East football rolls past Arcanum, honors 1995 team

CASSTOWN — Friday night, the Miami East Vikings welcomed back members of the 1965 football team — the first one in school history to win a league title.

Then this year’s Vikings went out and played like champions.

Miami East dominated Friday’s matchup against Ansonia, building a 35-0 lead, scoring on the first drive of the third quarter and coasting to a 42-16 victory to improve to 2-1 on the season, 2-0 in the Cross County Conference.

“I thought we were better this week than we were last week,” Miami East coach Max Current said. “It’s good to see us improve every week. We were up 35-0 at the half, scored on the first possession of the third quarter and got some kids in.

“Jacob Brown had a nice game running the ball, broke off an 85-yard touchdown. And in the second quarter, Kurt (Brower) got going and carried the ball well for us. And overall I thought our defense played well despite the fact that it constantly rained all night.”

The Vikings will look to keep their roll going and build a three-game winning streak at Arcanum.

“Their triple-option can cause headaches. We’ve got to keep working to get better every week,” Current said. “I liked our effort tonight. Our effort was really good.”