WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview High School junior varsity football squad was running on all cylinders recently as the Knights defeated West Vigo on the road, 34-12.
For the game, NHS rushed for 259 yards.
In the first half, the Knights took their opening drive down the field and into the end zone. The drive culminated with a 12-yard TD run by Sean Hauser.
The Knights' defense held West Vigo in check and Northview then scored again on a slashing 42-yard run by Hauser.
In the second quarter, with just seconds remaining on the clock, Northview scored again on a 24-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Trout to wide receiver Andrew Butts. Northview's defense was rock solid in the first half, holding the host team scoreless, as the Knights went into the lockeroom with an 18-0 lead.
Northview got on the scoreboard again in the fourth quarter running back Dalton Rohr busted through the left side of the line and sprinted down the left sideline for a 57-yard score. Hauser ran the ball in for the two-point conversion, giving Northview a 26-6 lead.
The Knights' final touchdown came on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Trout to Andrew Butts, who made a beautiful over-the-shoulder catch in the corner of the end zone. Trout converted the two-point conversion.
Trout finished with 92 yards on nine carries while completing 3-of-6 passes for 50 yards.
Hauser rushed the ball nine times for 98 yards while Rohr carried the ball five times for 69 yards.
Butts also caught two passes for 44 yards and two scores.
"You've got to realize that with all the injuries this season at the varsity level, there are players being called up and it has severely limited our numbers on junior varsity," junior varsity coach Craig Trout said. "Most of our JV players are having to play both offense and defense and they gave a quality effort from start to finish.
"Our offensive line did the job opening holes for our running backs and providing our quarterback with pass protection. Also, we did a good job of taking care of the ball and I don't believe we had a single turnover."
Trout said he was pleased with Northview's defensive effort.
"West Vigo was pretty much stopped cold by our defense in the first half and although they did score a couple times in the second half, they were never really able to move the ball well enough to mount a serious comeback," Trout said.
The Knights are 4-4 this season and will face Indiana Creek Monday on the road in the final game of the season.