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Vikings Struggle with Defending State Champs; Falling 57-7

The Perry County Vikings (2-5, 0-3 R6-1A) took on the reigning Class 1A State Champion and #4 ranked McKenzie Rebels (6-1, 3-0 R6-1A) this passed Friday night at Viking Stadium. The Rebels were as good as advertised as they aired it out all night long as their first score was from 67-yards out and the two-point conversion was good and it was 8-0 early. The Vikings offense kept going backwards with the bigger and more physical Rebels defense putting on a show. The Rebels scored once again and led 15-0 but the Vikings offense continued to fight as they were able to get to mid-field but could not get much closer. The Rebels again scored to make it 22-0 and the Vikings offense went three and out before the Rebels put up another score right before the end of the quarter to make it 29-0 after one. In the second, it was much of the same. The Vikings turned the ball over as Senior Josh Warren threw his second interception of the season and the Rebels were in business. On the next snap, they threw the ball 45-yards to make it 36-0. After two more scores, the Vikings were down 50-0 at the break. But in the third quarter, they were able to get some fireworks going as Warren found Junior Landon Smith cutting through the middle of the field in stride as he ran it in from 37-yards out and Sophomore Marcos Woo made the extra point to put the Vikings on the board 50-7. The Rebels scored one more time before the end of the game to put it out of reach as the Vikings fell 57-7.

The Vikings are off this week as they are on fall break but they will be back next Friday night as they travel to McEwen to take on the Warriors at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on YouTube (WOPC) and on The NYX Pregame Show will start at 6:45 p.m. as I bring you a preview of both teams.

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