Northern Secondary School       Sarnia, Ontario

Northern Vikings
Senior Boys Football
2008


Northern Vikings vs Chatham Ursuline College
SWOSSAAA Semi Finals
November 15, 2008


Northern Vikings went to Chathamís Ursuline college on a cold wet rainy day and came home with 25 - 2 win. Northern won the coin toss and this was a precursor of things to come even though they were forced to punt on their first
possession it was not all that bad. On Ursulineís first possession they were forced to punt as well and they had their first punt blocked all season as the Northern Vikings had excellent field possession deep in Chathamís end. Three plays later Northern capitalized with their first score of the day on a 7 yard run up the middle by Dave VanDerveen, Tyler Hopkins converted the extra point giving Northern a 7-0 lead.

After a couple of two and outs from both teams Jeff Williams connected with Tyler Hopkins on an 8 yard completion for Northernís second major of the day. After the extra point attempt was wide both teamís played tight defense to finish out the first half with Northern leading 13-0.

After a break from the weather both teams came out firing defensively as a number of good plays were made by both Josh Barker and Jace Galloway who stopped two drives in a row with fumble recoveries. After one recovery Tyler Hopkins kicked a single for Northern to extend their lead to 14-0.

Shortly after that Northern scored their final major of the day on a 34 yard catch and run from Jeff Williams to #34 Ben Withers. Tyler Hopkins added the extra point and Northern finished off the scoring with a Tyler Hopkins field goal from 24 yards out.

The Northern defense went Chatham and shut out the Ursuline College Lancerís vaunted offense which had been averaging over 40 points a game! It was a great team effort by all the Vikings on a sloppy field and day.

Northern now moves on to play Herman from Windsor next Friday evening in Windsor.


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