ARMA — It was another tough night for the Northeast High School football team, as its losing streak was extended to eight games following a 66-0 loss to Erie on Friday at home in district play.
The Red Devils’ offense couldn’t be stopped throughout, jumping out to a 50-point lead by halftime, and capping off the final two quarters with a pair of touchdowns with the running clock in full effect.
“I’m really proud of the boys for sticking through a season like this,” NHS head coach Phil Hobbs said. “It’s harder on them more than it is anybody else. There are frustration because there’s plays we need to be making on both sides of the bal. We’re young and we have some injuries that we battled through, and this is the outcome. When you have a lot of adversity, this is the way it goes sometimes at a small school like this, and we’re going to rebound.”
Although it hasn’t been the best season for Northeast, it was a special night for the seniors, as they took the field for the final time at home.
The Viking seniors are: Jeremy Dale, Jacob McDowell, Luke Cole and Kalib Johnston.
“We honored four seniors, one of which is having knee surgery next Friday, so he was unable to play” Hobbs said. “Jeremy is a transfer, but I’ve coached both Jake and Luke since they were freshman and they’ve put in four good years for us. They’ve done a lot of things both on and off the field. I’m just proud of the young men they’ve grown up to be in the time that I’ve been around them.”
Nothing seemed to go right for the Vikings, as they had difficulty establishing drives, and finding opportunities to score.
While the offense was stuck in neutral, the defense had its struggles as well.
The Red Devils posted 22 points in the first quarter and 28 points in the second, before coasting to a 66-point victory.
The Vikings will play their final game of the season at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Humboldt.
-- Jordan Buckamneer is a sports reporter of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at email@example.com and follow him on twitter @jbuckamneer.