Down 29-7 late in the second quarter, C.B. Aycock had a textbook 58-yard drive that ended with Ethan Brock throwing a seven-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Hansen.
The touchdown closed the gap to 29-13 with a minute left until halftime.
However, D.H. Conley’s offense was just as good.
The Vikings responded with 21 unanswered points and defeated the Golden Falcons 50-13
“We’ve built some depth in places, and it’s like I told our team ‘every time we take a building block, for some reason, we tear something else apart,” C.B. Aycock head coach Steven Brooks said. “I feel like we’ve got good enough players to win. It’s just there’s a communication breakdown somewhere, and we have to keep working at it and get it fixed.”
D.H. Conley jumped out to a 22-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, after C.B. Aycock recovered a D.H. Conley fumble, the Golden Falcons took advantage when three plays later, Brock threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Horton.
With four minutes left until halftime, the Vikings scored another touchdown to increase its lead to 29-7.
On the ensuing drive, Brock threw a touchdown to Hanson. Now down 29-13 and getting the second-half kickoff, it looked like C.B. Aycock would head into halftime with the momentum.
“I thought the run game at the end of the first was really good,” Brooks said. “I thought we got off the ball and ran the ball hard.
But with only a 1:23 left until halftime, D.H. Conley’s Kahlil Harper returned the kickoff to C.B. Aycock’s 35-yard line.
Two plays later, D.H. Conley scored a touchdown to take a 36-13 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, the C.B. Aycock defense kept the Vikings out of the end zone, but the C.B. Aycock offense was unable to generate any points.
But in the fourth quarter, the Vikings scored two more touchdowns to take a 50-13 lead.
“Our defense played their tails off. Defensively, the game should have been a lot closer than it was,” Brooks said. “But offensively, we didn’t help at all and the defense in bad spots.
“A better team won, plain and simple, D.H. Conley is a great football program, but I thought we were better than what the scoreboard showed.”
C.B. Aycock (1-4 overall) hosts Northeastern (3-2) on Thursday.