9/10/2013 12:41:00 PM Vikings fall to Filmore in defensive battle
By Andrew Weiers
The Vikings took their 2-0 record into Harmony Friday night to take on the 0-1 Falcons in game that would be controlled by defense. After receiving the opening kickoff the Vikings would stall on a 3 and out in their first possession, which would become a common theme in the game.
After exchanging punts and a turnover a piece, Filmore would finally set up a 1 yard touchdown run with a 22 yard screen pass (only completion of the night for the Falcons). This would prove to be the only score in the game. The Viking offense would never be able to get things going as they were held to just 101 yards of total offense and 3 turnovers.
The positive side of the game for the Vikings was their defense, holding Filmore Central to just 132 yards of total offense and 1 for 12 passing.
Senior Merrick Ducharme again led the way with 12 total tackles and a forced fumble. Seniors Carter Pesch and Corey Thompson added 8 and 7 total tackles a piece respectively.
The Vikings hope to rebound this week against 2-0 Rushford-Peterson who will be coming off of their bye week. This game will be played at Dean Fritze Field in Hayfield Friday night at 7p.m.