Viking football hopes to hang on to SAA title

Evan Sale, Campus Carrier Sports Editor

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The men’s football team is looking to fend off the Centre College Colonels in a game that may determine who wins the conference. Both the Vikings and the Colonels have a record of 3-0 and a conference record of 1-0.

Undefeated Berry and Centre College football teams meet Saturday at 6 p.m. to determine whos winning record will stand. Both teams are 3-0 and remain undefeated in the SAA conference. Both teams look to remain undefeated, but the Colonels will also be seeking revenge. The Vikings beat them out of the conference championship last season. Berry and Centre have built up a strong rivalry that will continue this weekend. 

“They’re coming with their best team because they lost the conference to us last year, and we’re coming with our best team to fend them off.” Sophomore offensive line Jacob Bishop said. “They are planning on coming with a lot of intensity, and were going to match that intensity.”

Adding to the intensity of this game, the Colonels are bringing the SAA defensive player of the week, senior linebacker Andrew Busby. On the other hand, the Vikings have the SAA offensive player of the week, Sophomore receiver Mason Kinsey. The Colonels defense gives up an average of 22.0 points per game, while the Vikings offense scores on average 30.7 points per game. On paper, the match-up looks like it is going to be a close one.

“We are preparing for this game just like it’s another game.” sophomore running back Jacob Collins said. “We are ready to go. The scout team is playing just like Centre, preparing us for the defense and offense that they run. The winner of this game will win the conference.” 

Either team that wins on Saturday will continue the undefeated record in both conference and non-conference play, and the winning team will control their future in the conference rankings.

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