Vikings run out of steam


Soohyun Kim

in a game between DVC and College of San Mateo at DVC in Pleasant Hill, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The Vikings lost 7-42.

Fidel Ontiveros, Sports editor

Friday, Nov. 6 was a sad day in the Viking’s stadium. The last home game played this season, against the College of San Mateo, ended with the score of 42-7.

The game started with both teams pumped and ready to go. From there, things quickly went south for our Vikings.

The first quarter ended with a score of 14-0. Diablo Valley College still held their heads high during the break, with hopes to get back into the game. Plays were drawn and strategies were discussed.

The timer went of for the teams to return to the field and during the second quarter, San Mateo scored again. The first half ended with the score at 21-0. The Vikings went into the locker room to try and rally themselves together and stay calm. It was not the time to lose team moral.

The second half started and DVC fought their hardest, only for San Mateo to score three more times. The third quarter ended with a crushing score of 42-0. By this point, things weren’t looking up for the Vikings.

When it was time for the Vikings to come out for the final quarter, they still played their hardest to keep San Mateo from scoring again. In the process, DVC scored in the final minutes. ending the game with the final score of 42-7.

This loss knocks the Vikings out of the conference to compete in the playoffs for the championship.Even with the win during the following week in the over time against Santa Rosa, the score was 35-32,  DVC will still not be eligible to compete in any championship bowls.

After the game it seemed to hit the entire team that this was really the last time they would play in Viking stadium this season. It was time to move on to the next game and after that, the next season. The coaches, the players and their family members joined on the field one last time. Last words of encouragement were spoken and the team saluted each other.

Counting this game, the Vikings won three home games and lost two home games, wrapping up the Vikings appearances at home this season. Now the coaches will start planning next season, the sophomores will be transferring, and the team will be returning to Viking stadium to begin practicing.

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