Grand Island overcame a 24-0 deficit and defeated the Vikings 38-24 in the 1st round of the Class A playoffs. The loss ends the Vikings season, finishing with a 6-4 record.
The Vikings leading rusher Zander Gray left the game after the 4th play with an apparent arm injury. Sophomore LaVaughn Luellen came in and rushed 25 times for 173 yards, and junior Tre’on Fairgood-Jones added 128 rushing yards on 24 carries.
The Vikings led 24-7 at half, but the host Islanders caught momentum in the second half and never relinquished it.