Vikings spoil Falcon homecoming

AHSTW defeated O-A/BC-IG 54-14 in the Falcons’ homecoming contest in Ida Grove. The game was played Saturday after being postponed on Friday due to rain and wet field conditions.

The Vikings never trailed in the district contest after scoring on their first two possessions of the game. The first score came on a 16-yard pass and two-point run at the 10:07 mark of the first quarter. The second touchdown was a 54-yard run and PAT kick with 8:56 to go in the opening quarter.

Falcon coach Larry Allen noted the Vikings’ ability to score early has been their modus operandi this season.

“We knew this would be a tough game,” said Allen. “AHSTW is the type of team that starts fast. We had to control that and as it turned out we didn’t do a good job of that right away. We gave up a couple of big plays and they scored on us.

“We did do some good things. We moved the ball at times and had a situation (after AHSTW’s second score) where we had first and goal at the nine and couldn’t score. We had an opportunity to get closer, which if that had happened it may have changed the momentum for us.”

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