FARGO – The Kindred Vikings avenged their only regular-season loss and derailed Hillsboro-Central Valley’s quest for the Class 11B title in Fargo on Friday, Nov. 12.
Quarterback Max McQuillan passed for 185 yards and tossed two touchdowns to lead the Vikings over the top-seeded Burros 37-14 in the state title game in the Fargodome.
The victory allowed the Vikings to erase the memory of a 26-20 loss to the Burros in August and gave Kindred its first state football championship in the school’s history.
The Burros trailed 13-0 at halftime in the Class 11B matchup and fell behind 34-0 before rallying for a pair of touchdowns behind running back Jace Leshuk’s 17-yard scoring run and a 48-yard pick six by linebacker Peter Dryburgh late in last Friday’s contest.
The appearance in the state title game by head coach Scott Olsen and Hillsboro-Central Valley marked the fourth time in the past five years that the Burros have played in the Dakota Bowl.
The Burros won the Class A championship in 2017 and the Class 2A title in 2019.
A complete recap and photos from last Friday’s game can be found on Pages 8-9 of today’s paper.