Niles picks up first win with 52-13 victory over TigersPublished 11:20pm Friday, September 13, 2013
BENTON HARBOR — Visiting Niles rolled up 470 yards in total offense en route to a 52-13 victory in a battle of winless Big 16 West Division teams Friday night.
The Vikings threw for 283 yards as both quarterbacks eclipsed the century mark.
Alex Harpenau was 13-of-22 for 177 yards and two touchdowns, while Sean Craig finished the night 5-of-8 for 105 yards and a touchdown.
Darek Bullock Mills was their favorite target as he hauled in 10 receptions good for 117 yards. Mills caught a 2-yard pass from Harpenau for a touchdown. Ra’Quon Glenn had four receptions for 69 yards and a 23-yard scoring strike from Harpenau.
Craig threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Dwane West and ran for a score.
Also scoring touchdowns for the Vikings were Harpenau on a 1-yard run, Warren Smith on a 26-yard run and Kevin Reed on a 67-yard run.
Niles rushed for 187 yards on the night.
Defensively, the Vikings (1-2) held Benton Harbor (0-3) to 184 yards in total offense.
The Tigers scored on a 4-yard run by Dashawn Perry and a 1-yard run by Devontae Jones.
Niles 14 6 12 20 — 52
B. Harbor 0 7 0 6 — 13
N — Alex Harpenau 1 run (Jaycee Myer kick)
N — Ra’Quon Glenn 23 pass from Harpenau (Myer kick)
BH — Dashawn Perry 4 run (Willie Wilson kick)
N — Sean Craig 11 run (kick failed)
N — Darek Bullock-Mills 2 pass from Harpenau (pass failed)
N — Craig 1 run (kick failed)
N — Warren Smith 26 run (Myer kick)
BH — Devontae Jones 1 run (pass failed)
N — Dwane West 41 pass from Craig (Myer kick)
N — Kevin Reed 67 run (kick failed)