October 7 Sports Recap


Photo by Jefferson Luo.

By Daniel Weber, Sports Writer


The Whitman Vikings (4–2) rolled over the Gaithersburg Trojans (2–4) Friday, keeping the Vikings’ playoff hopes intact with a 28–17 victory.

The Vikings raced ahead with 15 points in the first quarter and a stout defensive performance kept the Vikes in the driver’s seat for the remainder of the contest. The unit forced three turnovers and prevented the Trojans offense from settling in. The players attributed much of this defensive success to their intense preparation.

“Our preparation was key in forcing turnovers on Friday night,” defensive end John Luke Iglesias said. “For the most part we all felt comfortable during the game because we always held the lead and had faith in our game plan.”

The Vikings now turn their focus to this week’s matchup against the Damascus Hornets (6–0). Despite the challenge this powerhouse poses, the Vikes are confident that they will emerge from the competition with a positive result.

“The team knows that Damascus is a very talented football team, but we believe that if and when we start clicking on offense and produce stops on defense, we’ll surprise the whole county,” Iglesias said.

The Vikings travel to Damascus this Friday to face the Hornets.