Noles flex their muscles against Rams

Tom Carroll/Carrollsport.comSmithville freshman running back Dee Moore scored a pair of touchdowns in the Noles' 54-6 win over Vardaman on Friday.

With a pair of crucial Division 1-1A games coming up to determine seeding, Smithville dominated its normal division foe Vardaman with a 54-6 win on Friday.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak to the Rams, who won the division last season.

Smithville (6-2, 4-1) scored on nearly every first-half possession.

Tyler Hood got the Noles on the board five minutes in with a 21-yard scoring run.

In the second quarter, Drew Lann added a 37-yard TD run, while freshman Dee Moore found the end zone from three yards out.

Hood's 12-yard scoring run at the beginning of the third quarter put the Noles up 28-0.

Vardaman finally got on the board in the third quarter when Brandon Walker hit Quon Cummings for 30-yard TD.

Smithville answered by scoring 19 unanswered points.

Wesley Grier took the ensuing kickoff 80 yards to the house for a score.

Moore added his second TD of the game, breaking loose for a 42-yard score. Lann's 45-yard pick six capped the scoring off.

Smithville returns home to take on Falkner (6-2, 5-0), who sits tied atop Division 1-1A with Coffeeville.

The Noles will travel to county rival Hamilton the next week to wrap up the regular season.

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