Vikings lose to TJ 33-27 Sept. 4

Despite a lead in the third quarter, Viks lose a close one to TJ.

Jaxon Owens, Website Editor

The Puyallup Vikings football team got their season started against the Thomas Jefferson Raiders.
The team got off to a rough start in the first half but managed to be tied at seven. Taje Davis came out in third quarter and scored three touchdowns, he had the only four Puyallup touchdowns, giving the Vikings a 27-7 lead.
Coach Gary Jeffers commented on Davis’ great game.

“Taje always plays hard and always plays well. He is a great football player,” Jeffers said.

Once in the third quarter, things started going south for the Vikings as the allowed the Raiders to score 20 unanswered points of their own, sending the game into overtime.
In overtime the Vikings got the ball first and failed to score.
The Raiders then went out scored a game-winning touchdown as Thomas Jefferson won 33-27.
Coach Jeffers gave his thoughts on what happened in the game.
“Well, we got to clean up the things we did not [do] well. We scored 27 points without allowing them to score on our defense once. Then they decided they came to play, and I guess our guys decided they were done a little early, so we need to play four quarters,” Jeffers said.
The Vikings have their home opener against the Lincoln Abes next Friday at Carl Sparks Stadium at 7 p.m.