Schnitz uses legs this week to help Vikes beat Marion

Marion running back Jonathan Decker (front middle) is swarmed by Huntington north tackler Taylor Boxell (left) and Matthew Mounsey in action at Marion on Saturday,Sept. 22. The Vikings won 34-31.
Marion running back Jonathan Decker (front middle) is swarmed by Huntington north tackler Taylor Boxell (left) and Matthew Mounsey in action at Marion on Saturday,Sept. 22. The Vikings won 34-31. Photo by Steve Clark.

A game after he showed how dangerous he can be through the air, Huntington North High School quarterback Drew Schnitz rushed for three scores and nearly 200 yards to lead the Vikings over host Marion, 34-31, on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Vikings pull to 3-3 with the victory in a game that was originally scheduled to be played on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., but was postponed to Saturday due to storms.

Schnitz rushed for a season-high 193 yards on 29 carries with the three scores, the final one from 5 yards out late in the fourth quarter putting the Vikings head to stay. After throwing a state-record nine touchdown passes against Anderson the week prior, Schnitz's passing totals came back to earth as he completed 12 of 26 passes for 172 yards and two scores.

Wide receiver Caleb Richison and running back Braydin Stell were each on the receiving end of a Schnitz touchdown strike. Wide receiver Paul Ehler didn't get in the end zone but led the team with five catches for 90 yards.

Stell added 47 yards rushing on six carries and gained 90 yards on two kickoff returns.

The Vikings trailed 24-21 at halftime before outscoring the Giants 13-7 the rest of the way to win.

Linebacker Matthew Mounsey led all Huntington North defenders with seven tackles. Fellow linebacker Brady Hill had six tackles and three assists.

Stell chipped-in on the defensive end with a fumble recovery. Defensive back Skyler Veilleux also recovered a fumble.