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Week Six: Lake Tied for Wesco North Lead
Wow. What a nice win against Arlington to move to 2-0 in Wesco North play. Now, the Vikes can set their sites on the big conference matchup at Marysville-Pilchuck next week. I feel like I am missing something, maybe glossing over something important...hmmm. Beat Arlington...and then at Marysville-Pilchuck. It seems that there should've been a game in between, but I can't recall any, and the Vikes are obviously still undefeated in Wesco North play, so I must be dreaming.
Seriously, that's about the importance of the Vikings' loss at Jackson Friday. With regard to standings, it means zip. Zero. Nada. Zilch. The Vikes could've lost 112-0 (as it looked like they might after the first quarter) or won 772-2:either way they'd still be in the same situation today.
In fact, believe it or not, week five turned out to be a good thing for the Vikes: they moved closer to clinching a playoff berth after fellow unbeaten (in league play) Snohomish was crushed by Oak Harbor. This means that Lake is alone at the top alongside M-P, and is in prime position to earn one of the three Wesco North playoff berths more than halfway through the season. Even if the Vikes lose at M-P (as I'm sure everyone outside the program will expect them to), they are still in the driver's seat with regard to the playoffs. Crazy.
With regard to the game that shall not be named, let's hand out a few game balls and then flush the ugly mess down the toilet. That's right, we're still handing out game balls after losing by 51 points. Silver lining and all that.
Game Balls -
Garek Stuart: Had two sacks in the first half, showed fire and a desire to win despite the overwhelming deficit.
Duke Dolphin: Was on the sideline sporting the number 24 less than a day after he was released from the hospital following reconstructive knee surgery. We all look forward to watching Duke next year and following his progress in the meantime.
Jake Nelson: Entered the game in the fourth quarter and moved the Vikes into scoring position, completed five straight passes at one point.
That's it. That's all I've got. You sadists and self-flagellates out there can be on the look out for Mike Anderton's game story/stats and Rob Carlson's photo diary coming soon. Tony wisely decided not to edit his film, and there's no way in hell I'm posting MattRob's highlight. I mean, no offense, but haven't we seen enough of Riley Carr for a while, I mean half the team is still picking his cleats out of their teeth? (Sidenote: It's crazy that Riley Carr is yet to recieve his first major college scholarship offer. Dude is the best player I've seen in Wesco over the last three years. MattRob reports Carr is looking heavily at Air Force. Seems like a good fit to me. I wish him the best.)