Seahawks fall to Vikings

Published 11:37 pm Friday, November 28, 2014



PLYMOUTH — Southside’s storybook season came to a close Friday night at the hands of the No. 1-seeded Plymouth, as 28-second half points lifted the Vikings to a 43-6 victory over the Seahawks.

With the win, Plymouth will face off against Lakewood in the regional final next Friday, while head coach Jeff Carrow’s Seahawks finished their season with a 10-4 record.

Despite the underdog label, the Southside defense put up a respectable performance in the first half against one of the most dynamic offenses in Class 1-A. Quarterback Malik Webb, one of the area’s most coveted prospects with over 1000-yards passing and rushing, found the end zone on a one-yard run to open the scoring. And on the ensuing Vikings possession, senior running back William Hollinsworth ran 10-yards for a touchdown, giving Plymouth a 15-0 lead.

But for the next 21 minutes, the Southside front seven would hold its own, limiting Plymouth through the air, while containing the ground game.

However, a 61-yard touchdown from Chad Dance just seconds in the third quarter quickly smothered the Seahawks momentum and would set the tone for the remainder of the contest.

Webb found the end zone two more times and put the game virtually out of reach, despite a late touchdown from Southside.