Despite many twists and turns during the regular season, the Viking football team seems to have things clicking when it counts during the post-season. The 8th seeded Vikings opened the first round of the playoffs with a decisive win over the 9th seeded Brady Eagles 48-22.
The Vikings scored on the Eagles quickly after a fumble recovery and touchdown by Grant Dahlgren. Brady was able to answer with its own touchdown drive two possessions later making the score 8-7 in favor of the Vikings.
The Vikings were able to control much of the first half of play going ahead 22-7 until Brady was able to score with twenty-eight seconds left in the half making the half-time score 22-15. Brady was able to pull within six points on a pass from Porter to Most in the third quarter to close the gap at 28-22. However, the Vikings took control of the 4th quarter, scoring 3 more times to end the game 48-22.
Overall, the coaching staff was happy with how the Vikings played. “It was nice to have Cooper Grabenstein and Tyrell Younger back in the line-up,” commented the Vikings Head Coach Steve Colfack. Although the unfortunate injuries incurred during the Alma game has altered the playoff structure for the Vikings, the coaches and team remain optimistic. “We will be able to get back to our regular line-up. Instead of meeting CWC in the third or fourth round we’ll just have to do it in the second.”
The Vikings will be taking on the top-seeded Chambers-Wheeler Central Coyotes on Wednesday, November 4th in Bartlett at 4:30 p.m. The game is scheduled to be transmitted on “The Cube” pending available service in the area.