Charlo Vikings on fire
Boom. Just like that, the Vikings are advancing to the Class C football State Quarterfinals.
Charlo pummeled Twin Bridges on Saturday leaving no room for mercy in the 68-0 game. The Vikings came out with heat, scoring 54 in the first two quarters of play and then kept their game tight throughout.
Leading on the score pad, senior Tristan Santee logged 22 points for Charlo with three visits to the end zone.
Sophomore QB Michael Delaney completed nine of 12 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns; he carried the ball 13 times for 113 yards.
Coach Mike Krahn was excited and surprised at the game’s outcome.
“I wasn’t surprised at the win,” Krahn said. “I was surprised by the margin; it was a nice way to start.”
Last week’s victory against Victor was a pressure-induced, must-win game to secure their number-one seed spot and home field advantage, according to Krahn.
“Typically you get time to relieve that pressure in between, kind of an emotional release, but the kids didn’t get that,” he said. “They had to go from one high pressure game to another.”
Krahn said he does not like to put that kind of pressure on high school kids, “but they know,.”
Krahn is pleased with his team’s “overall team effort” and how well they present themselves both on and off the field. He boasted he’s even heard from other teams that “those Charlo kids are so organized,” which definitely is a huge compliment in Krahn’s eyes. “They always know what to do without instruction,” he said. “It was truly a team win.”
On Saturday, Nov. 9, Charlo will host Culbertson-Bainville, the number-two seed out of the east for the quarterfinal game. Krahn stated that they have never faced this team before, which brings a bit of excitement.
“It’s always interesting to play a new team,” he said. “It’s challenging and exciting.”
Charlo 68, Twin Bridges 0
Charlo 30 24 8 6 – 68
Twin Bridges 0 0 0 0 - 0