Game shortened due to storms and tornado warning.
LYONS — Thirteen plays is all it took for Smoky Valley to improve to 4-2 on the season with a weather-shortened 22-0 win over Lyons. The game was called after just one quarter of play with impending bad weather and a tornado warning in the area.
The Vikings scored just two minutes into the game on a Brett Heitschmidt pass to Zach Able for the 15-yard TD pass. The PAT run by Cort Elliot gave Smoky Valley an 8-0 lead with 9:55 to play in the first quarter.
Four minutes later Kyle Anderson ran 11 yards into the end zone for the score. Heitschmidt added the two-point conversion on a quarterback keeper and the Vikes led 16-0 at the 6:11 mark in the opening quarter.
The final score of the quarter, and the game, was another Anderson run, this time from 24 yards out. The point after touchdown attempt by Tim Lambert on the run was no good and Smoky led 22-0 with 3:13 left to play in the first quarter. The game was then called because of the severe weather and the Vikings would head back to Lindsborg with the victory.
Each team only ran 13 offensive plays with racking up 124 yards in total offense to Lyons 21. The Vikings picked up seven first downs to the Lions 2.
Heitschmidt was 2 for 2 in the air for 22 yards. Anderson led all rushers with 59 yards on 5 carries and two touchdowns while Riley Odell added 27 yards on 3 runs. Zack Able had a catch for 15 yards and a TD.
Anderson also led the Vikings defense as he, along with Konrad Peterson, had two solo tackles each. Blake Heble had a solo tackle and two assist.
Smoky Valley begins district play next week as they host Rock Creek, who comes into the game at 2-4, including a 26-21 loss to St Marys Friday night. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. at Anderson Stadium on the campus of Bethany College.
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