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August 31, 2013

Raiders outlast Vikings

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And Sherfield almost came up with another one on the kickoff after Bloomington’s game-winning score. He took the kickoff on the 5-yard line and raced right, faking a handoff to Collier, and made it to the Danville 35 where he was tripped up by a Purple Raider defender. It looked like Sherfield was just one block away from going the distance.

Danville scored the game’s first 20 points when Sherfield scoring a a 3 and 12-yard run in the first quarter and Collier had an 80-yard touchdown reception just 19 seconds into the second quarter.

The second touchdown run was set up by Bloomington’s only turnover in the game. Mike Vascura, a defensive end for the Vikings, stripped Romani of the ball on a pass play and Tyvon Cooper recovered the fumble at the Bloomington 13. On the first play from scrimmage, Sherfield raced into the end zone.

Bloomington, who is rated No. 10 and the defending Big 12 Conference co-champions with Urbana, came back with a 62-yard pass from Romani, who was 17-of-25 for 300 yards, to Christian Neal and after the second of three touchdown receptions for Collier, the Purple Raiders responded with an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Next week, Danville has another tough game on the road as the Vikings travel to Chicago to face St. Rita. Bloomington is at home against Normal Community.

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