The Gibraltar Vikings finished a perfect regular season Friday night with a 47-0 victory over the Sevastopol Pioneers in Institute. The first quarter was an offensive struggle as both teams could not sustain drives and the Pioneers were able to force a pair of turnovers on fumbles. The Pioneers would suffer a back-breaking turn of event when a perfectly executed screen pass from Frankie de Young to Alex Andreae scored a touchdown for the Pioneers, but it was called back due to a penalty. The Vikings would break through in the second quarter when Braden Sitte picked up where Brady Kita left off with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Giuseppe Mercier to make it 7-0. Sitte would rush for two more scores from one and 20 yards out to take the Vikings to the half up 21-0.
The Vikings would not let up from there as Sitte ran for a long touchdown and threw for another on two consecutive plays for the offense to put the Vikings up 35-0. Sitte would have cap off the quarter with another long touchdown run to make it 41-0 at the end of three quarters. William Lecy took one-yard into the endzone midway through the fourth quarter to make it the final score of 47-0. Marshall Maltby picked off a de Young pass for one of the many defensive highlights for the Vikings in the victory.
The Vikings finish the season 8-0 as the conference champions and will have to wait until 10 a.m. to learn the who, the where, and the when of their playoff matchup. The Pioneers fell to 3-5 on the season.
In other eight-player football action, Algoma beat Suring 48-12 in their season finale, finishing with a 6-2 mark.