Playoffs Bound

The varsity football team is in the playoffs


Emily Rojas

Junior Sean Myles working to finish the play to ensure the runner is down.

The varsity football team currently has a record of 6-3, and are going to be in the playoffs no matter the result of tonight’s game against Ponderosa.

“We need to win tonight to break our two game losing streak against two very good football teams in Placer and Rio Linda,” head coach Tim Moore said. “No one wants to head into playoffs losing three straight games and four of our last five after winning five straight.”

On Sunday, the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoff brackets are expected to be released. There will be a total of 80 teams that will make playoffs, and our Vikings are excited to be one of them.

“I don’t think we’ve changed anything with plays. The [players] really wanted to go far this season,” junior Sean Myles said.

The Vikings have made sure to work as a team instead of solely playing for their own individual benefit, which has led to them having Coach Moore’s first winning season.

“I feel like the main reason we were so good as a team was because of how close we are as a team,” junior Andrew Richards said.

Throughout the season, the team participated in various bonding activities, including 40 Hours of Commitment during the summer, in which they spent nearly two straight days together to become closer as a team.

“It’s not easy to get 35 high school boys to buy into something that focuses on being a small part of something much bigger and greater than themselves,” Moore said. “This special group of boys has accepted the challenge and have done a fantastic job executing the plan.”