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  Thurston County Vikings (1974 - 76)

 

Years of Operation: 1975 - 1976

 

Overall Record:  9-9

 

First Game: Oct 1, 1974 vs Pacific Lutheran JV's

 

First Win: Sept 7, 1975 vs Snohomish Co. Ramblers

 

Final Game: Oct 23, 1976 vs Seattle Titans

 

League Affiliation:  

Independent (1974)

Northwest International Football League (1975-76)

 

 

Team Headquarters: Olympia, WA

Owner:

 

General Manager:

 

Coaches: Fran Luhtala (HC)

 

Home Field(s): Ingersoll, Hoquiam, Shelton, Tumwater, Yelm, North Thurston HS

Titles Won

None

 

 

 

Key Players

Jerry Kelly, Steve Luhtala, Gary Jones, Dave Greenwood, Tom Yotty, Ken Stevenson, Dave Lapp, Bob Martin (former UW and Green Bay Packer), Steve Castro, Mark Snorteland (Colorado State), Doug Makaiwi, Monroe Brown, Marion Berger, Gary Baxter.

 

Jim Johnson and Alan Ketter set then NIFL records with 3 INT's each against the Whatcom County Lakers.

 

The Vikings started the 1975 Northwest International League season with a promising 4 game win streak before closing out with 3 straight losses. 

 

In 1976 they finished 5-5 with a win over the Seattle Titans in the regular season finale.  The players voted to forego the playoff game against the unbeaten Pierce County Bengals, a team the Vikings had lost to three times in the past two years.  The Vikings folded after the season with a 9-8 record over 2 seasons in the NWIFL.

 

1974 Schedule/Results (4-2):

 
Oct 1 - Pacific Lutheran JV's 12-15
Nov 11 - Pacific Lutheran JV's  
   
   
   
1975 Schedule/Results (4-3):  
Sept 7 - Snohomish County Ramblers

14-8

Sept 18 - Whatcom County Lakers 33-6
Sept  20 - Seattle Titans 22-15
Sept  27 - Seattle Cavaliers 31-20
Oct 4 - Burien Flyers 0-25
Oct 11 - Skagit Valley Raiders 8-14
Oct 18 - Pierce County Bengals 0-54
   
1976 Schedule/Results (5-5):  
Aug 21 - Whatcom County Lakers 46-0
Aug 28 - Burien Flyers 12-21
Sept 4 - Pierce County Bengals 20-31
Sept 11 - Skagit Valley Raiders 41-12
Sept 18 - Seattle Titans 29-10
Sept 25 - Snohomish County Ramblers 69-13
Oct 2 - Seattle Cavaliers 6-25
Oct 9 - Burien Flyers 18-28
Oct 16 - Pierce County Bengals 7-29
Oct 23 - Seattle Titans 9-0
Oct 30 - Pierce County Bengals * L FFT
   
* NIFL Playoffs  
   

 

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