A huge crowd filled the bleachers, leaving standing room only for many Vikings fans wrapped in blankets to stay warm at last Friday’s Homecoming game.
And they were rewarded for braving the cold by seeing the home team get hot and tame the Fridley Tigers 42-21.
After being named both a Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press Athlete of the Week last week, North Branch senior quarterback Zack Sundly again led his team to victory rushing for three touchdowns.
Not to be outdone, senior running back Rance Ashley scored three touchdowns of his own, while senior kicker Logan Klatt made good on all six extra point attempts.
“We had 512 yards rushing in the game and 24 passing,” said Coach Nick Nitti. “The defense played their best game of the year with a goal line stand and causing two turnovers.”
The North Branch football team has a 3-2 North Suburban Conference amd 3-3 overall record. The Vikings will travel to Irondale High School in New Brighton to face the Knights at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.