News and Announcements
The Village School would like to congratulate our Athletic Director, Dustin Embrey, on his newly appointed position to serve as a member on the Houston board of directors for Positive Coaching Alliance. Dustin has played an integral role in developing The Village School’s relationship with Positive Coaching Alliance over the years. He has created opportunities for our coaches, parents, and student-athletes to grow by providing workshops that strive to refine our methods and be mindful of the impact athletics has on our student-athletes. Under Dustin’s leadership, The Village School Athletic Department will continue to evolve, improve, and incorporate methods that promote Positive Coaching Alliance’s message of, “Better Athletes, Better People.” This message reflects the philosophy of The Village Athletic Department, which is to teach our athletes, and instill values that will make our student-athletes successful throughout their lives.
The Village High School cross country team competed in their first meet of the season on Saturday, as they ran in the Incarnate Word Invitational held at the Houston Amateur Sports Complex. The Vikings ran a 2 mile event, and ran well. The girls team were led by a pair of medalists. Charlotte S came in 2nd place and Fernanda N came in 6th. The girls also came in 2nd overall as a team! Great job ladies! The boys also ran well. Sophomore runner, Ben A, came in 4th overall with a time of 11:14. The Vikings compete this weekend at the Lutheran South Invitational. The meet starts at 8:00 and is held at Burke Crenshaw Park. Come support your High School runners!
The Middle School cross country team competed in the same meet on Saturday, immediately following the high school team. The Vikings ran well in their season debut. The boys had two individual medalists. 8th grader, Victor R-V came in 4th place and 7th grader, Tristan A, came in 6th. The boys finished 3rd overall as a team out of 13 teams that competed. The girls team also had a pair of medalists. 8th grader, Olivia G, came in in 6th place and fellow 8th grader, Doris M, came in 7th place. Coach Petito and Coach Dyer were happy with the effort from each runner and excited for the result despite a limited practice schedule thus far. The Vikings next meet is scheduled on Saturday, September 19th, at the 2nd Baptist West Campus location. Come support your Middle School runners!
The Meritas Games Parent Meeting is on Tuesday, September 1st, from 5:30-6:30 in the MS Learning Commons. We encourage ALL parents to come to this meeting. This is the perfect opportunity to see what the Meritas Games has to offer, learn more, and ask all of your questions. Regardless if your child participates on a sports team, the Meritas Games caters to everyone and provides a great opportunity for your children to play alongside their friends, meet students like them from all over the world, and have fun! Each night, everyone attending takes part in the fun Disney activities. Please see the attached flyer for general information regarding the meeting tomorrow and this year’s dates of the event. See you at the meeting!
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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!