Vikings drop close game against Rose Hill


Viking running back Ar’mon Acosta eludes Valley Center defenders on a 54-yard touchdown catch Friday in Winfield.

A missed extra point is what the Winfield High School football team came down to Friday night in a 14-12 loss to Rose Hill at Richard L. Jantz Stadium.

After spotting the Rockets a first-quarter touchdown, Winfield went to work. Quarterback Riley Yingling threw to Ar’mon Acosta for a 54-yard touchdown catch. But the extra point was missed and it would come back to haunt the Vikings.

Rose Hill scored again just before the half to take a 14-6 lead.

The Vikings answered with a 91-yard touchdown burst by Acosta in the third quarter. Needing to go for the 2-point conversion, Acosta was stopped short.

In the fourth quarter, down 12-15, Winfield gained two first downs after after a punt by Rose Hill to reach the opponents 44-yard line. But Yingling’s to Acosta for six yards came up short on fourth and 15.

Rose Hill punted again with 5:08 remaining the game. Two penalties — holding  and delay of game — pushed the home team back and created a second and 23 at their own 21 yard line. But a 18-yard completion to Kyan Towles and a 8-yard run by Yingling led to a first down at the Viking 34 yard line.

Winfield’s final spark faded after it lost four yards on a run by Acosta and turned the ball over on downs following two incomplete passes. The Vikings fall to 2-5; three of those losses have been within 7 points or fewer.

Rose Hill 14, Winfield 12

Rose Hill    7    7    0    0    —    14

Winfield    0    6    6    0    —    12

First Quarter

RH — Boeden Whitted 51 run (Teagan Cobb kick), 3:03.

Second Quarter

W — Ar’mon Acosta 54 pass from Riley Yingling (kick failed), 8:49.

RH — Lane Gardner 3 run (Cobb kick), 2:24.

Third Quarter

W — Acosta 91 run (run failed), 4:44.


    RHHS    WHS

First Downs    13    9

  by Run    9    8

  by Pass    4    1

  by Penalty    0    0

3rd Down Conv    5/15    3/10

4th Down Conv    1/1    0/3

Rush Att-Yards    42/172    28/191    

Passing Yards    62    72

Pass Comp-Att-Int    7/14/011         6/15/1

Sacked-Yards Lost    2/15    3/12

Fumbles-Lost    2/1    2/1

Kick Ret-Yards    2/29    2/31

Punt Ret-Yards    1/0    1/10    

Punts No-Avg Yards    7/254    4/124    

Penalties-Yards    2/15    5/30

Time of Poss    27:52    20:08


RUSHING — Winfield, Ar’mon 11-130-1; Riley Yingling 13-45-0; Parker Smith 2-9-0; Justice Tate 2-7-0. Rose Hill, Boeden Whitted 19-103-1; Lane Gardner 13-50-1; Jadon Green 10-19-0.

PASSING — Winfield, Riley Yingling 6-15-72-1-0. Rose Hill, Lane Gardner 7-14-82-0-0.

RECEIVING — Winfield, Ar’mon Acosta 3-60-1; Kyan Towles 1-18-0; Christian Tovar 1-0-0; Parker Smith 1-(-6)-0. Rose Hill, Kale Kochick 2-24-0; Chase Green 1-14-0; Milan Colvin 2-14-0; Ben Peck 1-7-0; Cade Evans 1-3-0.

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