by Gary Andrews
The Tippecanoe Valley Vikings football team used an explosive first half to power past the Manchester Squires 58-43 Friday night.
The first quarter was all Valley as the visiting Vikings scored four times on two receptions and two runs to lead Manchester 27-0 after one.
Manchester would get the goose egg off the board, striking first in the second quarter when Bailey Ness found Brodi Carter on a 17 yard scoring reception. The Vikings however responded with two passing touchdowns to lead 40-7 at the half.
Manchester would out score Valley 22-14 in the third quarter, with Lucas Schilling scoring three times on runs from 1, 41 and 2 yards to make it 54-29 with a quarter to go.
The Squires would also win the fourth quarter with Schilling running 5 yards for his fourth touchdown of the game, then finding Brodi Carter from 17 yards out.