Seth Lazenby races to the end zone at the end of this long TD pass play Friday vs. Charles City.

For most of three quarters during Friday’s varsity Homecoming Game, the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings had victory within reach. A long TD pass from QB Blake Bohnsack to Seth Lazenby and kickoff return for a TD by Jose Wilson kept the Vikings close. They were down to Charles City by just two, 15-13, with three minutes remaining in the third quarter.

But the Comets scored twice in the next four minutes, and eventually took a 36-13 lead, before a late Viking TD made the final score 36-20.

The Vikings are now 1-5 on the season, with three games left to play. They travel to Independence this Friday, then host undefeated Xavier on Oct. 13. The season finale is Oct. 20, at Benton.

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