In football championship action, the Fagaitua Vikings rallied from being down 28-8 late in the 2nd quarter to a commanding 38-28 victory earning their 3rd straight ASHAA Championship Title.
Head Coach for the Vikings Pooch Taase joined us post game and talked about how he motivated his team when they were struggling early in the game:
Late in the second half, Vito Kitonia came in for Raemos Fano at Quarterback and put some points up that changed the momentum.
The second half saw Vikings offense in the shape of the 3 back set with Fano under center going to a ground and pound routine that lead to more touchdowns for the Vikings that the shutout the warriors.
Head Coach Pooch told us that he picked up on Tafuna’s weakness against the run from watching the Wildcats beat the Warriors earlier in the season.
This was the last game for many seniors on both teams, particularly Vikings stars like Raemos Fano and Bluesman Taala.
The final score was Vikings 38 to Warriors 28.
Congrats to the Vikings on pulling off the 3-peat and kudos to all the coaches and athletes across American Samoa for another great Football Season.