Tonight I decided to stay in town and watch our local high school football team in big conference showdown against Valparaiso. The Vikings have always been tough. They are the school that put out Jeff Samardzija after all. For the first 23 minutes of the game nobody could break out. Both teams kept misfiring at inopportune times. With just under a minute left in the first half though the Vikings scored on a long touchdown run. The Slicers went into the half down 7-0. I saw a lot of heads down on that walk in. The Slicers came out firing though and scored on their first possession. Valpo then returned the kickoff right away to go back up by seven. The Slicers badly needed a score, but could not get it. They held the Vikings though so that they could tie the game up on the run shown to the left by quarterback Dustin DeMuth. He scored two more times on the night for the Slicers who won the game 28-21. This was a game that was hard fought the entire way. It was only when the first half was nearly over that the battle moved into the end zone. The Slicers will travel to Chesterton next week to take on the Trojans. It is kind of funny that we have the same amount of wins as last year in the first three weeks. We need to keep it going. Next week will be yet another test.