AKRON – The Jimtown football program continued quite the impressive playoff streak Friday night.
All at the expense of Tippecanoe Valley.
The No. 5 Jimmies, who have never lost a first-round playoff game, rolled past the host Vikings 53-18 in a Class 3-A Sectional opener.
Jimtown used turnovers and outstanding special teams play to take control from the outset.
Jimtown, now 8-2, led 13-0 after the opening period and 26-0 at halftime in the dominating win. Casey Adams scored on runs of three, one and 12 yards in the opening half to lead the Jimmies. Adams finished the night with 13 carries for 124 yards and four touchdowns.
The Jimmies, who improved to 4-0 all-time versus Valley, advance to play at Rochester (8-2) next Friday night.
The final stat line was more than a little misleading Friday night. Valley out gained the Jimmies 424-376 in total yards, but Jimtown rushed for 338 yards and the Vikings had three turnovers to none for the Jimmies.
Nik Olson had 11 carries for 135 yards for the Jimmies. He had touchdown runs of 14 and 20 yards in the victory.
Valley quarterback Ben Shriver concluded his record-setting career with three touchdown passes. Shriver finished the night 19-31 through the air for 319 yards and two interceptions.
Senior star receiver Tanner Andrews also wrapped up his prep career for the Vikings with a big game. Andrews had nine catches for 204 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown.
Jarred Littlejohn caught a 38-yard touchdow toss from Shriver and Nolan Sponseller had a four-yarder.
Chris Torpy rushed for 48 yards on eight carries and Andrews added 47 on four for the Vikings.
Valley finishes it’s season at 5-5.