Dominic Dunnaville has been the leader of Northside all season. In week one against Brookville-- the senior quarterback stepped up his game even more to lead the Vikings over the Bees.
After falling to Brookville three straight seasons-- Northside advanced past the Bees 55-14 in Round One.
Quarterback Dominic Dunnaville ran for 236 yards on just 13 carries.
The senior was also 5 of 8 for 125 yards and 2 scores
Dominic Dunnaville said, “Our target is the next game. It's not what they do it's what we do. So if we practice hard and play hard we'll have a good outcome. When the offensive line blocks things go good. Coaches call the right plays and we'll be fine.”
Coach Burt Torrence said, “For us as a staff, our offensive line was in the nine years that I've been here, it was the most dominating performance I've seen. We wanted to reward those guys that don't get a ton of recognition and obviously dominic and obviously sam krisner saw the fruits of their labor. And that goes to show for a pretty successful almost 500 yard night from a team in the first round of the playoffs.”
Northside finished the regular season 9-1.. But the last time they beat Brookville in the playoffs, came in 2009, the same year as their last state championship.
Burt Torrence, “For our senior leadership, those young men were sophomores that were starting on varsity when Brookville ended our perfect season. So they understood the expectations and the amount of focus that you have to have in a playoff run.”
And one of those focused players has been Dunnaville, but he says it's not just him, it's the others around him that set an example too.
Dominic, “My teammates and my coaches help me lead so it's just not me it's them too.”
Moving forward-- the Vikings have had an offensive outpouring of points all season, but since their lone loss to Lord Botetourt back on October 18th they've been averaging over 43 points per game on offense while allowing just about 11 per contest.
Dominic, “The Lord Botetourt game, I learned that you win some and you lose some.. It's not an every day thing, you've got to take it as a loss . I learned a lot, coach torrence has taught me a lot in my two years so i've learned from him and my team.”
And last Friday in the rain-- Dunnaville didn't fumble and the Vikings didn't have a single turnover.