Can the Vikings do it Again?
As the regular season was winding down, the Middleton Vikings knew they were going to the postseason, it was just a matter of what seed they were going to get.
At first glance, it seemed that the #2 seed from District 3 would have the best road to making it to the State Championship game, which made the final night of the regular season so much more meaningful. After Skyview locked up the #1 seed by virtue of their slim win over Bishop Kelly, Middleton and Columbia were battling it out on the gridiron with the winner getting the #2 seed. Although it meant traveling to Lakeland for the 1st round of the playoffs, the winner of that game would host a semifinal matchup. With all of that being said, Middleton defeated Columbia and coveted that all-important #2 seed.
The Vikings win last week over Pocatello was an absolute clinic on how to control the clock and rush the football. Victor Dias led the way with six total touchdowns, including one through the air, in route to the 53-22 victory. Now, they will travel East to take on the wire-to-wire #1 team in the 4A all year, Blackfoot.
The Broncos have made it through the season undefeated and survived a furious 2nd half rally to beat District 6 rival, Hillcrest 34-31. The Knights had an impressive run through the playoffs going on the road to defeat previously unbeaten Minico, before trouncing Columbia in the quarterfinals. Blackfoot has been led all season by standout QB Trey Pilster and if the Vikings can limit what Pilster can do through the air, they have a chance to pull off yet another upset.
I will be making the trip to Pocatello to broadcast the game tomorrow night and you can hear it on 630 The Fan starting at 8:30.