By Sports Editor Brian Hoffman
The Vinton Terriers 12-and-under football team completed an undefeated season with an 8-0 win over Cave Spring in last Saturday’s Sandlot Super Bowl at Salem Stadium.
The Terriers scored on a one yard run by Con Serreno in the second quarter and Briggs Kotz kicked the two point conversion. The Terriers made that score hold up as Vinton’s defense was stout again, concluding a season in which the team didn’t allow a touchdown all year. That included when the opponent got the ball on the Vinton 10 yard line after the Terriers built a big lead.
With Saturday’s win Vinton finished the season with an 11-0 record. This group finished 20-1 over the past two years under coach Gary Wheeler and assistants Nate Serreno, Mitch Kotz, Mike Carroll, Brian Ratliff and William Holmes.
“This is a special group that will make some noise in middle and high school football,” said Wheeler.
Vinton’s game was the third of three Super Bowl championships at Salem Stadium last Saturday. In the opener Salem beat Franklin County in the 8U final and the Salem Maroon team beat the Salem White team in the 10U championship.