Nov 05, 2016
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - The Vikings football team closed out their home schedule with a 38-12 win over the Birmingham-Southern College Panthers on Saturday.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Vikings racked up 431 yards of total offense and held the Panthers to just 287 offensive yards.
- Senior Trey Ciresi opened the scoring in the first quarter, hauling in a 9-yard reception from Slade Dale.
- Running backs Austin Lowe and Jacob Collins each added a rushing score before a pair of receiving touchdowns by senior wideouts Chris Lilly and Methus Weldon in the second.
- Berry put up 31 points in the second quarter alone, heading into halftime leading 38-0.
- The Vikings would not score in the second half, but BSC added a receiving TD by Daniel Lopera before Samir Usman punched in a 5-yard score late in the game.
BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Slade Dale: 16-25, 248 total yards, 3 TD
- Jacob Collins: 55 yards, TD
- Trey Ciresi: 7 rec., 76 yards, TD
- Chris Lilly: 3 rec., 63 yards, TD
- Austin Haight: 7 tackles, 1 TFL
- Tyler Bertolini: 6 tackles, 1 TFL
BSC STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Kerrigan Pennington: 11-17, 183 total yards, TD
- Samir Usman: 27 yards, TD
- Jamal Watkins: 4 rec., 53 yards
- Daniel Lopera: 3 rec., 49 yards, TD
- Dylan Main: 5 tackles
- The Vikings had never beaten the Panthers prior to tonight
- Senior Trey Ciresi now holds the Berry single-season receiving TD record with 10 on the year.
- The Vikings will travel to Danville, Ky., on Nov. 12 for the final game of the year against the 8-1 Centre College Colonels.