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Viking Football Moves to Second Round

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.

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Vikings With The Win Against Southwest

Last Friday night, the Viking boys traveled to Bartley where they took on the Southwest Rough-Riders. Tyrell Younger played a key role in sparking the Vikings. From running the ball well, to playing exceptional defense, he was on fire until he was sidelined from an injury to the hand. The subs in for Younger did their role as well. By  adding touchdowns and great defense, it limited the Riders to 6 points in the first half.  It was another great win for the Vikings with the final score being 50 to 28. Coach Colfack said, ” This week the boys have a bye due to Elwood’s season being canceled.”

The Vikings will be on the road on Oct. 9 when they take on Alma at 7:00 pm.

Football Boys Play Tough Anselmo-Merna Game

In one of the hardest fought battles of the season, the Vikings were defeated at home last Friday afternoon when they took on the Coyotes of Anselmo-Merna with a score of 52-42.  The Vikings led early in the first quarter 12-6, but allowed the Coyotes to go ahead mid-way through the quarter, ending with a score of 22-12

The Vikings opened up the second quarter with a drive to the 12-yard line, but a fumble negated a chance to score.  The quarter remained scoreless unit 1:41 left in the half, when the Coyotes were able to score.putting them ahead 30-12 after the 2 point conversion.  The Vikings, determined to score before the half, were able to put the ball in the endzone on a 31 yard run by Tyrell Younger with 36 seconds left on the clock putting the half-time score at 30-20.

After a Viking fumble at the start of the 3rd quarter, Anselmo-Merna was able to punch in another touchdown, increasing their lead to 16 points.  The Vikings and Coyotes traded touchdowns for the remainder of the half, with the game ending in a score of 52-42 in favor of the Coyotes.

The Vikings will have a bye week for Sept. 18,  and will resume play on Sept. 25 when they take on Southwest High School in Bartley at 7:00.