The Frankenmuth Eagles opened Tri-Valley 8 conference action by defeating the Swan Valley Vikings by a 47 – 20 score. On the opening possession of the game, the Vikings were forced to punt and Sam Barger returned it 59 yards for a touchdown and Travis Brenner added the PAT.
At the 7:38 mark of the 1st quarter, Cole Jankowski connected with Hunter Leddy on a 30 yard TD pass and the Eagles lead 14 – 0. On the ensuing Vikings possession, Dayne Reif intercepted a Colton Klein pass and returned it 26 yards for a TD. Swan Valley got on the scoreboard at the 3:43 mark of the 1st quarter on a 10 yard run but the Eagles countered when Jankowski scored with 48 seconds remaining and Frankenmuth had a 27 – 7 lead after the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter, the Vikings mounted a drive but Floyd Atwood intercepted a pass to stop that drive.
The Eagles followed with Jankowski scoring from 14 yards out and the Eagles lead 34 – 7 at the half. Midway through the 3rd quarter, the Vikings added a score on a 10 yard TD pass from Klein to Kackmeister. The Eagles defense stopped the Vikings on their 1 yard line and two plays later, Cole Lindow dashed 97 yards for a touchdown and the Eagles lead 40 – 13.
The Eagles defense forced a Vikings punt and at the 8:36 mark, Barger scored on a 81 yard run. Swan Valley added a score late in the game for the 47 – 20 final score. Frankenmuth had 423 yards of offense with Barger rushing for 143 yards and Lindow with 124 yards. Jankowski was 5 of 10 passing for 106 yards. Dalton DeBeau led the defense with 9 tackles. Brendon Marker and Drew Titsworth each recovered a fumble. The Eagles travel to Birch Run next week.