Vikings fall in rivalry game


CULLMAN – After a chaotic week that saw the rivalry game between Jasper and Cullman pushed back to a Saturday morning kickoff, the Vikings struggled on the field to the tune of a 21-0 defeat to the Bearcats.

Cullman improves to 2-0 on the season and hasn’t given up a score in 2020, while Jasper drops to 1-1 on the year.

“I’ve had better days on a football field than this one, and there will be better days ahead,” Jasper Coach Philip Bailey said. “Our team fought, especially our defense, they fought their tails off the whole way. Offensively, we’ve got to get it figured out. It is a tough loss. That is a good football team.”

Jasper only managed 200 total yards in the game, and the offense was hampered after starting quarterback Spencer Rosenfield was injured in the second quarter. Reports after the game were that he sprained his ankle.

Cullman scored on its opening drive when Noah Kee found the end zone on a 5-yard run. The Bearcats added to the lead midway through the second quarter when Max Dueland hit Jamar Kay on deep pass to put Cullman ahead 14-0 at halftime.

Jaylen Hughey picked up the final score for Cullman on the day on a 4-yard run early in the third quarter. Cullman led 21-0 at that point, which that score would hold until the end of the game.

Jake Dueland led Cullman with 140 yards on 12 carries. Max Dueland added 40 yards on the ground and hist 4-of-9 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Jasper was led by Treyvon Stewart who rushed for 59 yards on nine carries. Preston Reed had five catches in the game.

The Vikings will host Clay-Chalkville Friday night for the Class 6A, Region 6 opener for both teams. The Cougars come into the game 2-0 with a 37-19 win over Shades Valley the first week of the season, and a forfeit win over Hueytown last week.