But on the first play of the second quarter, Hoggard immediately got on track. Running back Keevin Thompson scampered across the goal line for a 35-yard touchdown run to take control of the game. Hoggard used a 24-point second quarter to power itself to a 38-0 victory on the road.
"We knew we should be up by more than seven," Thompson said. "We needed to play harder football. We had to put it upon ourselves to step up and make plays and the guys did."
Thompson finished the night with 174 yards on only 14 carries. The senior also scored three touchdowns in the contest and the Vikings (7-0, 3-0 Mideastern) were able to play the entire second half resting their star running back.