The Vikings got off to a good start on Friday in a non-conference game versus the Lebanon Warriors. They took the opening kickoff and drove 69 yards in 10 plays culminating in a 16-yard pass from Justin Barry to Kolin Ivy. Thomas Monnig added the extra point for an early 7-0 lead.
Lebanon responded with a 7 play, 70 yard drive with Keith Farr scoring on a 1-yard run. Austin Miller added the extra point to tie the score. The Vikings were forced to punt after their second drive stalled at midfield. Reece Bryant pinned the Warriors deep inside their 10 yard line, but the Warriors covered 94 yards in six plays to take the lead. Austin Plowman blocked the extra point, and the first quarter ended with Lebanon in front 13-7.
Miamisburg with Barry hitting Jackson McGohan in the right corner of the end zone on the sixth play of a 63 yard drive. Monnig’s extra point helped the Vikings regain the lead at 14-13.
Lebanon retook the lead covering 80 yards with Brayden Everitt to Zane Duning touchdown pass for three yards. The Vikings were able to drive back into Warrior territory on the ensuing possession, but missed a 35-yard field goal. Lebanon went 80 yards on 14 plays scoring with 0:05 left on the first half on another touchdown pass this time from Everitt to Blake Lamb giving the Warriors a 28-14 lead at the half.
After the teams traded punts in the third quarter. A short Warrior punt set the Vikings up in the red zone, but an interception squelched the rally. Lebanon added two more scores, the second after a fumbled kickoff return gave them prime field position before the Vikings were able to cap the scoring with a 39-yard run from Christian Davis with 9:53 remaining in the game.
Miamisburg returns to Holland Field on Friday for the final home game of the season versus GWOC rival Springboro. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.