A large crowd filled the stands to cheer on the Vikings last Friday, and it looked as if the home team would get the win after taking a lead at the end of the half.
But the North Branch football team sputtered and instead ended up with a disappointing loss against Simley.
The Spartans scored two touchdowns in the first quarter.
Viking Zack Sundly ran in one touchdown, and Logan Klatt made the extra point.
In the second quarter, Sundly again scored with Klatt tacking on another extra point.
Tony Denn then carried the ball in for a touchdown, and Sundly crossed the goal line for the two-point conversion, giving the Vikings a 22-12 lead at the end of the half.
The second half was a different story for the Vikings.
North Branch did not get into the end zone again, while Simley scored 30 points in the second half to earn the 42-22 win.
The Vikings are tied for sixth in the North Suburban Conference, with a 1-2 conference record. The team is 1-3 overall.
The Vikings will travel to St. Louis Park to face the Orioles at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.