Vikings lose final home game against Wright High School Panthers

Mark DeLap
Posted 10/11/22

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Vikings lose final home game against Wright High School Panthers


GUERNSEY – The Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings played their final home game of the season against the Wright Panthers.

It was a battle between two teams that had not won a game this season. Guernsey-Sunrise High School kept that record in tact as they were soundly defeated 65-0.

Most of the damage was done in the first half and a running clock was initiated with four minutes to go in the second quarter. By halftime, the Panthers were up 52-0. They scored another two touchdowns in the third quarter.

It was not only senior night, but an emotional game for the team and one player in particular, Evan Davis who lost his father, Brad Davis, in a farming accident the day before the game. The pregame featured the honoring of the seniors playing their final game on home turf and then the entire team released balloons in honor of Davis.

“It was one of the most emotional weeks I've ever experienced as a coach,” said Viking head coach Curtis Cook. “Your heart just breaks and you wish that you could solve the problem because that's what we do. We're problem solvers and we try to fix things for our players and our teams but this you can't fix. You know that it's going to affect your team as a whole because they're so close as teammates, having known each other since kindergarten in some cases. Couple that with having a very young football team you never know what you're going to get emotionally. I thought we handled the emotional side of the game as well as could be expected given the events coupled with senior night on top of that. We're improving and we'll keep moving forward though any and all adversity or criticism thrown in our way.”

The Vikings have two final games left in the season. This