– It was a successful homecoming for the Northern
Vikings senior football team, as the Vikings put up
21 second half points to defeat the St. Christopher
despite the victory, Viking coach Craig Davies felt
the game could have went either way.
a sloppy game," said Davies. "We just need to
correct a few things from a discipline stand point.
But all credit to St. Christopher's because they
played a game they could have and should have won."
Cyclones managed to hold the the Vikings to just
three points in the first half, despite a dismal
first quarter that started with the first snap being
fumbled. The Vikings would recover but would not be
able to punch it in on their third down try, giving
the ball back to the Cyclones. But their first
quarter woes continues as St. Chris quarterback Ryan
Greenwood would be forced out of the pocket and
throw an interception. This would result in the
Vikings field goal and 3-0 lead.
quarter was a defensive struggle, as a few big pass
plays were given up on both sides, but neither could
result in a score.
would not get any better for the Cyclones in the
third quarter, as Greenwood would fumble and recover
the ball just in front of his own goal line, setting
up a 2nd and long. On the next play, Greenwood would
throw a pass right the arms of Arjan Pakvis of
Northern for another interception.
would take advantage again of the turnover, as
Ravenhorst would find Jawon Burns in the endzone for
a 30 yard touchdown pass to put the Vikings up 10-0.
Cyclones would get their own luck on a turnover, as
a Vikings fumble at their own 18 yard line would put
the Cyclones with the red zone. They would only need
one play as Greenwood would connect with Chris
Bradley in the endzone for the touchdown, and a 10-7
though would pick up their running game and restore
their two score lead, as Curtis Robichaud would find
a hole up the middle and run for a 35 yard
touchdown, putting Northern back in front 17-7.
Elliot Handy would also find some running room for
the Vikings as they begin to run out the clock.
pair of interceptions, the Vikings would get another
score, as Ravenhorst would connect for his second
throwing touchdown of the game for a 24-7 lead.
would add a field goal late in the game, but it
wouldn't be enough as they fall 24-10.
our kids showed up to play today," said St. Chris
coach Mike Greenwood. "They have bigger numbers then
us and our kids came to fight. Today was going to be
a test for our guys to see what they bring and we
found out we got a bunch of fighters."
and penalties decided the pace of the game, as
Northern committed penalties, pushing them back,
which Davies says is something they will need to
clean up moving forward.
had turnover issues, with multiple interceptions and
fumbles leading to scores for the Vikings.
is still a problem and we need to clean up," said
Greenwood. "We got to take our lessons and clean it
up for the playoffs."
will have their own homecoming next week on
Thursday, October 20th against LCCVI. Northern will
travel to SCITS to take on the Bombers.
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