Northern Secondary School       Sarnia, Ontario

Northern Vikings
Junior Boys Football

NCIVS 32 -  LCCVI 12

The Northern Jr. Vikings football team put a damper on the Petrolia Lancers homecoming celebrations with a 32-12 win.

The Vikings struck first early in the opening quarter when, after a couple of big runs, Jon Vanderveen caught a 15 yard pass and ran the ball into the endzone for a touchdown. Tyler Annett converted the extra point.

At the 8:00 minute mark of the 2nd quarter, the Vikings' Maitland Long caught a pass from Carter Winberg and scampered into the endzone for a touchdown. Annett was good with the extra point. Near the end of the half, a Vikings' field goal attempt went wide, but the Vikings were able to tackle the Lancer ball carrier in the Petrolia endzone, leading to a point.

15-0 at the half.

The Vikings added some more points in the 3rd. First, at 7:03, Tyler Annett booted a 25 yard field goal. Then, with 2:38 to go in the quarter, the Vikings had the ball deep in Lancer territory when Jon Vanderveen took a handoff and pushed his way into the endzone. Annett kicked the extra point, to make the score Vikings 25, Lancers 0. Credit to the Lancers though, as they never showed signs of giving up. On the last play of the 3rd quarter, Petrolia completed a pass for a touchdown. The 2 point conversion attempt was no good.

In the fourth quarter the Vikings and the Lancers traded touchdowns. First, the Vikings' Jon Vanderveen caught another Tyler Windberg pass for a touchdown. Annett converted the extra point. The Lancers struck last with a long run into the endzone. Again, their 2 pt. conversion attempt was unsuccessful and the Vikings went on to win 32-12.

Special mention to the Vikings' Jacob Packer who made an impressive showing on both sides of the ball, and to Brandon Burns who was strong on the offensive line.

The Vikings see action again at their homecoming game on Friday, October 17th against SCITS, at 3:30pm.

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