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Vikings great in switch to eight

Won nine games in first eight-man football season

10:53 PM, Nov. 12, 2013
Gibraltar coach Pat Keehan talks with his players during a game against Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran.
Gibraltar coach Pat Keehan talks with his players during a game against Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran.
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Gibraltar High School's switch to eight-man football proved to be a big hit.

The Vikings had a season to remember, as they finished their inaugural eight-man campaign earlier this month with a school-record nine wins and just one loss. They beat Luck, 46-38, in the postseason Jamboree for what was essentially third place in the state.

For a football program that struggled year after year in the traditional 11-man sport, Vikings coach Pat Keehan said the team's success this season helped boost player morale, school spirit and community pride. The Vikings finished 1-7 in 2012 and had only one ...

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