Viking gridders click on offense and get first win of season

Huntington North quarterback Keenan Leichty (right) scrambles in the second quarter against visiting Logansport in the Vikings’ game on Friday, Sept. 6. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity football team was clicking on offense and trounced visiting Logansport, 50-26, on Friday, Sept. 6, for its first win of the season.

Quarterback Keenan Leichty supplied six touchdowns for the Vikings, 1-2, 1-0 in the North Central Conference, throwing for four and rushing for two. The senior completed 30 of 39 passes for 390 yards with two interceptions.

Huntington North led only 14-7 after the first quarter and 28-20 at the 3:19 mark in the second when it scored twice with under a minute before halftime to lead the Berries 41-20 at the break.

The second of those two scores was a touchdown reception by wide receiver Scott McClellan, who finished the game with three touchdown grabs on 10 catches with 195 yards receiving.

Viking running back Charleston Dydasco scored the only points of the third quarter with a touchdown scamper that upped Huntington North's lead to 47-20. The senior finished with 100 yards rushing on 17 attempts and also had a touchdown reception.

A fourth quarter field goal by Chad Wingo further cemented the Vikings' lead, 50-20, and a Logansport touchdown took the game to its final tally.

Huntington North linebacker Brady Hill and defensive lineman Corbin Clarke led the team in tackles and were a part of the team defensive effort that limited the Berries to only six points after the half. Hill also grabbed an interception.