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Wed, July 08

Team errors lead to Vikings’ loss<br>

Vikings quarter-back, No. 15, Wesley Scruggs, right, dodges an oncoming Sedona player while trying to make a play. Though they fought hard, numerous mistakes led the Vikes to a 61-24 loss.

Zero is the key word, here. Sedona seemed unstoppable in the offense, basically doing whatever they wanted.

The reason, according to Shipley, was team errors, rather than just a few individual players having difficulty. Apparently, the whole team was having a bad night on defense with interceptions, fumbles, bad snaps and mis-assignments plaguing them throughout the game. Shipley commented that this was just a night where a lot of players played poorly.

The contest started out well and the Vikes were pretty much even against their rivals up until midway in the second quarter. The team then started making errors, which led to a whopping 28 unanswered Sedona points by the end of the second.

Shipley also offered that Sedona was 0-2 before the night, and apparently wanted a win more than Williams.

The good news is that Chance Grantham had one of his better games as a Viking, racking up two TD’s and 268 all-purpose yards.

Additionally, the Vikes as a whole did manage to put a few points on the board with a touchdown in each quarter. The first was a 67-yard run for a TD by Grantham. The next two were a 1-yard push for a TD by quarterback Wesley Scruggs, followed by a third-quarter 60-yard TD run by Grantham. In the fourth, Lucas Zabala went 38 yards for 6 points off a pass reception.

“We’ll play much better this Friday night,” promised Shipley, referring to the team’s next battle — an away game against Valley Lutheran at 7 p.m.

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