March 26, 2016 |
A Catholic League championship - the first since 2011 - a third straight District 12 Class 3A title, and a fourth state championship since 2010. Those were the highlights that defined Archbishop Wood's season. And what highlights they are, earning the Vikings the title of Southeastern Pennsylvania team of the year. After starting 4-6, Wood won 21 games to close out the season, defeating some of the state's best in the process. In that span, the most points allowed by the Vikings' stingy defense was 41. The numbers and accolades are impressive, but the way Wood went about winning was even more so. Methodical, disciplined, calm - there's nothing flashy about the Vikings, except maybe their stellar ball movement.
July 28, 2011 |
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings have acquired quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Washington Redskins in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. Two people with knowledge of the transaction confirmed the deal to the Associated Press last night. They requested anonymity because the longtime Eagle has yet to officially sign his restructured contract. McNabb had to agree to restructure the 5-year, $78 million deal he signed with the Redskins because the Vikings don't have enough cap room to fit him in with the way the deal is structured.
December 11, 1986 |
Bill Sheppard, the Northeast coach, said it was going to be a trying season - a season in which the losses might outnumber the victories. The second defeat of the young season came Tuesday when the Vikings lost a cliffhanger at Edison, 68-64. Kyle Carter, the Vikings' senior forward, led all scorers with 26 points, and senior Ken Einhorn chipped in with 16. Northeast had trailed by as much as 18 points in both halves. "We came back and got close in the fourth quarter," Sheppard said.
December 17, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Long before logging, mining and Target department stores fueled the economy of the Gopher State, bush rangers settled along the region's rivers and set their double long springs to snare furry rodents with pronounced incisors. Yesterday, the Eagles were the beavers, and they got trapped. After a Snow Bowl win over the Lions and facing a key game against the stout Bears the following week, the Birds played flat and undisciplined in a 48-30 loss to an undermanned Vikings team.
February 28, 2014 |
* VIKINGS. 10 tonight, History Channel. * THE RED ROAD. 9 tonight, Sundance TV. IF WE'VE learned anything in the past few TV seasons, it's that there's a sizable audience that can't get enough of scruffy, violent men and the women who love them (and sometimes fight by their sides). We've seen it with the FX hit "Sons of Anarchy," and we're seeing it again with the History Channel's "Vikings" (which resembles "Sons" far more than it does HBO's "Game of Thrones," to which it's sometimes been compared, generally not favorably)
September 24, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Christian Ponder didn't flinch, even against that swarming San Francisco defense. Minnesota's quarterback has come a long way from his rough rookie season. Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph and ran for another score to help the Vikings hand the 49ers their first defeat, 24-13, on Sunday. After a dominant start to their NFC North tour by decisively beating playoff teams Green Bay and Detroit, the 49ers (2-1) were beaten in every way by the team least likely to do so. The Vikings (2-1)
September 21, 2011 |
Eastern football is on the 1-yard line. Darius Merriweather could sense it in the summer. He could feel it during the first two games. He looks at the Vikings and doesn't see just another 0-2 team. He sees a 0-2 team on the brink of a good season. "We're not the same team as last year," said Merriweather, the Vikings' senior wide receiver and strong safety. "I think we're ready to show South Jersey just what kind of team we can be. " Eastern is one of the hard-luck teams of the early season.
March 12, 2012 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - As much as Gene Allen loves Martel Johnson's company, the Atlantic City coach hates when his point guard is sitting next to him on the bench. He wants his floor general on the floor. He wants his captain to direct the Vikings' offense, ignite their defense and steady the ship through the turbulent waters of the state tournament. The ship was sinking on Sunday. And Johnson was anchored on the Atlantic City sideline with two fouls. "It was tough [to keep Johnson on the bench]
September 7, 2012 |
For North Penn, next in line on murderers' row is defending PIAA Class AAA state champion Archbishop Wood. The Knights, ranked No. 4 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, are coming off a 20-7 loss to top-ranked La Salle. They will face No. 3 Wood at 7 p.m. Saturday at William Tennent. No. 9 St. Joseph's Prep awaits in Week 3. The Vikings, who come in with a 15-game win streak, are looking to build on an opening 44-7 romp over Bensalem. Here is a closer look at the North Penn-Wood showdown.
October 27, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Rookie Doug Martin racked up 214 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew out Minnesota, 36-17, on Thursday night to hand the Vikings their first home loss of the season. Martin took a screen pass 64 yards for a score, one of three touchdowns thrown by Josh Freeman, to give Tampa Bay (3-4) a 27-10 lead 1 minute, 21 seconds into the second half. Adrian Peterson had a season-long 64-yard run for a score that brought the Vikings to 30-17. Buccaneers 36, Vikings 17 Tampa Bay 10 10 10 6 – 36 Minnesota 0 10 7 0 – 17 First quarter TB–FG Barth 28, 9:48.