The Vikings of Tri-County will not be returning to the playoffs in 2019. That didn’t mean that they couldn’t send the seniors out with a memorable victory in their final game as Vikings. Everyone played tremendous on Friday night in a 40-0 victory over the Holton Red Devils.
In the first quarter, Nick Braunschneider and Cam Friend connected for a six yard touchdown to get things going. Nathaniel Lovell’s extra point gave the Vikings a 7-0 lead. This was the lone score in the first quarter.
Tri-County scored twenty seven points in the second quarter of play. Braunschneider started the scoring with a fourteen yard run. On their next drive, he connected with Friend for a thirty yard touchdown. He would get his fourth total touchdown of the night when Hunter Dewey was wide open and he scored from twenty yards out. Before the half ended, Nathan Dewey ran it in from six yards out to give the Vikings a 34-0 halftime lead.
In the early third quarter, Tri-County was able to get on the board for the sixth time. Brandyn Veneklasen‘s five yard run put the Vikings up forty points, which resulted in the running clock going into effect. This limited the offensive opportunities for both sides, and neither team would score over the final twenty two minutes of play.
Holton finishes the year at 1-7, their worst record since 2012. They will hope to get things back on the right track, as they did reach the playoffs in 2018.
Besides Braunschneider and his four touchdowns, a player with an impressive night was Nathan Dewey. He had just six carries, but he turned it into 101 yards and one touchdown. Tri-County will finish the year at 4-5, and they will hope that they can carry the momentum from tonight into 2020.