By: Calista Boggess
Our Vikings celebrated their first win of the season at Nitro October 2.
The Ripley viking football team headed to Nitro with high expectations. Those expectations paid off because the score was 34-0 in our favor. Both Ripley and Nitro had a losing streak but Ripley broke theirs with the win. Ripley has a tradition of beating Nitro for the past several years.
The players and coaches were pumped about the victory.
“It was a gratifying feeling that players and the assistant coach are able to benefit and relish in the fact that all their hard work paid off,” stated coach Eddy Smoulder.
With improved attitudes and spirits the Ripley viking football team prepared for what was the next “big” game. The team played Parkersburg October 16 with the score 16-7, Parkersburg winning. Students thought we might win again when the score was tied 7-7, however, unfortunately the mascot got ahead. Our plans to beat them were to have good defense and not let them score but also get out there and make winning plays ourselves.The football team tried their hardest, nevertheless, there's always the next game. The next home game is on November 6, the Hatchet game.