Late Purgolder Score Spoils Viking Junior Varsity Home Opener

Madison East19, Janesville Parker 18, at Parker High School on Thursday, September 1, 2016


The Parker Junior Varsity held a 18-13 lead until the 3:05 mark of the fourth quarter. East had a 63 yard touchdown drive to win the game on a 2 yard run with 3:05 left in the game.

The Vikings had taken a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a short run. In the second quarter East scored on a 2 yard pass play to to tie the game at 6-6. With 2:29 left in the first half Parker scored on a 1 yard run to take a 12-6 halftime lead.

In the third quarter the East Purgolders picked up a Parker fumble and returned the ball 25 yards to tie the game at 12-12. East's X-tra point kick gave the visitors the lead 13-12.

The Vikings had a fourth quarter drive that resulted in a 6 yard run for a TD. That made the score 18-13. However East's late fourth quarter drive led to the winning score.

The JV team will play their next game at Parker on Tursday, September 8 at 5:00 PM against the Cardinals from Sun Prairie.