News and Announcements
The Varsity football team played their home opener on Saturday against Acadiana Home School from Louisiana. The Vikings wasted no time establishing their identity- run the ball. The Vikings marched down the field on their opening drive, which culminated in a Draylyn D touchdown run to put the Vikings up early. 6-0. The Vikings added two more rushing touchdowns in the second quarter, one by Dami O, and another by Draylyn D to go into the locker room with a 22-0 halftime lead.
In the second half, it was more of the same. The Vikings added two second half touchdowns to increase their lead, 36-0. The defense was dominant from start to finish, only allowing 102 yards of total offense the entire game. Dami O led the team with 8 tackles, including a forced fumble and fumble recovery. The offense was led by Senior RB, Draylyn D’s 127 yards and 3 touchdowns. Dami O also added 93 yards rushing with 2 touchdowns.
The Vikings finished the game with 286 yards rushing. They controlled the tempo, and the clock. They moved the chains and won the battle up front with both their offensive and defensive line. It was a stellar opening performance from this year’s team, which resulted in a 36-6 final score. Way to go Vikings!
The Vikings start their season 1-0! Their next game is Friday, September 4th at East Austin Prep. Kickoff is set for 7PM.
The Village Vikings Middle School football team is off to a great start with a 26-6 win over Kinkaid! The Vikings were led by running back Kamsiyonna E., who led the team in rushing with over 130 yards and an interception. Daniel M. contributed to the Vikings offensive surge with a 20 yard touchdown reception from quarterback Zach I in the Second quarter. Finally, in the Fourth quarter, 6th grader, Okemdinachukwu E, broke a 60 yard touchdown run to seal the win for the Vikings!
Defensively, the Vikings were led by stellar defense by Joe H. and Eric P. in the secondary. The Vikings also dominated up front with great play from defensive lineman Andrew A., and Andrew D. Starting linebackers, Harvey H. and Earving W, were flying all over the field making tackles. The special teams player of the week was Elliot G, who converted on a extra point attempt in the Third quarter. The Vikings played a great game in all three phases.
Come out and support the Vikings as they travel to Grace next week to try and make it two in a row! The game is on Thursday, September 3rd at 4:30pm at Grace. See you there!
Dear Viking community,
On Tuesday evening, there was a great turnout for the swim program meeting; thank you to all parents that were able to attend. As a recap, and as a reference for interested families that were unable to attend, attached is the handout that was distributed during this meeting. This handout will review all program details, fees, and procedures for the swim season. In addition, there is a section of swim coach biographies so you can get to know the new swim coaching staff better.
The most important thing that should be noted about the swim program is that during the Swim Season (October – February) all participating students MUST be registered and be an active member of a swimming club. Examples of this are Energy Core Swimming, MAC, Katy Aquatics, etc.
For all parents that signed in at either the May swim meeting or the one that occurred last night, your child has been put on the swim program interests list to ensure all future program information is sent to you. As a reminder, this program is only available to current 6th – 12th grade students.
Below are important contacts if you find you have any additional comments and/or questions:
Dustin Embrey – Director of Athletics
Doug Buckalew – Energy Core Swim Head Coach & Village School Swim Coach
Stephanie Phillips – Village School Coach and Swim Coordinator
Jeff Bond – Associate Director of Athletics
John DeBakey – Middle School Athletic Director
We are excited to get this program underway and thank you for being a part of this new adventure for us.
The document Swim Night Information Handout was attached to this post.
Dear Village School community,
This Saturday is the Varsity football home opener!! Your Village Vikings will take the field against Acadiana High School on Saturday, August 29th at 2:00pm. The boys have been working hard on learning the new system and philosophy that new Head Coach Kevon Bagot is bringing to the team. Under his leadership, the boys have been going through a rigorous off-season training program that consists of practices, strength and conditioning training, and film study. The boys are poised and ready to put on a show. Please come out and support your Varsity football team!
Please review the following information to ensure a safe, and fan-friendly event!
1. Admission: FREE! We can’t wait to see you there!
2. Game Policies:
- Please sit in the bleacher section while you enjoy the game
- Do not cross the Orange barrier. Players and coaching staff only! Parents may not approach players, coaching staff, or the scorers table during competition
- No Pets Allowed
- Disruptive noisemakers, flags, laser-lights, and balls are Not Allowed
- Respect for the other team and game officials
- Please adhere to the philosophy of The Village School Athletic Department and “Respect the Game” while serving as the example for positive sportsmanship
SEE YOU AT KICKOFF!!!
On Tuesday, August 25th, The Village School Athletic Department will be hosting the Middle School Fall sports parent meeting. The meeting will start at 6:15pm in the Middle School cafeteria. Middle School Athletic Director, John Debakey, will provide general information regarding Middle School Athletics. After that, each team will meet separately so everyone has the chance to meet their Head Coach. These meetings are very informative as we will discuss policies, schedules, logistics, and answer any questions you may have. This is a great way to get informed and meet your coaches in person! We hope to have a great turnout and are looking forward to seeing everyone there!
The Village School Athletic Department