- Dylan Dudley
Vikings season comes to an end
Abilene, TX - With the season on the line and facing their biggest first half deficit, the
Vikings (5-7, 4-3) mounted a furious comeback, but in the end fell short to Midland Christian, 42-37, in the regional round of the TAPPS Division I playoffs.
Falling behind 21-10 in the first quarter, the Vikings were playing from behind all evening long. Mustangs senior Ryver Rodriquez was the difference in this rematch of an earlier Vikings victory. Rodriquez would run for 219 yards on 33 attempts. Rodriquez would finish the game with four rushing touchdowns.
Vikings sophomore running back Kewan Lacy did all he could to keep the Vikings within striking distance. Lacy would conclude his breakout sophomore year, with 229 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Junior running back DK Smittick would power in two short rushing touchdowns as well.
With the score 42-37 and the ball, the Vikings were unable to find the end zone as the Mustangs held. The Vikings would turn the ball over on downs and the Mustangs were able to run out the clock. With the win, the Mustangs advance to the semifinal round where they will face San Antonio Central Catholic.
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