Fort Worth Nolan Catholic welcomed guests from Dallas Spruce for a nondistrict matchup, but without its starting quarterback or his backup.
For one game, at least, life without Spencer Hutka and Landon Carsey for extended periods because of leg injuries caused no harm.
The Vikings improved to 2-2 with a rotation at the position while pounding the Timberwolves with an unrelenting running game in a 41-12 victory Friday at Doskocil Stadium.
Luke Alves had two touchdowns and David Authier another during a stretch of 18 unanswered points to start a game that included two Spruce safeties.
Authier had another TD in the second quarter.
Nine Vikings runners accounted for 281 yards rushing.
Among them was junior quarterback Adrian Sison, who carried six times for 33 yards and a touchdown and sophomore Jacob Walden, who started the game and rushed for 37 yards on four carries.
Walden completed 6 of 7 passes for 65 yards.
Alves rushed for touchdowns of 16 and 46 yards, and Authier scored on runs of 4 and 2 yards for the Vikings, who limited Spruce to 245 yards.
The Vikings took a quick lead on a safety after the Timberwolves fumbled the ball out of their own end zone on third down.
After Alves’ first touchdown, Spruce fumbled again out of the end zone when the snap on a punt attempt flew over the punter Juan Ramos’ head.
Jonathan Johnson and Shonathan Sayers scored for Spruce.
Johnson had a 52-yard catch-and-run from quarterback Geremy Ross to break Nolan’s scoring breakout and Sayers sprinted 27 yards in the fourth quarter.
Grant Muelstein had four extra points and a 19-yard field goal for the Vikings.
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