SPRINGVILLE — The Oriole express kept on rolling last night with a 49-6 rout of Lansing Kee.
Elias Nissen led the way for No. 6 Springville (5-0) with 150 yards on 16 carries and five touchdowns.
Springville recovered a Lansing fumble on the first play of the game, then Nissen rambled 5 yards for the opening score.
He scored later in the quarter on another 5-yard run.
“We were clicking in every area tonight,” Nissen said. “We got a great group of seniors that has played together for four years, and we are having fun.”
The offensive line executed perfectly, according to Nissen.
After the Orioles’ second score, they attempted and recovered an onside kick. On the next play, quarterback Sam Scriver hit senior receiver Kolton Markley with a 21-yard touchdown pass. The game went from 7-0 to 21-0 in an eight-second span of the first quarter.
“The onside kick was a momentum changer,” Coach Joe Martin said. “We were able to get two quick scores, and you can see where it affected Lansing. “I think our kids were able to pick up on that also.”
Though this game was a rout — and the fifth straight with the use of a continuous clock — Martin said he was concerned about Key.
“Key is a lot like us,” he said. “I thought we did a nice job tonight of stopping them when we had to.”
Martin was also pleased that it was homecoming and a lot of his players were able to see action.
The Orioles are at Central City next Friday.