By Carl Holcomb
The Vikings were the last team standing in the way of perfection and East Hardy muscled past Class AA Petersburg to remain undefeated in the regular season for the third time in school history with a 37-16 victory last Friday.
The Cougars (10-0) return to the Class A state football playoffs with back-to-back perfect seasons with the goal to return to Wheeling Island for a third consecutive year.
“I think it was pretty apparent that we had some just going through the motions to finish the season. It was understandable, because we had a huge win last week and had home field advantage locked up. They’re kids and it’s hard to get up for a game every single week. It is nice to see we can play like that and still come away with a win,” East Hardy Coach Chad Williams commented.