The St Louis Sharks suffered a tough Week 4 loss to Hemlock last Friday. This week, they were able to rebound with a 42-7 victory against the Valley Lutheran Chargers.
In the first quarter, St Louis’ offense got off to a blistering start. Ben Dousuah found the end zone first, plunging across the goal line from 3 yards out. Later in the frame, Ignatius Jackson reeled off a 31-yard touchdown dash. Dousuah rounded out the scoring in the opening frame, a 27-yard rumble. Two successful extra point kicks by Rafael Orta-Vazquez moved the Sharks lead to 20-0.
As the game went to the second quarter, the offense of St Louis continued. Ignatius Jackson returned to the scoring column, as he plunged across the goal line from three yards out. The Sharks got the two-point conversion, a pass from Reece Giles to Wisdom Zanquo. St Louis activated the running clock with one final first half touchdown. Ben Dousuah scored his third touchdown of the half, a 16-yard run that extended the score to 35-0.
Neither team found the end zone in the third quarter. Valley Lutheran got on the board early in the fourth, but St Louis would quickly respond. Genaro Soto ran for a 12-yard score, moving the game to its final tally. Soto led the Sharks with 107 rushing yards on 15 carries. Ben Dousuah added 7 carries for 93 yards, and Ignatius Jackson tossed in 87 yards.
With the win, St Louis is now 4-1 and 2-0 in the TVC-West II. First place in the TVC-West II is on the line on Friday, when the Sharks will take on Ithaca. Ithaca is 3-2 on the year, but they are a perfect 2-0 in league play.