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Vikings beat Midland Christian, in Midland
Midland, TX - With Midland Christian dropping back down to TAPPS 5A next season after the recent state realignment, the Vikings had one last attempt to win on the Mustangs home floor. Unsuccessful in the previous three years, the Vikings exercised some past demons and escaped with a 38-33 district win. The win keeps the Vikings atop the district standings.
"We have not played well the past years here in Midland and that has a lot to do with the job Chris and his staff have done with their teams. This year was no different but a credit to our kids as they hung on down the stretch and made a few more plays than them," head coach Dylan Dudley said.
In a back and fourth contest, both teams traded leads early in the first half, and the Mustangs went into the half leading 20-18.
Lead by stellar defense in the second half, the Vikings limited the Mustangs to thirteen second half points en route to the win.
"The jobs Andrew and Connor did on Day and Ortiz, was outstanding. As I have said before those two guys just battle, they make it hard to score, they just do what they do," Dudley stated.
Patrick Hoffman led the Vikings in scoring with 17 points.
The Vikings will return to district play Friday in night on the road in Argyle against Liberty Christian.