Howard Wikle and the Vikings regrouped after an early double-digit deficit to pull away from Berean Christian 53-14 in a TCAL-Rock Division game at Chabot College.

Wikle ran for 195 yards on 14 carries and scored a personal-best five touchdowns as the Vikings (6-2, 2-2 TCAL-Rock) rolled up 421 yards, all on the ground.

After spotting the Eagles a 14-0 lead with 6 minutes, 49 seconds left in the opening quarter, the Vikings got on the board on a 52-yard quarterback keeper by Vince Volpatti and Wikle scored from the 6 to cut the Eagles lead to 14-13. The Vikings defense gave them the lead for good on the last play of the first quarter when Berean Christian quarterback Garrett Anderson was picked off by Demaurier Blackwell. He who returned it 31 yards for the score and the Vikings never looked back.

Wikle added touchdown runs of 8, 41, 24 and 41 yards while A.J. Harris tacked on a 75-yard score. Harris added 103 yards on five attempts. Anderson threw for 105 yards on 10 for 20 passing for the Eagles, including an 18-yard touchdown to Aaron Alexander that gave them a 14-0 lead in the opening quarter.

Valley Christian 53, Berean Christian 14

Berean Christian          14          0          0          0--          14

Valley Christian          19          12          22          0--          53


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BC -- E. Anderson 19 run (kick failed)

BC -- Alexander 19 pass from G. Anderson (Alexander pass from G. Anderson)

VC -- Volpatti 52 run (Marco kick)

VC -- Wikle 6 run (kick failed)

VC -- Blackwell 31 interception return (run failed)

VC -- Wikle 8 run (pass failed)

VC -- Wikle 41 run (run failed)

VC -- Wikle 24 run (Volpatti run)

VC -- Harris 75 run (Marco kick)

VC -- Wikle 41 run (Marco kick)

Rushing: BC -- E. Anderson 10-68, Schwitters 8-49, O'Brien 4-5, G. Anderson 6-3, Team 1-(-4). Totals 29-121. VC — Wikle 14-195, Harris 5-103, Volpatti 9-84, Bamidele 2-23, Blackwell 1-6, Haus 1-6, Jung 3-4, Dalrymple 1-2, Team 2-(-2). Totals 38-421. Passing: BC -- G. Anderson 10-20-1 105, Umali 0-1-0 0. Totals 10-21-1 105. VC -- Volpatti 0-0-0 0.

Receiving: BC -- Alexander 6-79, Baker 2-7, Wilson 1-12, E. Anderson 1-7. Totals 10-105. Fumbles/lost: Berean Christian 2/1; Valley Christian 1/1. Records: Berean Christian 3-6, 2-3 TCAL-Rock; Valley Christian 6-2, 2-2.