Vikings Suffer Tough Defeat Against Milpitas

Will Strauch, Executive Senior Staff Writer

The Palo Alto Vikings suffered a tough defeat at home against a talented Milpitas Trojans team, losing 49-0.

The game got off to a rough start when Milpitas scored a touchdown off of a fumble with ten minutes to go in the first quarter. Milpitas never looked back and carried this momentum throughout the first half. The Trojans utilized their star senior running back Tariq Bracy who had over 100 yards rushing as well as two touchdowns in the first quarter. A 50 yard screen pass to senior wide receiver Tuni Faletau Fifita late in the first quarter made the score 28-0.

The Vikings almost broke through the Milpitas defense after a big return as the clock wound down in the first quarter. However, Milpitas stopped Paly and got the ball back keeping the Vikings off the board.

The Trojans added another rushing touchdown early in the second quarter and then added a 16 yard touchdown to Fifita to put an end to the first half.

The Trojans continued their dominant performance in the second half and went on to win by a score of 49-0.

“We performed pretty bad,” said Aiden Chang (‘19). “We are looking forward to improve in our little mistakes and get better.”

The Vikings (1-6) look to bounce back this Friday in the homecoming game against Saratoga at 7.