Viking gridders roll on offense, beat Anderson 46-13

Charleston Dydasco scored three touchdowns and rushed for over 100 yards to help lead the Huntington North High School varsity football team over host Anderson, 46-13, on Friday, Sept. 20.

A week after the Vikings scored only a touchdown against Kokomo in a 14-7 loss, they found their footing on offense and put up their second-highest point total of the season, improving to 2-3, 2-1 in the North Central Conference.

Dydasco starred for Huntington North, gaining 181 yards on the ground on 13 attempts, reaching the end zone twice. The senior also scored through the air, catching two passes for 75 yards.

A Dydasco scoring run put the Vikings up 7-0 to start off the game and his touchdown grab made it 14-7, Vikings, at the end of the first quarter.

A scoring toss from Keenan Leichty to Scott McClellan and rushing touchdowns by Dydasco and Austin Rosen gave Huntington North a 33-7 halftime lead.

In the second half, Anderson narrowed things to 33-13, but Leichty sealed the win when he connected with Kole Hale for a score and ran for a touchdown, taking the game to its final tally.

In addition to his three touchdown throws and rushing score, Leichty, a senior, completed 9 of 17 passes for 205 yards. McClellan and Hale both caught three passes for 82 and 46 yards, respectively, with one touchdown apiece.

Rosen rushed for 86 yards on 14 attempts with a score to round out the Vikings' night on offense.

Brady Hill led Huntington North's solid defensive effort with five solo tackles, two of them for a loss. Mason Bickel added two solo tackles and a sack while Jackson Cain grabbed an interception.