Vikings rebound with close win versus Evan Hardy

The North Battleford Comp Vikings rebounded from their previous week’s defeat to earn a win over Evan Hardy at Saskatoon Minor Football Field.

The final score was 34-31. It was the Vikings’ closest result of the season after three lopsided contests, two of which had gone the Vikings’ way. The game in Saskatoon also saw the Vikings mount a late comeback to win.

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The Vikings went ahead 14-3 in the first quarter and 21-17 at the half, but trailed 31-27 through three periods. In the end, a fourth quarter touchdown proved the difference in the ball game.

On the stats sheet, Ty Jack had two touchdowns and Connor Neave, Jackson Geddes and Keltyn Lozowchuk each scored touchdowns as well.

It was the air attack that won the game for the Vikings on this day. The Vikings only had 56 yards rushing in the game, but gained 218 yards passing on 13 completions.

Lozowchuk had three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown, while Geddes had five for 80 yards; his touchdown came on a running play. The longest pass play was from Neave to Lozowchuk for 37 yards.  

The win puts the Vikings back in the win column with a record of 3-1 on the season. Next up is Marion Graham, who meet the Vikings Oct. 4.  

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