STORY BY KEITH KANE
(Shenandoah, Texas)—The Bryan Vikings ended a disappointing season in a disappointing manner Saturday when they gave up a 40 yard touchdown pass to the College Park Cavaliers with 13 second left in the game in losing 20 to 17. The Vikings finished the season with a 2 and 8 record.
The game began with both teams misfiring on their first offensive possessions before the Vikings put together and impressive drive that got them a first and goal at the College Park nine yard line. But, after a false start, the drive stalled at the 15 yard line where Corey Johnson game on to kick a 32 yard field goal to give the Vikings the early lead.
But, the lead was short lived, because when the Vikings tried an onside kick that was batted around by several Vikings players before going out of bounds, the Cavaliers had excellent field position at the 43 yard line. Two plays later, College Park would connect on a 57 yard touchdown pass from Colton Farmer to Jayden Holden to take a 7 to 3 lead.
The Vikings would fight back in the second quarter to put together a 69 yard drive capped by a one yard touchdown run by Darius Ross for a 10 to 7 lead. But, College Park would again come back on their next possession completing a 70 yard drive with a 14yard touchdown pass from Farmer to Christopher Barnes. However, the extra point try would flutter off to the right leaving the Cavaliers with a 13 to 10 lead.
On their first play in the third quarter the Vikings would snap the ball directly to Bobby Johnson would reach the edge and turn the corner around the right side of the formation for an 80 yard touchdown run to put Bryan on top 17 to 13.
That’s the way the score would stay until the waning moments of the game when on 4th and 15, Farmer would find Chance Givens on a slant pattern that sliced through the Vikings defense for the 40 yard winning score.
In his final game as a Viking, Bobby Johnson would rush the ball 18 times for 130 yards and a touchdown.