(VALPARAISO, INDIANA) - Valparaiso used drives of 80, 78, 62, 73, and 33 yards, along with a pick six on the way to a 42-3 over LaPorte at Viking Field Friday night. On the other hand, the Slicers made several trips into Valparaiso territory but only mustered three points on a 36-yard field goal by Jack Doty in the second quarter.
LaPorte received the game's opening kickoff and drove to the Valparaiso 28-yard line. The big play was a 32-yard RJ Anglin to Dylan Salisbury pass. However, the drive stalled, and Doty pulled a 45-yard field goal attempt to the left. Valpo took over at the 20-yard line and drove 80 yards in 9 plays scoring on a 38-yard run by Travis Davis at the 7:05 mark of the first quarter.
Viking kicker Jackson Kopp hit the first of his six extra points to make it 7-0.
At the 11:38 mark of the second quarter, the Slicers drove to the 19-yard line of the Vikings. On 4" down, Doty hit a field goal from 36 yards to make the score 7-3. From there, it was all Valparaiso.
The Vikings scored a wild touchdown at the 7:17 mark of the second quarter. From the 38-yard line, quarterback Justin Clark hit the big tight end, Keegan Begley. Begley was tackled at the one and fumbled the ball into the end zone. A scramble ensued, but Julian Stokes recovered it at the back of the end zone for a Valparaiso touchdown. Kopp's kick made it 14-3. This capped a 78-yard 8-play drive.
The Slicers went three and out on the next possession. Valpo then went 62 yards in 8 plays scoring on a 10-yard run by Clark with 43.9 seconds left in the second quarter. Kopp's kick made it 21-3 at the half.
Valparaiso received the third-quarter kickoff and methodically drove 73 yards in 12 plays, scoring on a Clark quarterback sneak with 7:19 left in the third quarter. Kopp kicked his fourth extra point making the score 28-3.
Twenty seconds later, Slicer quarterback RJ Anglin, trying to avoid a sack, threw an interception to Ty Venn, who ran it in from 23 yards out. Kopp's kick made it 35-3.
Valparaiso scored their final touchdown on a 4-yard run by Thomas Burda at the 9:13 mark of the fourth quarter. Kopp's kick made the final score 42-3.
RJ Anglin was 15-36 passing for 151 yards and three interceptions. Dylan Salisbury caught six passes for 94 yards. Nathan Donah ran for 31 yards on eight carries, while Kai Jones picked up 23 yards on seven carries.
LaPorte will host Chesterton at Kiwanis Field at 7:00 on Friday.