The Decorah freshman team finished the season with a 6-3 record after Friday’s 35-14 victory over the Independence Mustangs.

“This was a very strong performance by the whole team and a nice way to conclude the freshman season,” said coach Scott Pierce. “We saw lots of improvement in numerous players.”

The Vikings took a commanding 21-0 lead after the first quarter. The offense was ignited by a Joseph Bockman seven-yard carry to the end zone, followed by a Trysten Finholt 15-yard reception from Keenan Tyler. Brody Young tacked on a third score on a three-yard plunge over the goal line.

Decorah added two more scores in the game — a reception and a carry both by Bockman to finish with a 35-14 win.

Keenan passed for 107 yards, completing 3-for-3 with two TDs. Bockman wrapped up the night with two of those receptions for 92 yards to go with five carries for another 48 yards and three total scores. Young carried the pigskin seven times for 42 yards with Dane Frieden rushing 10 times for 37 yards.

Defensively, the Vikings were strong. Tyler tallied three solo tackles and five assists. Finholt also made his presence felt earning two solo and seven assisted tackles. Joseph Hjelle brought down one solo and one assisted tackles, to go with a trio of sacks. Mason Hill also had a sack, while Austin Wilkins had an interception.