Vikings Thump Kings to Move to 3-0


MOSSYROCK — With scores, yards, and tackles from a variety of sources, the Mossyrock football team handled Muckleshoot Tribal at home Thursday, 58-16, to stay unbeaten on the year. 

The Vikings (3-0), peppered with experience across the board, have been going week-by-week so far this season to great results. 

“We felt good about it,” Vikings coach Eric Ollikainen said of the win. “It’s a 1-0 mentality, each week is a new season, that’s how we work with it. Our record now is what it is, but on Monday it's 0-0, that's the mentality we have every week.”

Thursday night, the scores came in bunches. 

Before the Mossyrock offense even took the field they held a two touchdown lead, thanks to Easton Kolb and Hunter Isom, who took two interceptions to the house in the first quarter. 

When the Vikings finally did field an offense midway through the first, Easton Kolb connected with Zack Munoz for a third score, and later found brother Keegan Kolb to take a commanding four touchdown lead with them into the second quarter. 

Mossyrock hit the running clock against the Kings (1-2) at the nine minute mark of the second quarter, up 40-0. 

“I give all the credit to the kids, the kids have worked really hard over the offseason and put the time in over the summer,” Ollikainen said. “It's my program but their team, they decided to put in the work and it's showing.”

Easton Kolb finished with 66 passing yards on an efficient 6 for 7 passing with three touchdowns through the air and one on the ground. Sage Greisen added 45 rushing yards and a score, and was the anchor of the Vikings defense that didn’t surrender a score until the second half, when subs took the field. 

“He’s having a great season,” Ollikainen said of Greisen. “He means a ton, he’s the heart of the team right now. He’s a great leader and a great high school football player.”

The Vikings will look to keep it rolling against Sound Christian next week.