MIAMI — The Miami Youth Football League fourth- and sixth-grade teams improved to 2-0 with wins against Vinita Saturday, Aug. 26, at Red Robertson Field.
Miami jumped out to a 14-6 lead at the half and added a third quarter touchdown to claim a 23-6 win in the fourth-grade game.
Four different players scored TDs as Miami rolled 38-0 in the sixth grade clash.
In other games it was Vinita 40, Miami 12, first grade; Vinita 34, Miami 0, second grade; Vinita 18, Miami 6, third grade, and Vinita 18, Miami 7, fifth grade.
Miami’s first through fifth grade teams play at Salina while the sixth graders meet Vinita again on Saturday, Sept. 2.
A touchdown run by Tyler Martin created a 6-6 tie for Miami (0-2).
Tyler Martin stripped the ball from a Vinita player and returned it 10 yards for a score, leaving the visitors with a 19-12 halftime margin.
Vinita scored twice in the third and one time in the fourth.
Vinita led 7-0 after one, 20-0 at the half, and 27-0 heading into the fourth quarter.
Miami dropped to 0-2 with the loss.
Vinita led 18-0 heading into the fourth quarter when the Wardogs (1-1) got a touchdown run from Jake Stoner.
Miami led 14-6 at the half then got a safety and TD run by Gavin Fairman in the third quarter to claim its second win of the season.
Grant Lawless gave Miami (2-0) a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but Vinita scored to narrow the gap to 7-6.
A Lawless run in the second quarter gave the Dogs an eight-point lead at the break.
Vinita led 6-0 after the first quarter then pushed its lead to 12-0 at halftime.
The Hornets got a score in the third quarter to push the lead to 18-0.
Mason Clinton had the only score for Miami (1-1) on a 99-yard run in the final stanza.
Braylon Riley ran for one touchdown and threw for another for Miami (2-0).
He teamed with Isiah Catt on a first quarter score and Garrett Walls in the second.
Riley also had a 54-yard run in the second quarter.
Conner Pace had a 49-yard run for the Wardogs’ first touchdown and Sherwin Luciano accounted for the final Miami score.
Shane Douthit kicked three two-point PATs.
Miami, up 28-0 at the half, added a safety in the third quarter.