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Last weekend marked a unique record for the Petersburg High School Vikings as they, once again, beat out the Moorefield Yellow Jackets to keep their grasp on the “Little Brown Jug.”
The “Little Brown Jug” is a trophy that is passed annually by Summit Community Bank to the winners of the seasonal match-up between the Yellow Jackets and the Vikings. The teams are regarded as local rivals.
Following the victory, Viking coach and PHS athletic director Kevin Board said it was the first time in school history that the Vikings have beaten Moorefield three years in a row.
The game was a very strong showing for the Vikings, who won the game 40-13.
This is the fourth time in the 2018 season that the Vikings have had the scoreboard top out over 40 to pick up a win.
Earlier this season they beat Philip Barbour High School 41-0, Pendleton County High School 43-35 and in their first game of the season they beat Berkeley Springs High School 43-6.
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The Petersburg High School Vikings traveled to Frankfort last week to face off against the Frankfort Falcons on their home turf.
The game proved a struggle for the Vikings, who ultimately were unable to hold back the Falcons. The Vikings lost the game by 28 points.
This loss was the second for the Vikings in their 2018 season, who had previously picked up a loss against Weir High School, 25-15, on September 28.
Overall, this sets the Vikings at a 4-2 record for the season with three more games left on the regular schedule.
The team has picked up wins against Berkeley Springs High School (43-6), Pendleton County (43-35),
Hampshire High School (35-28) and Philip Barbour High School (41-0).
The team will take on three more local rivals before the season is out, including the Moorefield High School Yellow Jackets this Friday, the Tucker County Mountain Lions at home on Oct. 26 and East Hardy High School Cougars on Nov. 2.
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The Petersburg High School Marching Vikings attended the Mountain State Forest Festival in Elkins, Oct. 6.
The Marching Vikings placed first in their division in the grand feature parade. The PHS colorguard also placed first in the parade in their division.
The Marching Vikings then placed first in their division in the field show competition. The PHS drumline also placed first in their division in field show competition.