VIKINGS' OPENER A WIN OVER DOWNER'S GROVE SOUTH

 

The Vikings got the 2015 season kicked off on the right note with a convincing opening day win over the Mustangs, 56-15.

 

Bryce Gray threw for 348 yards and 4 touchdowns, including a 71 yarder to Devonte Harley-Hampton for one of his 2 TDs. Deante Harley-Hampton scored 1 TD, and rushed for a team high 61 yards. Tyler Newkirk led the defense with 12 tackles, and Simeon Nwokenkwo had 10 of his own.

 

"This was a good way to start off the season- especially on the road against a solid opponent. There are areas we need to get better, but we're headed in the right direction."  --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS ROLL INTO HOSTILE TERRITORY FOR WIN OVER PATRIOTS

 

The Vikings wanted this game bad, and came out to play a well executed game against the defending State Champions- the same team who beat them twice last year. The game ended 43-29.

 

Deante Harley-Hampton led the Vikings with 205 yards rushing, 4 Touchdowns, capped off by a 35 yard run to seal the victory in the last minutes. Kendrick Pryor had 109 yards receiving in the game.

 

"I don't know if a regular season game can get any better than this. When you arrive at a game and the place is sold-out, it's special."  --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS ROLL INTO HOSTILE TERRITORY FOR WIN OVER PATRIOTS

 

The Vikings travelled on the road for the third week in a row, this time heading to Stagg for their first conference game of the season. The team was running on all cylinders and ended with the score 67-6.

 

Devonte Harley-Hampton led the Vikings with 3 TDs, all on the ground for 136 yards. Tyler Nutall and Ivory Lewis each rushed for their first career TD, and Justin Correll and Tyler Forte each had an interception on defense.

 

"I thought we were a little stale, but we're happy to get the win and finally be heading home. We got 5 guys up front that really lead the way for this team."  --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS BATTLE WEATHER, WIN

HOMECOMING OVER JOLIET CENTRAL

 

The Vikings first home game of the season wasn't the most pleasant to play in. Rain, two lightning delays and two power outages forced both teams to spend some time in their locker rooms, but in the end the Vikings won their Homecoming game by the score of 60-0.

 

Bryce Gray hooked up with 3 different receivers for 4 TDs, while passing for 233 yards, including a 45 yarder to Tyrice Richie who fought his way into the endzone. Bryant Wright and Anthony Bello each scored a TD for the Vikings, and Deante Harley-Hampton and Kendrick Pryor each scored twice.

 

"A lot of our guys got to play today and that's important, but it's just as important to see our starters cheer them on the whole time. "  --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS RECORD ANOTHER 

SHUTOUT IN 48-0 WIN AT LOCKPORT

 

The Vikings did not score in the firt quarter for the first time all season, but they quickly made up for it in the second scoring 28 points and holding the Porter offense to 160 total yards.

 

Bryce Gray threw for 401 yards and 4 touchdowns, including a 78 yarder to Kendrick Pryor, who scored twice on the night.

 

"Our defense did a nice job- they played outstanding. Offensively we need to be more consistent. We just couldn't get into a rythmn, but the defense stepped up and led us today."  --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS HANDLE COLD, PUT

TIGERS AWAY IN FIRST HALF

 

The Vikings got their first taste of cold weather, as they battled a 53 degree afternoon. But after one half, they tallied 44 points and cruised to a 44-6 win.

 

Bryce Grey threw for 213 yards and 3 touchdowns, as a balanced offense blew out the first half. The Viking defense allowed only 6 points late in the game to keep their past four game total to only 12 points.

 

"It was a good win for us, and we're happy to be in the play-offs again this year. We've got a long road ahead and a big game next week, but we're happy to finally be going home after 5 of 6 games on the road."  --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS' DEFENSE HOLDS LWE

TO 3 IN PACKED HOUSE VICTORY

 

The Vikings got their first taste of cold weather, as they battled a 53 degree afternoon. But after one half, they tallied 44 points and cruised to a 44-6 win.

 

Devonte Harley-Hampton ran for 129 yards, including a 73 yarder for one of his 2 TDs on the night. But it was the defense with stripped and recovered a fumble and recovered an unconventional onside kick that led the Vikings.

 

"That's a good team, we have a lot of respect for their program. But our defense was solid and our special teams made some big plays. Can't say enough about the crowd that came out to watch this one too."  --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS' FALL BEHIND, BUT

FINISH STRONG IN SANDBURG WIN

 

The Vikings got their first taste of what it feels like to trail in a game. By the end of the first quarter, the Eagles had them down 13-0. But that all would change quickly.

 

The Vikings used 383 yards of total offense and 5 turnovers to get back into the game and eventually take control, winning 55-21. The win captures at least a share of the SWSC title for the Vikings.

 

"Iwas pleased at how our guys responded to being down early. It was something they hadn't seen all year, but they remained patient and came back strong. I was proud of the effort."  --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS' FALL TO RAIDERS ON

LAST SECOND FIELD GOAL

 

The Vikings had one last desperation try with one second left to go, but couldn't complete a hail mary as time expired, losing to Bolingbrook 22-21.

 

A Raider field goal with 15 seconds left in regulation was all Bolingbrook needed to put an end to the Viking win streak. Even with four turnovers, the Raiders held the explosive Viking offense to just 21 points, and only 66 yards passing on the night.

 

The Annual Alec Anderson trophy goes back to Bolingbrook for another year, and the Vikings will share the SWSC title, going 6-1 in the conference.

VIKINGS ADVANCE TO 2nd ROUND

WITH WIN OVER O'FALLON 55-17

 

The Vikings bounced back strong and put on a rushing attack that saw Deante and Devonte Harley-Hampton combine for 546 yards and 6 touchdowns in the 55-17 win.

 

After falling behind 3-0 on the first drive of the game, it was all Vikings. Tyrice Richie scored the only TD from the air on a Bryce Gray toss- the rest of the scores were on the ground, including a 95 yarder by Deante.

 

"Our guys really responded after last week, and it all starts up front with our line. They did a great job of clearing the way for the twins, and I'm proud of the whole team and how they fought back." --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS MOVE ON- ROLL PAST

NEW TRIER IN 55-7 VICTORY

 

The Vikings distributed the scoring to 5 different guys Saturday night, as the rolled past New Trier with a convincing 55-7 win.

 

Devonte Harley-Hampton scored three, Deante 2, and Tyrice Richie, Tyler Nutall, and Anthony Bello, each scored once to lead the Vikings. Bryce Gray threw for 203 yards and a touchdown. Trevor Johnson and Justin Correll each had an interception on the night.

 

"It was an incredible effort by everyone across the board. We were focused and worked hard all week to prepare, and it showed in our performance tonight." --Coach Craig Buzea

VIKINGS SEASON END WITH

34-28 LOSS TO LOYOLA IN QUARTERS

 

The Vikings scored quickly in the 3rd quarter to go up 21-12, but the Ramblers came back with 22 unanswered points to take a 34-21 lead with under 2 minutes remaining.

 

The Vikings scored in less than a minute to make it 34-28, but a failed onside kick ended the game and the season for the Vikings.

 

The team ends the season with a record of 10-2.

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