Article by Josh Longstreth


It is becoming a lot of the same each week for the Tri County Vikings. Dominate football games from start to finish, and they aren’t complaining. That’s what happens when you put in the work and that is exactly what Tri-County has done. There would be no exception in their week five battle with Morley Stanwood. 

It would be another quick start for the Vikings offense as they put up the first points of the night just minutes in. Owen Behrenwald found nothing but daylight and would not be stopped. The senior at the helm for the Vikings helped make it a 54-yard run. Tri-County would hold an 8-0 lead after one quarter of play. 

Early second quarter, the Vikings would strike again. This time Behrenwald would connect with sophomore wide receiver, Jayden Button, on a 60-yard touchdown pass. Tri-County would start to see some space between the Mohawks as they held a 16-0 advantage. Owen Behrenwald clearly had something against Morley on this night. He would account for another Vikings touchdown, this time from 75-yards away and it would put Tri-County up 22-0. Late in the half, you guessed, Behrenwald strikes again on a 6-yard run. This would give the Vikings a 30-0 lead heading into the locker room. 

Tri-County would not skip a beat on offense in the third. They would strike early in the quarter after a Brennan Grabinski 35-yard touchdown pass to Button to make it a 38-0 game. The Mohawks would finally put together a big drive of their own to put points on the board. Sophomore quarterback, Griffin Babbitt, would plunge in from 1-yard away to make it a 38-6 ball game. That wouldn’t deter the Vikings as with just seconds remaining in the quarter Grabinski would find Bryce Reed on a 15-yard strike.  

That would be enough on this night as both teams stiffened up defensively in the final quarter. Tri-County puts together another strong performance as they defeat Morley Stanwood, 44-6. 

The Mohawks haven’t been on the right side of things midway through the season. Morley falls to 0-5 on the year as the last few weeks have been hard to gain much traction for them. They will look to see if they can get on track in the latter part of the year when they take on a Kent City team who has a lot of confidence right now. The Eagles welcome in the Mohawks next Friday night. 

The Vikings continue to roll this season. For the second year in a row, Tri-County starts their season at 5-0. They had their offense clicking yet again and were helped by a defense that created four Mohawks turnovers on the night. They will look to keep things on track next week when they take on a Central Montcalm team coming off a tough road loss to Reed City.