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October 26, 2013

Vikings enjoy season finale victory

DANVILLE — Pictures, hugs and a few tears was the theme for Danville season-finale against Urbana at Ned Whitesell Field.

And all three of them came after the Vikings posted a 41-32 victory over the Tigers in a Big 12 Conference contest.

"This is the best feeling ever,'' said Danville senior lineman Kendrick Davis. "I don't want to leave this field. This is my team. This is my home. These are my brothers. I love them all.

"This was the best game. This was the most fun that we had all year. It was a great game all-around. We are so close as a team, we wanted to end the year with a victory.''

Danville secured the season-ending victory with a good old fashion ground attack against Urbana.

Sophomore running back Kaleb McLain ran for a career-best 232 yards on 26 carries and senior quarterback Trent Sherfield, showing no ill-effects from an ankle injury suffered three weeks ago, wound up with 149 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

"This was a good victory,'' Danville coach B.J. Luke said. "The kids played hard and I'm really pleased with the way they finished this season.

"It was a fun game. The kids had fun and it was important game. This is us and Urbana, it's a Big 12 Conference football game. Our kids showed some pride.''

The theme all week for the Vikings was to send their nine seniors out with a win and that fact wasn't lost on McLain.

"We came out with a positive mindset, because of Trent and Butter (Chris Collier),'' McLain said. "We are going to miss those guys. There is no one that can replace those guys. We had a good team and good season, we just have to get ready for next year.

"Trent and Butter got into my head before the game. They told me to keep cranking it. They told me to keep going, so I have to listen to my senior leaders.''

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