The Tri-County Vikings had won two games in a row before falling last Friday against Reed City. This week, they aimed to get back on track when they faced the Grant Tigers. Both defenses played tremendously in this one, forcing a plethora of offensive mistakes. Grant would get the second touchdown Tri-County never could and they left with a 14-8 win.
Tri County gave up 30 yards on the first drive, setting up the Grant’s Trevor Lowry for a 1 yard touchdown run. There was a bad snap that forced a failed PAT, putting the Tigers up 6-0. The Vikings would respond on their ensuing drive as Nick Braunschneider found Cam Friend from 36 yards out. The successful two-point conversion from Braunschneider put the Vikings up 8-6 to end the first quarter.
The momentum continued after Hunter Dewey, bobbled the ball into his own hands to record a key interception for Tri-County. Dewey would have another interception near the goal line, and he returned it to the Grant 25 yard line. Tri County was unable to capitalize however, and they entered the locker room with the 8-6 lead over Grant.
In the second half, Grant struck first as Trevor Lowry would run it in again, this time from 5 yards out. The two-point conversion put Grant ahead 14-8. On the ensuing kickoff, Tri-County would fumble the return. They did halt Grant from scoring off of the turnover, leaving the game a six point contest entering the final quarter.
The Vikings had a solid drive near the end of the game, but Grant’s Isaiah Powell made a key interception to seal the deal. This was the third turnover for Tri-County in the second half.
With the loss, Tri-County slips to 2-3 on the year. They have a huge battle next week, the Vikings will host the Newaygo Lions on Friday night for their Homecoming. You can listen LIVE on the website or on the Michigan Sports Radio App.