11-yard scoring strike.

Logansport got the final points of the frame on its second touchdown, a 1-yard plunge following a long pass play, but sophomore Cody Frazier went 17 yards for an HNHS touchdown with just over 10 minutes left in the contest. The HNHS defense got its score not quite one minute later when Kramer went 45 yards with an interception for the final points of the game.

Coming back after missing the New Castle game with a shoulder injury, Shoemaker ran the ball 26 times for his big production. Frazier added 59 yards and David George had 48 as the Vikings pilled up 358 yards on the ground.

Through the air, Vezeau was 8 of 11 for 123 yards and a touchdown. Kevin Fisher went 2 for 2 for 12 yards.

Drummond was the top target on the receiving corps, catching four passes for 65 yards. Brett Wiley added three grabs for 47 yards.

Miller and Dillon Kinsey both had six tackles to lead the defense, and Kinsey added a forced fumble. Skyler Newsome had a second Viking interception.