The Lawrence Viking football team (1-6) traveled to Beloit to face the Buccaneers (5-3) in the seventh game of the Viking season. The Vikings fell behind early, as the Buccaneers scored 17 points in the first 16 minutes of the game with a series of drives that included two plays of more than 70 yards each. The Lawrence team put its first points on the board with 11 minutes left in the second quarter on a 22-yard pass from quarterback Sam Ausloos to wide receiver Nate Nelson. However, the Buccaneers were not done scoring for the half, and Beloit quarterback Brian Maughn added two more passing touchdowns before the half ended with the score at 31-7. The second half started similarly to the first, as Beloit needed less than four minutes to set up a 59-yard passing touchdown from Maughn to wide receiver Julian Ross. The Buccaneers kept the pressure on the Vikings throughout the third, adding a pick-six with 48 seconds left in the quarter and making the score 44-7. With not even half a minute left in the third quarter, Viking senior quarterback Nick Maxam connected on a 54-yard pass to give Nelson his second score of the night, making the score 44-14 in Beloit’s favor. Neither team scored in the final quarter, and the Vikings took their sixth loss of the season. Despite the Vikings’ 1-6 record, some fans’ spirits remain high. Lawrence football enthusiast Jamie DeMatthew said, “I cannot wait to watch the Vikings put a hurtin’ on Carroll this weekend. I’m very optimistic about our chances.” The Vikings have three games left in their season and look to notch their second consecutive home victory as they host the 3-5 Carroll Pioneers Saturday at 1 p.m.