Nov 20th, 2012 @ 10:22 am | Author: Football Sports Information
from the desk of Dennis McCulloch...
I can't believe the season is over already. It seems
just yesterday that I was talking about our excitement
to start the season. The season ending is always
difficult for me. It brings an end to so many things.
I have to say goodbye to our 13 seniors who have
dedicated themselves to our program. These guys
have all left a lasting impact on our program and I
know they will all have a tremendous amount of success as they move
forward with their lives.
Thanks seniors for all your hard work and dedication to Viking Football!
Ken Eliacin 5 years
Aaron Freije 5 years
Thomas Grossell 3 years
Alex Hooey 3 years
Garrett Jackson 6 years
Tyler Kosel 5 years
Marshall Krebs 5 years
Jake Olsen 5 years
Jordan Owen 2 years
Pat Pirner 5 years
Troy Still 2 years
Tommy Zinke 5 years
We finished our regular season with an exciting comeback win over
Robert Morris 21-20. It is a great measure of a team that faces that type
of adversity and responds the way they did in the second half. We were
down 20-0 at halftime. It would have been easy for the guys to give up
and make excuses but the team came out the second half determined to
play better football. That was our best half of football all season long. The
offense came out and dominated the 3rd quarter scoring on three straight
possessions. Our defense fed off the success of the offense and shut down
a very good Eagle team the rest of the way. With eight seconds left the
RMU missed a short field goal. The celebration in the end zone with our
13 seniors was a memory that will be with me for a lifetime. With that win
we finished the season 7-3 and ranked #24 in the final NAIA poll and the
Vikings will be the top Independent football team.
I hope that you have enjoyed following Viking Football this year and will
continue to support our football program. I look forward to the challenges
for the future and hope that you will be a part in helping us continue the
winning tradition. I cannot wait for Saturday, August 31st our opening game
vs. Jamestown College!