CONWAY, Ark. - The Vikings football team held the No. 3 offense in the nation for total offense to just 14 points as Berry handed No. 22 Hendrix its first loss on the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Warriors struck first in the form of a 30-yard touchdown catch by Ethan Hoppe in the first quarter.
- The Vikings took the lead in the second after a field goal by Mitchell Blanchard and a 22-yard rushing score from quarterback Slade Dale.
- Hendrix entered the half leading 14-13 after running back Dayton Winn punched one in from nine yards out.
- The Warriors would not score another point, as the Vikings held the prolific offense scoreless in the second half.
- Matt Farinella blocked a fourth-quarter field goal which would result in a scoring drive for Berry.
- Obie Brannon would tack on two field goals in addition to a rushing score by Jacob Collins in the second half to seal the victory.
BERRY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Slade Dale: 281 total yards, rushing TD
- Austin Lowe: 18 att, 87 yards
- Trey Ciresi: 7 rec, 71 yards
- Jackson Putnam: 6 tackles, 1 INT, 2 breakups
- Mamadou Soumahoro: 5 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for loss
- Jonathan Fisher: 7 tackles
HENDRIX STATISTICAL STANDOUTS:
- Seth Peters: 32-46, 332 yards, TD, 1 INT
- Ethan Hoppe: 9 rec, 119 yards, TD
- Michael Kramer: 14 tackles
- Gray Stanton: 9 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
- Jake Brantley: 6 tackles, 2 tackels for loss
- Tyler Clifton: 9 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
- The Vikings held Hendrix to their lowest point total since Nov. 16, 2013.
- Running back Dayton Winn entered the game averaging the second-best rushing yards per game in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) with 105.4. He was held to just 49 yards on the ground.
- Mamadou Soumahoro broke the Berry College sack record for a single season with 10 on the year and continues to lead the SAA.
- Berry is now in first place in the SAA standings at 4-1 in conference play
- The Vikings will have their bye week coming up, and will return to action at home on October 29th against Millsaps. The 29th will be Berry's "Pink-Out" game in addition to Military Appreciation Day.