Varsity Football Wins Opener on New Viking Field
The Varsity football team played a home football game on Friday. These words now carry new meaning to everyone at Village. Last Friday evening marked the grand opening for the new Viking Field. This was a historic event as our Varsity boys football team became the first team in Village history to play a game on the turfed field. Our Head of School, Gabriella Rowe, gave the opening remarks on this special occasion. Once the action started, the atmosphere was recognizably different. The spectators could look on from the stadium style bleachers and enjoy the action from a great vantage point. The new sound system made the experience even more enjoyable by having a play by play man call the action on the field, and immediately segue into music during any breaks in the action. And with all that going on, it was still easy to get lost in the aesthetic beauty of the field. What a site to see!
The Vikings were pumped up from the onset of the game. Playing in a venue such as this surely had our boys feeling like NFL stars. Well, our team shined bright on this particular night. Just 5 minutes into the game, more history was made when Julian R-C handed the ball off to Draylyn D, who took it all the way for the first touchdown on the new Viking Field (see image). It was truly a magnificent game. The defense was generating turnovers, recovering 2 fumbles, and returning an interception all the way for a touchdown! The special teams had a nice boost from Tony F, who pinned KIPP back deep in their own territory on every kickoff. The passing game got going as well, connecting on 2 different passing touchdowns. The Vikings defeated KIPP Northeast by a final score of 38-22, improving our record to 4-3 overall.
The Vikings are home this Friday, October 16th, for the 2015 Homecoming Game! We need EVERYONE to come out and support our teams, celebrate our returning alumni, and take part in all of the pre-game festivities and games. The middle school football team will kick off at 5:00pm, followed by our Varsity football team at 7:00pm. Join us for “Friday Night Lights” at our new home- the new, Viking Field.