Vikings Continue To Dance


Photo By Kayla Jackson

The Viking players saluting to the crowd, on homecoming night, after their 44-2 victory over Lincoln-Way Central.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings varsity football team defeated the Lincoln-Way Central Knights by a score of 44-2 on Sept. 10 to improve to a 3-0 record on homecoming night. 

Since last season started in March, and was later postponed due to COVID-19, the Vikings haven’t had a homecoming game since Sept. 13, 2019 where they beat Andrew High school 35-14.

The Vikings defense was the headline early during this year’s homecoming matchup as they managed to force two safeties in the first quarter alone. 

Even though the Knights gave the Vikings some problems on the offensive side of the ball, H-F eventually shifted the momentum in the second quarter after completing a 32-yard touchdown pass on 3 & 11 to junior running back Kamrin Cox. 

The Vikings came alive in the second half with big plays from seniors Jyles Walton and Jaedyn Price

The Vikings ultimately prevailed in the second half, out-scoring the Knights 33-2 and eventually winning by a score of 44-2 to cap off the homecoming week festivities. 

The Vikings defense proved to be the key to their win, forcing a fumble early and holding Lincoln-Way Central scoreless throughout the entire game. 

The Knights struggled to get their offense going the entire game as they only converted on third down once out of nine tries. 

H-F on the other hand, has been getting a lot of production on the offensive side of the ball in their first three games of the season. The Vikings have scored a combined total of 112 points with their defense only giving up a combined eight points the entire season.

Of the first few games of the season, H-F has a point differential (difference between points scored and points allowed) of nearly +104. 

Over the past 10 years the Vikings have not lost a Homecoming game dating back to the 2011-12 season where they were defeated by their rival Lincoln-Way East 38-21. 

The Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings play at home on Sept. 17 against the Lockport Porters on Salute to Service night.

The Vikings will have to have another solid performance on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball as they take on the Porters who improved to a 3-0 record after they beat the Bradley-Bourbonnais Boilermakers by a score of 43-7 on Sept. 10.