Austria’s Vienna Vikings Dominate Aix-en-Provence Argonautes in BIG6 Opener In France

The Vienna Vikings silenced any critics they might possibly have in a dominant display against France’s Aix-en-Provence Argonautes in France on the weekend whipping the French squad 42-0 in the opening game of the Big6 tournament.

With starting quarterback Alexander Thury sidelined, Bernhard Seikovits stepped into the role with ease and guided a Vikings offense that was running smoothly. He found wide receiver Marian Deininger for a 7-0 first quarter lead and then Vienna’s defense stepped up.

Defensive back Luis Horvath picked off a Ryan Perrilloux pass and took it all the way for a touchdown giving the Vikings a 14-0 lead.

But then Vienna exploded for three touchdowns in the third quarter with receiver Maurice Wappl hauling in a Seikovits  pass to extend the lead to 21-0. Then defensive back Maximilian Zangl scooped up a fumble and returned it to the end zone for a 28-0 lead.

The Vikings defense continued to shine as defensive back Christoph Gombkötö picked off another pass for a touchdown. And then the offense got back into the act as running back Florian Maier rounded off the scoring with a touchdown of his own. Kicker Sebastian Daum was perfect on PATs, converting all six scores.

Vikings head coach Chris Calaycay:

“It was an amazing performance from our team and a step in the right direction for us. Exciting to see 3 TDs on defense and 6 turnovers. Our offense was more consistent and Bernhard Seikovits played his first BIG6 game ever. Thanks to our fans that traveled with us. It was an awesome experience for our football team here in France.“

Link to original article by Kevin Fuchs on the Vienna Vikings website.

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