2017-10-12 / Sports

Vikings shut out Lancers for Homecoming victory

By Lamont Lenar


Alex Fries rolls out to the right and throws downfield for Swan Valley in its Oct. 6 homecoming game against Bullock Creek. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Alex Fries rolls out to the right and throws downfield for Swan Valley in its Oct. 6 homecoming game against Bullock Creek. Photo by Lamont Lenar Swan Valley dominated its Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 6, shutting out Bullock Creek and taking the 45-0 win.

The Lancers received the opening kickoff, but on the first play from scrimmage Viking Mitchel Boehler intercepted the ball and returned it to the Bullock Creek 14 yard line. Two plays later, Matt Pike carried the ball into the end zone for the 7-0 lead.

The Lancers fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, giving the ball back to the Vikings. Swan Valley scored on its following drive, when Chase Mendoz ran the ball in from the 20 for a 14-0 advantage.

Swan Valley scored once more in the first half, with Adam Shouey kicking a field goal, giving the Vikings a 17-0 lead.

Swan Valley took the first possession of the second half down the field and scored on a 17 yard run from Emmett Boehler to go up 24-0.


Emmett Boehler runs for a five yard gain in Swan Valley’s Oct. 6 Homecoming game against Bullock Creek. Boehler had 16 carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Emmett Boehler runs for a five yard gain in Swan Valley’s Oct. 6 Homecoming game against Bullock Creek. Boehler had 16 carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings. Photo by Lamont Lenar Payton Pietz scored for the Vikings on the next drive, catching a 10 yard pass from Alex Fries to make it 31-0.

The Lancers did not gain a yard on their next drive, giving the ball back Swan Valley. Emmett Boehler took the ball from the 40 yard line and scored to take the 38-0 lead.

The Vikings scored once more in the fourth quarter, on a 26 yard run from Brock Leinberger for the 45-0 final.

Swan Valley coach Kevin Gavenda said with a new offense brought in this year, the team seems to be getting better every week. With its sixth win in a row, he said the team is focused, stating the players are confident, with no player thinking that there isn’t a game they can’t win.


Matt Pike runs in for Swan Valley’s first score of its Homecoming game against Bullock Creek on Oct. 6. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Matt Pike runs in for Swan Valley’s first score of its Homecoming game against Bullock Creek on Oct. 6. Photo by Lamont Lenar Emmett Boehler had 16 carries, for 127 yards and two TDs for the Vikings. Chase Mendoza had three carries for 45 yards and a TD. Brock Lienberger had two carries for 45 yards and a touchdown. Alex Fries had five carries for 39 yards, and went 9 of 17 passing for 135 yards and one TD.

Nicholas Anderson and Katie Ellerman were named this year’s Homecoming king and queen for Swan Valley at halftime.

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