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Whitehall football team rolls past Hastings on ‘Community Night’; ‘Battle for Bell’ next

Senior QB Kyle Stratton leads Vikings with his running and passing; rivalry game at Montague next Friday.

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark

WHITEHALL — The festivities began with Whitehall District Schools principals getting drenched in the dunk tank as part of “Community Night.”

The night ended with another dominating victory for Whitehall’s football team, 56-28 over visiting Hastings.

Friday was a full day for anybody wearing red-and-white. It was a long game for the Saxons, who made some plays of their own but found out first-hand just how difficult it is to contain senior quarterback Kyle Stratton and his Vikings offense.

Next up for Whitehall (3-0) is the “Battle for the Bell” rivalry game with Montague (2-1). The latest installment of the longtime series is scheduled for 7 p.m. next Friday (Sept. 15) at Townsend Athletic Complex in Montague.

As for “Community Night” and Whitehall’s win over Hastings (1-2), check out the variety of images in the photo gallery above.

Below are highlight and reaction videos, details of the game, and a few TikToks.

  • Stratton continued to be a dual-threat for Whitehall. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder finished 12-of-16 for 239 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions, and he ran 12 times for a game-high 136 yards and another TD.
  • Whitehall’s dynamic one-two wide-receiver punch was lethal yet again. Trannon Aylor, a 6-foot-2 senior, caught five passes for 143 yards, including a 42-yard TD. Camden Thompson, a 6-5 junior, hauled in five passes for 72 yards and three scores.
  • Whitehall junior Ryan Goodrich made some big contributions in the backfield. He ran six times for 54 yards and two TDs, scoring on runs of 11 and 6 yards.
  • Whitehall senior Malcolm Earvin added 44 yards on five carries, including a 4-yard TD run. He would have had a bigger night, but his highlight-reel scoring run was wiped out by a penalty. You can watch that play here:
  • Whitehall junior Brock Morningstar paced the defense with five solo tackles and two assists.
  • Senior Kadin Waller also was a force for the Vikings’ defense with four solo tackles and three assists.
  • Whitehall senior defensive back Ca’Mar Ready made his presence felt with three solo tackles and seven assists.
  • Whitehall senior linebacker Trenton TenBrock had three solo tackles, three assists, and a sack.
  • Aylor, who plays safety for the Vikings, was in on a lot of plays. He finished with three solo tackles and nine assists.
  • Whitehall senior noseguard Jamar Hill had three solo tackles and four assists.
  • Hastings senior Landon Stewart scored two rushing TDs. He cashed in from 6 yards and from 10 yards.
  • Whitehall outgained Hastings in total offense, 493-282. The Vikings were about as balanced as can be, passing for 239 yards and rushing for 254.
  • Hastings had no yards passing, but the Saxons did outrush the Vikings, 282-254.
  • Whitehall had 23 first downs to 14 for Hastings.
  • Whitehall was 3-for-6 on third down and 1-for-1 on fourth down. Hastings was 7-of-15 on third down and 0-for-4 on fourth down.
  • There was only one turnover in the game: A fumble by Whitehall.
  • Through three games, Whitehall has outscored opponents by a combined 145-56 margin.
  • This was the second straight high-scoring victory for Whitehall over Hastings. Last season, the Vikings beat the Saxons, 41-30, in Hastings.



Whitehall District Schools principals take a bath via the dunk tank during “Community Night” in conjunction with a Whitehall-Hastings JV and varsity football doubleheader. Refreshing! #fyp #catchmarksportsnet #csn #whitehall #whitehallvikings #dunktank #principals #splishsplash

♬ Splish Splash (I Was Taking A Bath) – The Hit Crew

Whitehall’s football team had some giddyup, scoring 58 points in a 30-point victory over Hastings. The Vikings’ student section was back in the saddle at their home field. #fyp #catchmarksportsnet #csn #whitehall #whitehallvikings #giddyup #cowboy #hastings #football

♬ The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – Spaghetti Western Band

Whitehall football players do their traditional backflips after a 56-28 win over Hastings. Even the linemen got into the act in their own way. #fyp #catchmarksportsnet #csn #whitehall #whitehallvikings #hastings #football

♬ Can’t Get You out of My Head (La La La Remix) – System Society

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