Smoky Valley opened bi-district play by defeating the Cheney Cardinals 43-6 in Lindsborg.
After a scoreless first quarter the Vikings opened the scoring in the second on a Lane Schrag 5 yard run set up by a 45 yard burst by Tim Lambert. The 2 PAT was good and the Vikings led 8-0.
Later in the second quarter, following an Andrew Peters interception, the Vikings marched 74 yards in 9 plays culminating in a 2 yard Cort Elliott run making the score 14-0. Smoky Valley then dominated the 3rd quarter controlling the ball for over 10 minutes.
Smoky Valley scored on a Raleigh Wilson touchdown run to open the quarter, then followed that with a Tim Lambert 21 yard run and finally a Lane Schrag 35 yard pick six to make the score 37-0 after three.
In the fourth quarter Tim Lambert again found pay dirt on a 16 yard gallup making it 43-0. Cheney then added a late Kauy Kuhn 1 yard run for the score making the final 43-6. Smoky Valley had five interceptions on the night. The Vikings outgained the Cardinals 409 yards to 176.
Tim Lambert also had a career best rushing night with 23 carries and 226 yards with 2 touchdowns.
Next up for the Vikings will be a rematch with the Hesston Swathers next Friday at Anderson Stadium in Lindsborg, Smoky Valley won the earlier game in Week #4, 28-0, but expect a much improved Hesston team next week.