Last Friday night the Vance County Vipers dismantled Roanoke Rapids 52-14. “I was surprised that Roanoke Rapids was not as competitive,” Vipers Head Coach Aaron Elliott said on Thursday’s SportsTalk. The Vipers eliminated many of the penalties that plagued the team in a win over Warren County in week one. That, along with a six touchdown performance from quarterback Javion Vines-Holder helped shut down Roanoke Rapids. “He is slowly getting better. He only lacks confidence,” Elliott said of his young quarterback.
With five touchdown passes and another on the ground Vines-Holder is a threat to run or pass. “We built our offense around a true running quarterback,” Coach Elliott added. “It opens up opportunities,” stated Elliott.
The Vipers will be looking for those opportunities as they take on Orange this Friday night at Viper Stadium. Orange is 1-1 on the year and is a team full of athletes Elliott said of this week’s opponent. Orange will throw a 3-3 Stack defense against the potent Viper offense and that is a style of defense the Vipers have not faced. “We’ve worked all week on how to block it and how to read it,” Elliott said.
The Vipers can move to 3-0 on the season with a win Friday night. Join Bill Harris and Doc Ayscue for the live play by play beginning immediately following the Joy Christian Center broadcast at 6:50pm here on WIZS for Vance County Friday Night Football.