Storm holds tough

Storm holds tough

Salt Fork    26
Heyworth    20

CATLIN — The Storm is already in the playoffs. And a first-round home game still could come to fruition. Even if coach Brian Plotner and his team had to sweat it out after Heyworth recoverd an onside kick late and was driving for a possible go-ahead touchdown.

“The kids were pretty resilient most of the night,” Plotner said. “Heyworth has a really nice team. We had to fight and scrap all night. It’s a nice win.”

Colton Fauver rushed for 57 yards on 11 carries and completed 10 of 14 passes for 133 yards. Nick Hedges was his favorite target with four catches for 71 yards. Cole Taylor carried the ball 10 times for 37 yards, including touchdown runs of 3 and 1 yards. He added a 37-yard punt return for a touchdown.

“I thought we played pretty consistent most of the game,” Plotner said. “Every win now improves your seed. The possibility for a home game is still in effect. With our playoff points, we really need to be 8-1 for a chance.”

Vermilion Valley standings
Bismarck-Henning    6    0    8    0
Salt Fork    4    1    7    1
Westville    3    2    4    4
Milford    2    3    4    4
Georgetown-RF/C    2    3    4    4
Oakwood/A-P    1    4    1    7
Hoopeston Area    0    5    0    6
Arthur-Lovington/A-H at Bismarck-Henning
Oakwood/A-P at Salt Fork
Georgetown-RF/C at Westville
Hoopeston Area at Milford

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