Undefeated St. Georges scored early and often during a 45-4 drubbing over host Christiana on Saturday afternoon. Hawks are 4-0 early in the 2012 campaign, while the Vikings remain winless in four outings under new coach Marvin Dooley.
Senior running back Vaughn Simmons-Williams paced St. Georges with more than 130 yards rushing, two rushing touchdowns, a 32-yard touchdown pass reception, and two 2-point conversions. Incidentally, the talented athlete also intercepted a pass while playing defense. Junior running back Taronn Selby also scored two touchdowns for the Hawks.
"Vaughn is such a great person on the field and inside the classroom with a 3.6 GPA," said St. Georges coach J.D. Maull." I've been working with him for three years and he's like another son to me. He's fast and shifty and has a good pair of hands."
Leading 8-6 early in the second quarter, the Hawks went on an offensive rampage. Tarronn Selby initiated the scoring parade with a 21-yard run at the 11:03 mark. Patrick King's PAT gave the Hawks a 15-6 lead. Selby's run capped a five-play, 69 yard drive. On St Georges next possession, Simmons dashed 67 yards down the left side and then added the two point conversion for a 23-6 edge.
After a shaky series, the Viking fumbled deep in their own territory and Simmons raced in from the nine-yard line. Before halftime, junior quarterback Zach Wright found Simmons wide-open for a 32-yard touchdown reception. Kin's PAT increased the Hawk's half-time lead to 37—6.
After a scoreless and sluggish third quarter, St. Georges iced the victory on a short, 17-yard, three played drive as sophomore running back Zachary Bowe dashed 7 yards to pay dirt. Another two-point conversion, this time on a pass from backup quarterback Mohamed Barry to Austyn Warren, concluded the Hawks' scoring.
Christiana's junior tailback Jaylan Maxson scored on three-yard plunge with 1:45 left to give the Vikings a lift heading into next week's contest. Senior Jhad Barnes had several impressive runbacks after St Georges touchdowns, setting up the Vikings with good field position, but the Hawks' defense was mostly impenetrable on this Saturday afternoon.
"We had a nice, balanced offense today and I want to give credit to the offense line, which I felt had a great game today," said Maull. "I also want to give credit to our defensive coordinator Dan Pritchard who did a great job helping the team this afternoon."
STG—Selby, Taronn, 2-yard run. Simmons, two-point conversion 8-0 – 8:30
CHS—Fries, 3-yard run. Two-point conversion, No good 8-6 --- :46
STG—Selby, Taronn, 21-yard run. King PAT 15—6 -- 11:03
Page 2 of 2 - STG—Simmons, 67-yard run. Simmons two-point conversion 23—6 -- 5:46
STG—Simmons, 9-yard run. King PAT 30—6 -- 3:03
STG—Simmons, 32-yard pass from Wright. King PAT 37—6 -- 1:45
STG—Bowe, 7-yard run. 2-pt. conversion Warren pass from Barry 45—6 – 10:34
CHS—Maxson, 3-yard run. 2-pt. conversion Maxson run 45—14 – 1:45