Football loses to Beloit

Erik Borresen

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
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.