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The Tri-Vally Vikings will play Saturday at at Marshall in the first round of the Class 2A IHSA Football Playoffs. Head Coach of the Vikings Josh Roop knew coming into the year he had the skill players to be successful, but his team had some questions marks in other areas. Coach Roop says as the year wore on, some of those questions began to get answered.

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Coach Roop feels the biggest surprise of the season came from the experienced portion of the team. He says the 6 seniors on the squad stepped up to provide great leadership.

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The Vikings began the season by facing 3 ranked teams in their first 4 games. Coach Roop felt his team coming out of that stretch at 2-2, and finishing the season by winnning their final 5 games, was a big reason for their success on the season.

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At 7-2, the Vikings will be on the road taking on an undefeated Marshall team at 2pm in their first round class 2A state playoff game.

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