Decorah senior Cole Svestka tries to tame Solon quarterback Jacob Black. (Photo by Rick Fromm)
The win streak came to an end Friday night for the Decorah football team as the Vikings fell to Solon 20-28 in the Class 3A quarterfinals.
Solon (11-1) moves on to face Washington (11-1) Thursday in the semifinals.
Decorah ends the year 11-1, snapping a 25-game win streak.
Solon struck first Friday night, scoring on a 12-yard pass. Decorah answered in the second, with Bryce Pierce scoring on a 2-yard scamper. The point-after failed, preserving Solon's 7-6 lead. The Spartans added another TD late in the second.
The Spartans added a score in the third to go up 21-6.
Decorah cut the lead to 21-13 on a Pierce to Kyle Kane 12-yard pass, but Solon again answered. Pierce and Kane connected for a 62-yard bomb to make it 28-20 with three minutes remaining.
Decorah had one last chance to come back, but Jacob Black intercepted a pass at the Solon 9 to end the game.
For complete details, photos and comments from Head Coach Bill Post, pick up Tuesday's Decorah Public Opinion.