Loss To Vikings Drops Decatur To 0-3

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity football team fell to host Cambridge-South Dorchester, 21-0, last Friday to fall to 0-3 on the young season.

The Vikings used a combination of stifling defense, miscues by Decatur and a strong running game to beat the Seahawks for the first time in 10 years. Decatur has shown a lot of heart in three losses against no wins thus far in 2014 and has had difficulty putting everything together in a single game. For example, last week Decatur put up 41 points in a 56-41 loss to Queen Anne’s. This week, they had difficulty moving the ball against a tough Cambridge-South Dorchester defense and got blanked, 21-0.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Vikings went on a long drive in the second quarter, culminating with a touchdown with seven minutes left to take a 7-0 lead. Decatur moved the ball to the Viking 38-yard line on its next possession on 14 yards rushing by Sam Coates and two eight-yard runs by quarterback Justin Meekins, but the drive was halted on a fourth down stop.

Cambridge-South Dorchester scored on a 60-yard touchdown run late in the second to take a 14-0 lead into halftime. The Vikings blocked a Decatur punt for a touchdown in the third to extend its lead to 21-0, which was the final outcome. Decatur could get little going on offense in the second half against the Viking defense, which yielded just 90 total yards and seven first downs. It doesn’t get any easier this week for Decatur. The Seahawks host Bayside North power Kent Island tonight at home for Homecoming.