Fans turn out for football
MORE THAN 12,000 PEOPLE showed up for the first home game of the Viking football team Saturday, September 8, at PGE Park. The Ultimate Tailgate party before the game also brought a crowd to Southwest Morrison between 20th and 21st avenues. All home games include a tailgate party two and a half hours prior to kickoff.
New head coach Jerry Glanville and returned coaching legend Mouse Davis experienced a frustrating loss: 17-26 against non-conference University of California, Davis. The following week, the team went on to win its first conference game.
Home games at PGE Park continue October 27, 2:30 p.m., against Weber State; and November 10, 1:30 p.m., against Montana State.
Viking fans bought a record number of season tickets to see athletes such as fullback Olaniyi Sobomehin (above right) play. The pre-game tailgate was a popular event with (above left from left to right) Doc Wilson, Matt Picard, and Tim Londos.
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