Despite running 32 more offensive plays and nearly doubling the time of possession, the Smoky Valley football team ended up on the losing end of a 28-14 score.
LARNED — Despite running 32 more offensive plays and nearly doubling the time of possession, the Smoky Valley football team ended up on the losing end of a 28-14 score against Larned on Friday night. The road loss drops the Vikings to 1-1 on this young season, while Larned improves to 1-1.
Cort Elliot and Riley Odell each scored on short touchdown runs for Smoky Valley while Kyle Anderson added a two-point conversion run for the Vikings 14 points. Anthony McConnell scored three of the Indians four touchdowns, rushing for two, two and 15 yards in finding the end zone.
Anderson led Smoky rushers with 63 yards on 19 carries. Odell and Tim Lambert each had 13 carries for 53 and 41 yards respectively, while Elliot was 9 for 38 and Brett Heitschmidt was 5 for 24. Heitschmidt also competed five passes on 11 attempts for 62 yards.
Lambert led the Vikes defense with six tackles, followed by Ethan Wamper with four and Anderson and Odell with three and a half apiece.
Smoky Valley returns home next week as they host Haven at 7 p.m. in Lindsborg.