Northern Secondary School       Sarnia, Ontario

Northern Vikings
Junior Boys Football

NCIVS 28, St. Chris' 19

The Northern Vikings Jr. Football team began its season with a 28-19 win over the St. Christopher's Cyclones.

Midway through the first quarter, Northern put its first two points on the board when a deep, bouncing punt ended with a St. Christopher's player being tackled in the Cyclone's endzone. The Cyclones responded a few minutes later with a field goal. At 3:47 of the 1st, Northern's Cole Boersma took the ball on a 65 yard run for a touchdown. Tyler Annett added the extra point.

The second quarter saw Boersma again with the ball, this time from 15 yards out for another major. Annett was good with the extra point. With a minute left in the half, the Cyclones ran the ball in for a touchdown and converted the extra point.

Halftime: 16-10, Vikings

In the 3rd quarter, the Vikings took a punt deep in their own end and conceded a two point safety. A Cyclones TD and extra point with 1:00 minute remaining in the quarter put the Cyclones ahead, 19-16. Just before the 3rd quarter horn, the Vikings' Jace Felton broke open a huge, 50 yard run for a touchdown, but the Vikings were unable to convert the extra point.

A couple of Viking field goals by Tyler Annett in the 4th quarter put the game out of reach and the Vikings went on to win, 28-19.

Special mention must go to Curtis Epps for a key interception in the 4th quarter, and to Maitland Long, who played a solid defensive game for the Vikings.

The Jr. Vikings see action again on Thursday, September 25th, at home vs. St. Pat's - game time 3:30.

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