The Decorah sophomore football team (3-4) had a unique opportunity to play a Tuesday night game under the lights at West Union against North Fayette Valley, with a late addition to the sophomore football schedule.
The Vikings fell to the TigerHawks 16-30.
"We did some very goods things throughout the game; unfortunately, we were not able to get a defense stop when we needed one and we could not match the line play of North Fayette Valley on both sides of the ball. This was another challenging game for us that will only make us better in the long run if we keep our focus on long-term improvement," stated Coach Jeff Freidhof
After falling behind 16-0 in the first half, the Vikings were able to get a turnover to start the second half and were able to move the ball down the field to set up a 28-yard touchdown pass from Cole Steffen to Garrett Wise. Parker Lane would carry the ball in on the point-after to get the two-point conversion.
Decorah would get its second score of the night in the fourth quarter when Wise would hit paydirt again on a 5-yard TD scamper. Lane again would tote the football for the two-point conversion.
Offensively, Wise was the leading rusher with 13 carries for 122 yards and one TD. Zach Lea had nine carries for 63 yards, Lane had eight carries for 35 yards and Steffen had five carries for 18 yards. Steffen was 2-for-3 passing for 39 yards and one TD.
Defensively, Tim Winter led the charge with five solo and six assisted tackles. Wise had three solo and 10 assisted, Marshall Johnson had three solo and two assisted, Thomas Pecinovsky had one solo and six assisted and Gabe Varney had five assisted tackles.
The sophomores will finish the 2013 campaign Friday, Oct. 25, with a 5 p.m. kickoff against Western Dubuque at Epworth.