Vikings' season comes to an end

By Steve Sell
November 12, 2016

PRATT — Pratt’s Travis Theis sped 80 yards for a touchdown just 14 seconds into the game Friday to set the tone, as the Greenbacks’ speed was too much for Smoky Valley to overcome in a 38-6 setback in the second round of the Class 4A Division II playoffs.

The loss ended a remarkable season for the Vikings, who were 2-7 last year but finished 8-3 in Tim Lambert’s second year as head coach.

Pratt raced to a 31-6 halftime lead as it relied on the big play. 

Smoky Valley’s one score came in the second quarter on an 11-yard run by Kyle Anderson.

Pratt had 367 yards of total offense and averaged just under 10 yards per snap. The Vikings were limited to 207 yards even though they ran 23 more plays, 63-40, than Pratt.

Anderson had 20 carries for 78 yards to lead the Vikings. Theis ran for 168 yards on 15 carries for Pratt and Hunter Kaufman caught four passes for 142 yards.

Smoky Valley has many talented underclassmen who helped the team to its outstanding record, so next year has an exciting look.

Pratt heads to Holcomb for the semifinals on Friday.