Vorster scores five touchdowns in Walton win
by Robert Haddocks
MDJ Sports Correspondent
October 30, 2010 12:00 AM | 3223 views | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walton's Tripp Roberts looks for running room returning a kick in the first half Friday at Wheeler...by Rick Philabaum
Walton's Tripp Roberts looks for running room returning a kick in the first half Friday at Wheeler...by Rick Philabaum
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MARIETTA - Kyle Vorster ran for five touchdowns and Walton overcame a slow start - and a nearly 2-hour delay - and went on to crush Marietta, 59-28 in Region 5AAAAA action.

More importantly, the win secures a playoff berth for the Raiders (6-3, 4-1), who are streaking with their fourth consecutive win. The victory sets up next week's game against Woodstock as one for the region's No. 2 seed.

Vorster's three touchdowns in the second quarter helped turn a 14-7 deficit into a 31-14 halftime lead. And he wasn't finished, tallying two more on Walton's first two possessions of the second half. Walton finished with more than 300 yards rushing, led by Vorster's 140.

Marietta came out firing to start the game and led 13-7 after Anthony Jennings floated a pass to Niquay Mack in the corner of the end zone with 11 seconds left in the first quarter. But seconds after the score, a transformer blew causing a loud explosion and complete darkness.

Coaches considered postponing the game until Saturday, but resumed play just before 10 p.m. And once the lights came on, Walton, led by Vorster, played lights out.

The senior running back ripped off a 44-yard on Walton's first drive and punctuated the 70-yard drive with a seven-yard score to tie the score at 14-all.

After an interception by teammate Zach Hoadley, Vorster burst in for a 10-yard score to give the Raiders a 21-14 lead. Three minutes later, after the Raiders' defense forced a three-and-out, Vorster was back in the end zone, punching it in from one yard out. Nathan Dittmer's 37-yard field goal as time expired made it 31-14.

After the delay, the Raiders were a different team, stuffing Marietta's ground game and forcing the Blue Devils to throw. The defense came up with two interceptions and partially blocked a punt that Justin Brooks returned for the game's last touchdown late in the third quarter.

The 59 points is the most ever scored in a game against the Blue Devils, and is the third time this year an opponent has scored as many as 50 points.

Marietta (2-7, 1-4) was led by Jennings, who threw three touchdowns. Mack caught two touchdowns, one from Jennings, the other from Adam Patrick.
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Lost Wildcat
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October 30, 2010
What is going on here? There is a Wheeler player running around the field during a Marietta Walton game.
a fotiades
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October 30, 2010
voyster for the heisman
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