VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com)- Last season VCSU came into fall camp with a new offensive coordinator while still waiting for the final winner of a tight battle for the starting quarterback position.
Now with a full year of coach Erik Matth’s offense and every player including starting quarterback Jalen Pfeifer a year older, The Viking’s offense has set the bar high this season.
Valley City State finished strong to earn a .500 mark in 2017. They ranked 3rd in The North Star in points per game and 4th in offensive yards per game. Injuries on the line and to receivers like Zach Schmidt and Ty Howell had some negative ranficiations on the offensive output.
NSAA all conference receiver Jake Peterson felt the injuries they battled emphasized the importance of everyone having a thorough understanding of the offense and that’s something that will only make them better
The Vikings were 2nd behind Waldorf in rushing yards per game with 192.4 while finishing 3rd with rushing touchdowns collecting 20. Louis Quinones led the team in rushing earning 1st team all conference honors. He gained 943 yards on 116 carries with 13 touchdowns. Quinones says the offense has come into the early days of camp knowing the expectations
The Vikings open the season on the road August 25th in Jamestown. All VCSU football games can be heard on KOVC 1490 AM-96.3 FM and NewsDakota.com
Interview with Jake Peterson
Interview with Louis Quinones
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