Submitted by Adam Greenlow of Menlo Park, a player on the Junior Midgets team and an eighth-grader at St. Raymond School.
The Junior Midgets team (12/13 year-olds) made it to the second round of the playoffs. The Vikings played the Cambrian Valley Longhorns at Gilroy High School on Nov. 6.
The Vikings fought the Longhorns throughout the game. Before the half, the Vikings scored, but missed the extra point. Then the Longhorns scored and made the extra point. At halftime the score was 8-6.
In the second half, the battle continued, and the Vikings scored and took the lead 14-8. Then the Longhorns crossed the goal-line with less than two minutes to go in the game, and the Vikings lost 16-14. This was a very emotional and exciting game that was hard-fought by both teams.
David Teu, the team's running back, had an unbelievable season, scoring 21 touchdowns for the year. Thank you to all the coaches who lead the Vikings to an 8-2 season. Good luck to all the eighth-graders who will continue their careers in high school. This is the last report for the Menlo-Atherton Vikings this year.