Vikings Football Lives-up to Hype

August 27, 2019

Pre-season Eastern Division No. 1 Itasca Community College lived up to it's billing in Week One, pitching a shutout in a 26-0 win over Minnesota West CTC.

The Vikings rolled to 403 yards of total offense, including 226 yards in the air. They also registered eight sacks as a team. Minnesota West registered five sacks defensively; Blue Jay quarterbacks were 19-of-35 combined for 234 yards in the air.

Itasca Community College: Cameron Strapp had ten total tackles vs. MnWest, including four sacks for 19 yards in loss yardage. Eight of his tackles were solo; teammate Tavian Edwards also had 8 solo stops among his team high 12 tackles- Edwards also notched a fumble recovery and a sack. ICC quarterback Javon McInniswas 9-of-11 for 218 yards, two TD's and no INT's. He had a 98 yard completion to Antwan Davis; Jamari Scott hauled in three catches for 54 yards . Rikishi Buchananhad a 15 yard interception return.

Minnesota West CTC: Andrew Ortiz was 15-of-27 for 195 yards, with a longest completion of 63 yards. Montrez Hearon tallied six catches for 128 yards, averaging 21.3 yards a catch. He also had a pair of kickoff returns for 43 total yards. Defensively, Dashawn Harlan and Xavier James led the Blue Jays with 8 and 6 tackles respectively, each had a sack on the day. Brandon Vashti had two sacks for MnWest among his three stops, along with a fumble recovery.

ICC (1-0 Overall; 0-0 East) travels to M State-Fergus Falls (0-1 Overall; 0-0 West) in Week Two.


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