The Curtis High Vikings’ sputtering offense that shot itself in the foot and the defense that gave up several big plays last week was nowhere to be found on Friday night at Art Crate Field.
In its place was sharp, crisp team that looked like it was hell-bent on turning things around.
After suffering a disappointing loss to SPSL South foe Graham-Kapowsin last week, the Vikings delivered a dominating 35-9 victory over Bethel.
“This was a nice turnaround from last week,” Curtis coach Clay Angle said. “We spent this week working on our execution and just tried to bounce back and get back on the horse.”
Halfback EJ Deveaux rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, and quarterback Scott Wismer passed for a touchdown and ran for two scores as the Vikings piled up 230 yards on the ground.
“We just wanted to get revenge and come out strong,” Deveaux said.
That they did, as Deveaux got Curtis on the board first, taking an option pitch from Wismer and jetting 40 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter.
Midway through the second quarter Curtis added to its lead, putting together a 10-play, 59-yard drive. Wismer converted a 10-yard run on fourth-and-5 from the 14-yard line, and two plays later Deveaux snuck in for a 1-yard touchdown run.