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HS ROUNDUP (Sept. 27): Grand Island erupts in win over Flames

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A year after being upset by Williamsville East, the Grand Island Vikings were out to make sure a similar result didn’t happen Saturday afternoon at Masters Field. GI (3-1 overall, 2-1 Class A North) scored all of its points in the opening half en route to a 47-0 Class A North thrashing of the visiting Flames (1-3, 0-3).

“We were looking forward to a good ballgame, but we got out to a real quick start and the kids began to play with a lot of confidence after that,” GI coach Dean Santorio said. “We did a great job of executing on both sides of the ball.”

Senior wide receiver Alex Neutz caught three first-quarter touchdown passes and finished with four catches for 137 yards. Joe Oliverio was 4-of-6 for 97 yards and two TDs, while Klock went 2-of-3 for 44 yards and a TD.

On the ground, Eddie Weiser ran it 10 times for 147 yards and two TDs. Andy LaLonde added five carries for 49 yards and a TD. Defensively, Adam Helman had six tackles and a sack. The Vikings defense allowed only one first down in the first two quarters.