By: Audrey Dimmer
After an up and down season, the Viking Varsity football team has made it to the playoffs. The team, led by Head Varsity Coach Bob Meyer, will face Lakeland in their first round of playoffs at Lakeland High School this Friday, October 27 at 7pm.
“We are very excited about qualifying for the playoffs, it’s a huge accomplishment for any team,” said Meyer. “We are 7-3 all time vs. Lakeland, [having] already defeated them 20-13 this season.”
Varsity quarterback Senior Michael Woolridge seems confident going into this game, considering it might be his last. “It’s pretty sad to see it winding down, I’ve played with most of these guys for years. I still feel like I’ve got four more years in highschool to play, but I’m really excited about tomorrow, Lakeland isn’t a threat so we booling.”
Last Friday, the team took a devastating loss to crosstown rival Walled Lake Western. The final score was 0-42. The team seemed a bit shaken up, but Meyers and the players seem prepared for this game. “Our goal was to qualify for the playoffs and even though the last game of the season was a loss, all the losses are probably the most valuable for learning and improving.” said Meyer.
If the team wins Friday, they will go on to either play Livonia Stevenson or Catholic Central next week, Friday, November 3. “The football team has been doing better than expected.” says varsity cheerleader Senior Erin Pratt. “The team hasn’t been in the playoffs since my Freshman year.”
After being confident going into the game, the Vikings had a huge loss to Lakeland having them score 50 points in the first half. With a final score of 12-53, it put an end to the team’s rollercoaster of a season.