Vikings earn bye, face Joseph City in second round at home Oct. 26

The Vikings head into the state tournament undefeated and ranked first in the state.

Photo by Erin Ford.

The Vikings head into the state tournament undefeated and ranked first in the state.

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The undefeated Williams Vikings battled Hayden in one of the closer match-ups of the season Oct. 12, but still came out with a sound 40-20 win against the Lobos.

The win put the Vikings at 8-0 in the 1A Conference as they head to the state tournament.

The Vikings will face the Joseph City Wildcats (#9) Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Williams High School. The Wildcats beat Fort Thomas in a first round game 66-58 Oct. 19.

Joseph City is 5-3 in the 1A Conference and lost to the Vikings 71-14 Sept. 14.

Hayden, Salome, Arete Prep, Mogollon, Bagdad and Superior move the second round of the tournament with games Oct. 26.

Either Mogollon (#3) or Superior (#2) are expected to matchup with the Vikings at some point in the tournament.

The Vikings beat Superior 57-14 in the 2017 State Championship, and lost to Bagdad 60-6 in the 2016 State Championship.

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