The Peacock Tornadoes improved to 2-1 on the season, after their 30-8 win over the Vanier Vikings in last night's match-up.
High School football has never been seen under the lights at Elks Field. Tornadoes running back, Josh Johnson, shared his thoughts on the late-night game.
“It’s different playing under the lights than it is on a Saturday at 1 o’clock, but it’s a great atmosphere.”
Johnson would use that atmosphere to his advantage, finishing the game with 3 touchdowns and 124 total yards.
“It always helps to have teammates cheer you on. You score once and they all pat you on the back, so you just think ‘let’s go get another.’”
The Vanier Vikings began the game with possession but quickly overturned to Peacock after a 3-and-out start. Peacock was quick to answer, with a 26-yard touchdown run from Johnson on their second play.
The score remained 7-0 until late in the third quarter when Johnson would pick up his second major, making the game 14-0. With strong defense to follow and great field position, Peacock was able to pick up 2 more points from the Vikings on a safety.
Johnson would capitalize yet again early in the fourth quarter, with a 16-yard touchdown run, to bring Peacock up 23-0.
With less than 3 minutes left in the game, Quarterback Tayden Hardwicke, found his spot in the endzone, giving Vanier their first score of the year. Vikings Running back, Hudson Tallon, finished the series with a 2-point convert, bringing the score to 23-8, in favour of Peacock.
Just when fans thought it was over, Peacock’s Owen Varjassy, ran the rock in with 22 seconds to go. Peacock finished the game, 30-8.
Football action returns this Saturday, with the Central Cyclones taking on the reigning provincial champions, the Weyburn Eagles. Kickoff is at 1 pm at Gutheridge Field.