The Gibraltar Vikings were able to avoid the drama on the gridiron as they scored touchdowns on six straight possessions to rout the host Wausaukee Rangers 53-22 Friday night.
Things got off to an ominous start for the Vikings as the Luke Smith-led Rangers marched right down the field against Gibraltar's defense and scored a rushing touchdown from 10 yards out to make it 8-0 and at approximately seven minutes of the clock. Brady Kita would begin his impressive night almost immediately, finding Braden Sitte on a deep ball from 65 yards out to make it 8-7. Kita would fire four more touchdown passes before the half would run out, including a simple six-yard out pattern to Sitte and from 33 yards out to a streaking Marshall Maltby.
With the Vikings up 33-8, Kita would go deep once more to open the third quarter, finding Sitte from over 50 yards out to make it 39-8. After forcing the Rangers to turn the ball over on downs, the Vikings would give it right back as Kita was intercepted inside the 10-yard line to give the Rangers some life. Kita would grab it right back with a pick-six interception to stretch the lead to 45-8. The Rangers would score on their final two possessions with Smith throwing one touchdown pass and rushing for another. Kita would throw one more touchdown pass for good measure in between those two scores to make it 53-16, ensuring the running clock would run for the rest of the game.
The Vikings will head back out on the road next Saturday when they travel to Gillett to face the Tigers. Tim Kowols will once again have the call on 105.1 The GOAT and NEWRadioSportsNetwork.com beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the pregame show followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.