Viking football team aims to start the season 3-0

Posted: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 12:05 PM

Decorah Viking head football coach Bill Post admits he wasn't "the happiest camper" after last Friday night's game against Crestwood--a game the Vikings won 14-6.  But Post now has had time to look at the tape from the game and says overall his team did well, but was hampered by penalties and fumbles when it got close to scoring.

So the first priority for the Vikings when they host Vinton-Shellsburg at 7:30 Friday night will be to eliminate the mistakes and have all 11 players do their jobs at the same time.

Post tells KDEC's Darin Svenson the Vikings have had good performances on special teams, despite changeover in personnel, and have allowed just 12 points in two games on defense, although players still need to work on finding the football.

That leaves the offense as having to improve by taking advantage of the scoring opportunities they get.  That will be a challenge against Vinton-Shellsburg, which has several big linemen.  On offense, Vinton-Shellsburg features a "shifty" and "very elusive" quarterback, says Post.

Vinton-Shellsburg enters the game with an 0-2 record, having lost 37-7 at Center Point-Urbana and 42-14 against Union La Porte City at home.  But Post says his team knows it will have a challenge in facing the other Vikings.  "It will be an interesting game again," he predicts.