For a Viking football team that had yet to play a close game – their previous six had all been decided by at least three scores – Friday’s game against DeKalb was riveting throughout.

The Barons came out on top, defeating Huntington North 50-49. The Vikings (2-4, 1-3 NE8) seemed to have the game easily in hand at times throughout, but the Barons’ furious comeback gave them the eventual victory at Kriegbaum Field’s final homecoming game.