By Tim Kowols
The Gibraltar Vikings were able to give Newman Catholic their first tastes of a deficit this season but ultimately fell to the Cardinals 68-34 on 105.1 The Viking. The Cardinals and the Vikings traded scores in the first quarter with touchdown runs by Alex Laughlin and Trevor Reinhardt giving Gibraltar 8-7 and 14-13 leads early. Newman Catholic would never trail again after scoring four straight touchdowns, highlighted by a pick-six by Kasey Kaliface near the end of the second quarter. Gibraltar and Newman Catholic would trades scores to open the third quarter with Laughlin reaching the end zone once and jumpstarting a trick play that ended with a 50-plus yard passing touchdown from Luke Steebs to Reinhardt. The Fighting Cardinals would go on another run with Kaliface scoring two of his five offensive touchdowns and quarterback Ben Bates rushing for a third. Laughlin would close the scoring with a touchdown through the air from Reinhardt. The game gives the Vikings their first loss on the season while the Fighting Cardinals have yet to lose since joining 8-man football last year. Gibraltar heads back on the road on Friday when they travel to face Oakfield in a second straight non-conference tilt. The game will once again be on 105.1 The Viking beginning at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff coming at 7 p.m.
You can see a portion of the game in the video below.