It may have only been Week Zero, but Stevie Herb picked up right where he left off in 2016.
On Friday night at Fred Gahres Stadium, Herb, a senior running/defensive back for the Northern Lebanon football squad, was all over the field and showed the way for the Vikings in their 32-7 season-opening victory over rival Pine Grove. S. Herb scored three touchdowns, as Northern Lebanon jumped on the Cardinals early and never allowed them to get started.
In fact, S. Herb tallied the first three touchdowns of the season for the Vikings, including a pair within two minutes late in the opening quarter that sent the home team on its way.
First, S. Herb plunged into the end zone from a yard out to give Northern Lebanon a 7-0 lead 6:50 into the contest. Then he picked off an errant Pine Grove aerial and raced 50 yards to pay dirt.
Early in the second stanza, S. Herb scored from seven yards away to up the Vikings’ advantage to 19-0.
S. Herb, who started the last seven games of his junior campaign and played well, collected a total of 93 rushing yards on 19 carries.
- Jeff Falk