The high school football team and indoor track squad were back in action at home Saturday as the Vineyarders bested Monomoy on the gridiron and outpaced Falmouth on the track.

Looking to bounce back after falling to Sandwich in their home opener, the football team paved the road to a 35-7 victory with 393 total rushing yards and five touchdowns from four different running backs.

Jayden Coyle was the Vineyard’s leading rusher with 163 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Ty Mathew scored two rushing touchdowns and had 137 yards on the ground, while Alec Calverley and Luciano Baldwin also rumbled into the endzone. Christian Turner, Oscar Shepherd and Brendon Wood also rushed for positive yardage in the win.

Ty Mathew scored two touchdowns. — Mark Alan Lovewell

On defense, purple and white dominated the line of scrimmage and continued to force turnovers as they held the Sharks to under 100 yards of total offense.

Middle linebacker Hunter Meader was the Vineyards leading tackler with 10 total tackles and a quarterback sack. Defensive linemen David Butkowsky and Brian Torres each had a sack and made five and four total tackles, respectively. Safety Braden Sayles had six total tackles and an interception as Calverley also made an interception and recorded a sack.

After the game, Butkowski, who starts on both the offensive and defensive line, emphasized how important winning the battle at the line of scrimmage was for the Vineyard.

“The trenches make or break the game,” he said.

Jayden Coyle was the leading rusher with 163 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. — Mark Alan Lovewell

Vineyard head coach Donald Herman agreed that the play of his offensive and defensive linemen was key in their victory.

“I thought we were the better line of scrimmage team on both sides of the ball. That makes things so much easier for us,” Coach Herman said.

Saturday was also senior day for the football team. Before the game, seniors Sayles, Butkowski, Torres, Shepherd, Meader, Zach Smith, Owen Metell, Brendon Pires and Aden Ross were honored by their teammates, parents and siblings.

The Vineyarders were scheduled to have a bye this week but will now play Old Rochester at home on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Next up after that is the Island Cup on Nantucket on April 24.

Also on Saturday, at the indoor track meet against Falmouth, Anabelle Biggs broke Vineyard school records in the 55 meter dash and the 300 meter race.

Biggs won the 55 meter with a time of 7.45 seconds and the 300 meter race with a time of 43.2 seconds. Along with Biggs’ two first-place finishes, Eloise Christy won the 600 meter, finishing in 1:51.2. Alexa Schroeder won the 1000 meter with a time of 3:36.1. Wren Christy, Eloise’s twin sister, won the mile with a time of 5:28.3.

The Vineyard girls 4x400 meter relay team also earned the top spot as Amber Cuthbert, Schroeder and the Christy sisters finished the race in 4.37.8.

In non-running events, Ashlei Clarke topped the shot put leaderboard for the Vineyard with a 27’5 toss and Biggs won the long jump with a leap of 15’10.5.

For the Vineyard boys, Nick Pecararo was the victor in the 55 meter and the 300 meter with times of 7.24 seconds and 38.21 seconds, respectively. Daniel DaSilva earned the victory in the 600 meter, finishing in 1:31.9. Nate Porterfield won the 1000 meter with a finishing time of 3:01 and Zach Utz led the way to victory in the mile with a time of 4:36.2.

Saturday was also senior day for the indoor track team and after the meet Vineyard seniors Cuthbert, Porterfield and Owen Atkins were recognized by their teammates, parents and siblings.

Up next, the indoor track team will travel to North Eastham to take on Nauset High School Tuesday on the Cape.