By: Taryn Matheny
The Viking football team has fought hard in all of their games this season. The record for the Vikings is 3-5. They have played well away from home this season. The Vikings won a game on the road at Nitro with a score of 39-22. They also were able to come away with a victory in a tough-fought game at Lincoln County with a score of 24-20. The Vikings also came away with a win at home against St. Albans with a score of 22-0. It has been a season of streaks for the Vikings. They started off losing two games in a row, but then they came back and won two games on the road. The Vikings won against Nitro in their last game and the Vikings are hoping to win out their games the rest of this season.
“This is where I thought we would be when it comes to effort. We have battled in each game until the very and we’ve just had some bad breaks in a few games,” said senior Quarterback Tyler Casto.
The team continues to work hard and have made improvements in coming together as a team. They are finding ways to motivate themselves for each game, whether by listening to music or by just getting each other fired up however they can before each game.
“We are going to be ready for these next few games. Coach Frashier and Dr. Isner have really started to get us all fired up and I think we can have success these final games,” said senior Wide Receiver Anthony Michael.
The seniors are especially looking to take control this last game and finish the rest of the season up strong. They are looking to keep everyone up and to have the same intensity throughout the game no matter how it is going for them. The team is looking to fight it out until the very end with their last game being against Ravenswood.
They are going to continue to try hard and finish out their season strong. Their next game is a home game and it is the Hatchet Game. It is against Ravenswood on November 4th. If you get the chance to come and watch them, then you should take this opportunity to come and cheer on your Ripley Viking Football team.