Weekend Sports Update
A look at the Friday sports action that happened too late to make it into the Saturday morning editions of The Daily:
Tennessee Valley Vipers
HUNTSVILLE — It was a trying Friday night for Tennessee Valley against Green Bay, but the Vipers still scored a 26-21 home win.
Tennessee Valley (3-2) got a late 2-yard touchdown run from quarterback Tony Colston, a last-minute 29-yard field goal from Steven Lee and some solid defense in front of 4,365 fans at the Von Braun Center.
“We still have some problems on offense, but the defense won this game,” said Vipers coach Milt Theodosatos, whose team will visit Cincinnati on Saturday.
“The guys in the secondary were magnificent.”
Green Bay (2-3) led 14-0 in the second period following a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs by Gustavus Tyson before the Vipers answered on backup quarterback Chris Gunn’s 4-yard pass to Lewis Howes. Lee’s kick missed and the Vipers trailed 14-6 with 3:47 to go in the opening half.
Howes would catch a 33-yard pass, and John Cousins added a 2-point run to tie the game early in the third quarter, before Lee’s 27-yard field goal made it 17-14 game with 8:03 left in the fourth.
Following Colston’s late run, the Blizzard pulled within five points on Nick Giordano’s 14-yard pass from Zeke Dixon and Bob Forstrom’s extra point with 49 seconds left in regulation.
After Lee’s field goal, Vipers defensive back Carlos Campbell ended Green Bay’s final drive with an interception at the Tennessee Valley 6.
“We played great on defense and the offense did its part,” Campbell said. “We made the stops.”
In a battle of ranked junior college baseball teams, No. 8 Calhoun fell 10-2 on the road to No. 14 Wallace State-Hanceville on Friday night.
Starting pitcher Jay Sivley of Hartselle took the loss, allowing six runs on 11 hits while striking out four in 4 2/3 innings. Calhoun got its only runs on solo homers by Daryl Otwell and Jarrod Harrison of Tanner.
From staff reports
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