A Viking pounding… Elizabethton junior varsity sinks Avery County 41-0 

Published 1:23 am Saturday, October 5, 2019

While the Elizabethton Cyclone varsity football team is having a strong season, their junior varsity counterparts aren’t doing too badly themselves as the Cyclone JV won their second game of the week 41-0 over the Avery County, NC Vikings by a convincing 41-0 score.
The JV dealt Cherokee a loss earlier in the week.
Elizabethton jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter on a Dalton Mitchell two-yard touchdown run at the 2:49 mark of the quarter. Sean Smithdeal sent the football through the uprights on the point-after attempt to give EHS the advantage.
Mitchell added his second score of the half with 6:13 remaining in the half from three yards out as Smithdeal converted once again for a 14-0 Cyclone lead.
The third score of the game for Elizabethton came from the defensive side of the football as Nate Stephens picked off the Avery Co. quarterback at the EHS 30 and 70 yards later stood in the end zone on a pick-six.
Smithdeal remained perfect with his third PAT of the half as the Cyclones took a 21-0 edge with 3:23 remaining before intermission.
Stephens and Mitchell were back in the mix once again just before the half as Mitchell found Stephens on a pass reception that covered 30 yards for an EHS touchdown.
With a Smithdeal PAT, the Cyclones took a 28-0 lead to the break.
Elizabethton closed out the contest in the second half by adding a couple more scores missing out on an extra point to give the final score of 41-0. Josh Swinney added a pick-six for one of those scores.
“We have a lot of kids growing up,” said Cyclone head coach Brian Jenkins. “We had a lot of kids contribute in different roles, not necessarily what they are practicing every day in practice.
“We are putting them in different spots and they are taking advantage of the opportunities they are given.”
The Cyclone JV will be hosting Dobyns-Bennett on Monday at 6 pm for a Fall Break contest.

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