Coming off their provincial championship last year in six-man football, the Hafford Vikings have picked up where they left off and are now 5-0 on the season so far in 2019.
Most of last year’s squad is back for more on this year’s team. Their latest game took place Oct. 4 when they embarrassed Wakaw by a 74-4 score in 2A 6-man Conference 4. The contest was a special one as the school marked the commemoration of 60 years of Vikings football in Hafford.
Among the highlights was welcoming Scott and Diane Coale from Meeteetse, Wyoming; that was the community that had hosted the Vikings Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2018 when they went down to play a game there.
The Coales performed the coin toss, while flag bearers included three generations of the Dybyk family coached by Ollie Marciniuk. Marciniuk has been with the Hafford program for 60 years.
The week before, on Sept. 27, the Vikings played their under-the-lights game at home, which was attended by Premier Scott Moe. In that contest they beat Shellbrook 76-12.
The team’s final league game is against Big River on Tuesday Oct. 15. That is followed by playoffs beginning Oct. 19 in Hafford.