Mark Wilf Addresses Participants

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 11, 2009 – 2:01 pm

The tournament has moved into the single-elimination stage, with the Vikings team qualifying as the #5 seed. They will face the #4 seeded Saints team in a little bit.

Prior to the single-elimination format beginning, Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf arrived at Winter Park and addressed the young athletes. Wilf thanked the athletes and their coaches for their participation and example. He also thanked the National Guard for their role in helping to put on the tournament.

After Wilf’s remarks, the National Guard presented the Vikings owner with a trophy, thanking him for his service to youth football. Following the trophy presentation, the National Guard presented the colors and sang the National Anthem.

The Dolphins were the top seeded team in the AFC and the Panthers were the #1 seed in the NFC. The championship game will likely begin around 4:00 p.m. CT.

We’ll have more updates for you later this afternoon.

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Skol Line Drum Line Auditions

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 11, 2009 – 11:06 am

Making the Vikings 53-man roster is an accomplishment 99.9% of us have no chance of realizing, but there are plenty of other ways to become a part of the Vikings team. One of those ways is to become a member of the Skol Line.

The Skol Line is a drum line started in 2008 to provide game-day entertainment for all Vikings home games. Typically, ensemble members come from a variety of backgrounds including former marching band and drum corps members, teachers, small business owners and various other professions. During home Vikings games, Skol Line performances take place 3-4 times on the field, and you can also find the Skol Line performing at Vikings events.

So, if you know how to play the drums and want to be on the field for Vikings games, here is your chance. Open auditions for the 2009 Skol Line will be held at the following Best Buy Musical Instruments store locations during these dates and times:

Tuesday, July 14th at Best Buy in Richfield from 4:00-6:00 PM
Tuesday, July 14th at Best Buy in Mall of America from 7:00-9:00 PM
Thursday, July 16th at Best Buy in Maple Grove from 4:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, July 16th at Best Buy in Roseville from 7:00-9:00 PM


If you’re interested in auditioning, please click here to read more details about audition regulations and requirements.

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7-on-7 in Photos

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 11, 2009 – 9:19 am

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress just finished speaking to the athletes here at Winter Park and we’ll have more on that later this morning.

But I wanted to point you to the HSPD’s blog, where the staff there has done a great job cataloguing the weekend via photos and blog entries. Check it all out by clicking here.

And be sure to continuing checking the Vikings Blog for more updates on the 7-on-7 tournament plus regular Vikings news and updates.

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Day 1 Results

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 11, 2009 – 8:19 am

Day 2 of the HSPD 7-on-7 National Tournament is nearly set to begin here at Winter Park. Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress is set to be a guest speaker this morning and rumor has it there may be another guest speaker here as well. We’ll keep you updated on that front.

We’ll continue to pass along results today, until I have to leave Winter Park in the early afternoon. But I can update the blog this evening with Day 2 results. There will be more round robin play this morning. Then, once the round robin play is completed, the teams will be seeded and the single elimination tournament will begin.

Here are the complete results from Day 1:

8:00 GAMES

Browns def. Broncos 24-14

Falcons def. Cardinals 14-7

Dolphins def. Colts 67-7

Panthers def. Giants 24-14


8:45 GAMES

Patriots def. Jets 24-14

Redskins def. Rams 35-28 OT

Ravens def.  Texans 40-27

Saints def. Vikings 24-21


9:30 GAMES

Jets def. Broncos 24-14

Cardinals def. Rams 41-10

Patriots def. Browns 17-14

Falcons def. Redskins 35-28


10:15 GAMES

Ravens def. Colts 41-24

Saints def. Giants 27-17

Dolphins def. Texans 41-24

Panthers def. Vikings 38-28


11:00 GAMES

Broncos def. Patriots 31-27

Redskins def. Cardinals 42-38

Jets def. Browns 48-21

Falcons def. Rams 55-45


11:45 GAMES

Texans def. Colts 34-7

Giants def. Vikings 35-34

Dolphins def. Ravens 55-28

Panthers def. Saints 34-31


12:30 GAMES

Ravens def. Patriots 31-28

Saints def. Redskins 17-7

Colts def. Browns 31-28

Giants def. Falcons 35-34


1:15 GAMES

Dolphins def. Broncos 31-24

Panthers def. Cardinals 41-31

Texans def. Jets 28-21

Vikings def. Rams 31-21


2:00 GAMES

Dolphins def. Browns 21-14

Panthers def. Falcons 21-14

Colts def. Broncos 38-28

Giants def. Cardinals 31-21


2:45 GAMES

Jets def. Ravens 38-24

Rams def. Saints 31-24

Texans def. Patriots 41-28

Redskins def. Vikings 41-14

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