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Vidor stays undefeated with win over LC-M

September 22, 2018

Vidor’s water-proof slot-T offense rained touchdowns on Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s homecoming, whipping the Bears 44-7 Friday night at Bear Stadium.

Completing their pre-district schedule at 3-0 without their starting quarterback, the Pirates roared through LC-M’s defense and a rain-soaked field for 443 rushing yards.

Rain fell throughout the first half, forcing LC-M homecoming festivities indoors and canceling the homecoming parade. Vidor conducted an unwelcome parade to the Bears end zone, rushing for six touchdowns.

WHAT HAPPENED

Vidor dominated both lines of scrimmage but struggled with fumbles early in the game. Junior halfback Brad Nunez carried 12 times for 137 yards, collecting more than half of his total on a 74-yard first-quarter scoring dash.

Fullback Kelby Odom added four carries for 87 yards, galloping 67 of them on one play that seemed to provide a knockout punch before halftime.

Starting wingback Zach Dahlenburg saw limited time but ran for 66 yards on five trips, including a 45-yarder.

Vidor’s senior linemen Robert Richard and Jonathon Lewis did plenty of pathfinding to pace a dominant offensive front.

While Vidor practically ran at will, LC-M managed 40 rushing yards and relied on 155 passing yards from quarterback Adam Pope, but the senior connected on only 5 of 20 throws.

Ian Wooten, Adonte Woodard, Mason Brown and Dayton Claybrook sparked an alert Vidor defense which limited LC-M to only one first down and nine total yards in the second half.

MOST SPECTACULAR PLAY

LC-M produced a 75-yard pass-and-run for a first-quarter touchdown as the Vidor safety gambled in an attempt for an interception. Senior QB Adam Pope tossed a lob for sophomore receiver Brandon Pollock near midfield. When Pirates defensive back Erik Hauver could not quite reach the ball, Pollock enjoyed plenty of daylight to outrun the secondary.

TURNING POINT

Kelby Odom of Vidor popped a simple dive play off left guard, found an empty gap in LC-M’s front and rambled 67 yards for a crushing touchdown with 3:55 left in the first half. The run lifted Vidor ahead 21-7 after the teams had been swapping scores until that juncture of the half.

HE SAID IT

“The slot-T for us goes back to about 2007 and this group of players have taken to it extremely well, but Crosby will be a huge challenge for us in our district opener next week,” Vidor head coach Jeff Mathews said.

RECORDS

Vidor 3-0; LC-M 0-4.

NEXT UP

Crosby at Vidor, next Friday at 7:30 p.m.; LC-M at Hardin-Jefferson, next Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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