The Vikings of Tri-County have their backs against the wall as Week 7 play starts. At 2-4, they need to win their remaining three regular season games and get some help to qualify for the state playoffs. They took the first step to accomplish this goal as they defeated Fremont 48-6.
Tri-County started the scoring when Cam Friend ran 44 yards to the end zone. Later in the first quarter, Nick Braunschneider tossed the ball to Jonathan Nelson for a 20 yard score. The final scoring play of the first quarter saw Braunschneider use his legs. He ran 15 yards to the end zone to give the Vikings a 22-0 lead.
Fremont was able to get on the board in the second quarter when Christian Kennedy and Carter Dunbar paired up on a five yard touchdown pass. Friend and the Vikings were able to respond with a 55 yard touchdown run to give Tri-County a 28-6 halftime lead.
In the second half, it was all Tri-County. They started things with a 70 yards pass from Braunschneider to Friend. Later in the third quarter, Tyler Tompkins ran for a 41 yard score. The only fourth quarter touchdown saw Brandyn Veneklasen score for Tri-County. His 41 yard run through the Packers’ defense gave Tri-County a 48-6 victory.
With the victory, Tri-County finds themselves at 3-4 overall. They will now need to defeat Central Montcalm and Holton in the regular season’s last two games. With the defeat, Fremont slides to 0-7. their twelfth straight loss. They will try to snap this streak against Chippewa Hills next Friday night.