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This time, Vikings not denied a spot in state

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For the last six years, the Pelican Rapids Vikings have been playing in the Section 8-2A championship five times.

Of those five shots for the right to play in the Class 2A state playoffs, this year was the least expected group to punch that elusive ticket.


But like Pelican Rapids head coach Dave Haugen stated, "In sports, nothing has to make sense."

And the 2010 Vikings proved that adage exactly correct.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.