North Reading running back Ryan Sanborn then provided the Hornets with one of their few highlights when he broke through the middle and dashed 68 yards for a TD, which made it 14-7 following Angelo DiSanto’s PAT kick late in the opening period.
The Vikings came right back with a 69-yard second-quarter march that culminated in Spillane’s 9-yard run for six more and a 20-7 Triton advantage.
The lead would increase to 26-7 before halftime. Spillane was able to corral a pass that deflected off two Hornet defenders and trot into the end zone with 1:22 showing on the first half clock.
North Reading running back and captain Charles McCarthy played an inspired second half, rambling for 117 yards on 12 carries. His 48-yard burst on the Hornets’ opening drive of the second half set up North Reading’s second and final score — a 4-yard McCarthy run on fourth down.
The visitors had no answer for Triton’s offense, however, as the Vikings engineered a 68 yard drive and eventually closed out the scoring on Whitman’s five-yard keeper.
The Vikings travel to play Masconomet next Friday at 7 p.m.