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Playoffs begin with victory for Vikings

The Coquitlam Raiders began their playoff push on a high note, defeating the South Delta Rams 17-16 at Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre Park on Saturday.  The team is expected to play the Coquitlam Vikings in the finals next weekend.  - ELAINE FLEURY PHOTO
The Coquitlam Raiders began their playoff push on a high note, defeating the South Delta Rams 17-16 at Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre Park on Saturday. The team is expected to play the Coquitlam Vikings in the finals next weekend.
— image credit: ELAINE FLEURY PHOTO

The Coquitlam Vikings continued its dominance into the first game of the Vancouver Mainland Minor Football post-season against the North Surrey Eagles on Saturday at Percy Perry Stadium.

The first touchdown of the game came off the opening punt, which was run back by Viking kick-returner Nic Greene, who carried the ball all the way back to the Eagle’s end zone. A safety late in the second quarter made it 8-0 for the Coquitlam club at the half.

Coquitlam kept up its offensive in the third quarter, when Mos Hassan jumped on a ball and dove into the end zone for a touchdown early in the half. Hassan tied teammate Xavion Fleary for most runs in the game.

In the same quarter, Ken Fuoco and Brendan Dieno both recovered Surrey fumbles, while Greene had an interception.

When the dust finally settled in the fourth quarter, Coquitlam walked away with a commanding 32-0 victory over Surrey. The club will now take on cross-town rivals the Coquitlam Raiders next weekend.

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