JACKSON, Ohio — The Vikings had just a little bit better balance.
That’s because, in a dual boys golf match on Thursday at Franklin Valley Golf Course, host Vinton County clipped Gallia Academy by a score of 171 to 178.
The Vikings fielded 14 golfers compared to the Blue Devils’ nine, as the top four scores counted towards the team totals.
Gallia Academy sole senior Kaden Thomas captured match medalist honors, firing a smooth 2-over par 36.
Reece Thomas followed with a 44, while the Blue Devils’ other counting cards were a pair of 49s by Elijah Blazer and Hobie Graham.
Nick Mayes with a 50, along with a pair of 53s from Wyatt Sipple and Bo Saxon, were the first non-counting scores for GAHS.
For Vinton County, Noah Waddell and Cameron Hamon had a pair of 41s for the match medalist runner-up.
The Vikings’ other counting cards were Bailey Bartoe with a 44 and Adam Clary with a 45.
The remaining Vinton County scores were all over 51, as Rocky Body shot a 52 while Shawn McCarty and Brock Hamon had a pair of 53s.
The Blue Devils returned to action on Saturday, when they traveled to take on both Bloom-Carroll and Liberty Union.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106