VALLEJO — The Jadon Brisendine-to-Dion Williams connection never worked better.
The duo hooked up for three touchdown passes Saturday night as the Vanden High football team cruised to a 51-10 Solano County Athletic Conference victory over host Vallejo at Corbus Field.
Brisendine hit Williams with touchdown passes of 73, 29 and 35 yards to put Vanden (5-3, 2-1 SCAC) ahead 32-3 at the half.
Brisendine completed 16 of 23 passes for 364 yards and five touchdowns.
Williams caught six passes for 160 yards.
“It kind of reminds me of the days of Ben (Scott) and Chris Broadnax,” Vikings coach LeVon Haynes said. “Chris was here tonight with us – with a beard. It reminded me of their days on the great connection. They fed off each other. They knew where they were going to be. Dion is a great individual, a great player. Just special. Jadon is coming along every game.”
Vanden scored first on a 10-yard pass from Brisendine to Javin White on its first possession of the game.
White later caught a 7-yard touchdown pass to make it 13-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Vallejo’s first-half points came on a 33-yard Jorge Avina field goal.
Vanden upped its lead to 44-3 in the third quarter on scoring runs of 14 and 11 yards by Isaiah Hamilton, who finished the game with 94 yards on 17 carries.
“What pleased me most was the way we played and executed,” Haynes said. “We just played outstanding football tonight.”
Vanden’s last touchdown was a 1-yard sneak by Vashun Mickens after he fumbled the snap.
Vallejo’s final points of the game came on a 16-yard pass from Authur Hayes to Evan Austrie with a minute to go in the game.
The victory was a big step for the Vikings after a long week.
“The kids responded after a tough loss (last week to American Canyon),” Haynes said. “That’s what you want to see from kids. That’s what I’m most proud of, the way they played together.”
The Vikings have a key SCAC showdown with Benicia (7-1, 3-0 SCAC) at George A. Gammon Field on Friday.
In the JV game, Camron Starr accounted for 21 points to power Vanden to a 27-0 victory.
Starr had scoring runs of 50, 75 and 40 yards and also had a two-point conversion run and kicked a point-after touchdown.
The other points for the Vikings (4-4, 3-0 SCAC) came on a 10-yard fumble return by Josiah Taylor late in the fourth quarter.
Vanden coach Chris Frederick praised his defense for its “pressure up the middle. Vallejo couldn’t establish their inside running game and we had shutdown corners to defend their passing scheme,” he said.
David Quinonez led with two sacks and Isaac Villegas recorded a sack on his first play of the season.
Vanden hosts Benicia next week and can clinch a tie for the SCAC title with the victory.
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