Tuesday, January 31, 2023

VASJ standout Higgins makes quick work of Gilmour

Villa Angela-St. Joseph star sophomore Jerry Higgins had himself quite a night on Sept. 25 in a game vs. visiting Gilmour.

And it only took Higgins 13 minutes and 18 seconds to do it.

Higgins ran for three scores and caught a pair of touchdowns to stake the Vikings to an insurmountable lead in the first half as VASJ rolled to a 48-7 victory at Sparky DiBiasio Stadium.

Higgins now has 11 touchdowns in five games despite the fact the Vikings were shutout in Week 3 and Week 4. He scored on a 32-yard TD run to open the game – VASJ’s first points since Week 2 – and followed with a pair of touchdown catches to give VASJ (3-2) a 21-0 lead at the end of one quarter. He had a pair of touchdown runs early in the second quarter, and by the time he found the end zone for a fifth time, only 13:18 had elapsed off the clock and the Vikings were comfortably ahead, 35-0.

Howard Hill scored on an 80-yard TD run before half after Gilmour (0-5) got on the board on a touchown pass from Connor Lesko to CJ Charleston to give VASJ a 42-7 lead at half. Derick Tuesday finished the scoring with a 1-yard plunge in the fourth quarter for the Vikings.

VASJ opens NCL White play on Oct. 3 at Valley Christian School. 

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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