Primarily known as a passing football team, the Gibraltar Vikings rushed for 262 yards in its 38-14 win over Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas Friday night on 105.1 The Viking.
A big factor why was because of the weather, which dumped rain on the area on either side of Gibraltar's homecoming parade before clearing up prior to kickoff. The Vikings scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in the first quarter on a handoff to Alex Laughlin and a quarterback keeper by Luke Steebs. It was through the air that Steebs registered his second touchdown, a 20-yard fade to Dominic Krauel to send the Vikings into halftime up 18-0. Laughlin would add two more rushing touchdowns in the third quarter, one a nonchalant six-yard score and another on a 24 yard busted flea-flicker play. The Vikings got their only two-point conversion on a busted play as well as Alex Laughlin recovered a high snap as the team's kicker and found Brandon Stillman for the score. Steebs reached the end zone one last time on a four-yard touchdown run before the Titans got on the scoreboard with a pair of touchdowns in the game's final minutes.
The Vikings head into next week's showdown against Algoma with a 5-1 record, matching last year's six-game start. That game will be able to be heard on 105.1 The Viking.