Wharton scores two TDs as Vikings edge Rancho

Valley’s Garic Wharton returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and added a 1-yard scoring run to lead the Vikings (2-5, 2-2 Northeast) to a 12-7 home win over Rancho (1-6, 1-2) on Friday.

Wharton, Valley’s quarterback, finished with 147 yards on 27 carries.

Dallas Carter led Rancho with 148 yards on 14 rushes, including a 63-yard touchdown in the second quarter that pulled the Rams within 12-7.