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The 1984 Vanden Viking Championship team consisted of 33 players, 3 coaches, and 3 captains. The Viking squad of name takers went 12-0 winning their Sac-Joaquin Section and SCAL league, and were ranked #2 in the state of California by Cal-Hi Sports. The linebacker trio known as "The Orient Express" led the charge to hold opposing teams to 132 total points between them during the 12-game season. The trench crew averaged 186 lbs. The heaviest player on the 1984 Vanden football team was the fullback at 204 lbs. The Vikings offensive trenchers used movie-character names to confuse defenses, giving the offense an edge when the ball was hiked.


[ The Undefeated 1984 Vanden Viking Football Team ]


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Against the Ropes column by Jim Mc Kay

1984 Undefeated 12-0 SCAL and Sac-Joaquin Section Champions Vanden Vikings Football Team, ranked #2 in California by Cal Hi Sports


- Click the images below to see a larger view of Game #10 against Oak Ridge in the first round of the playoffs in 1984 -

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"We Took Names - The Time of Vikings, Friends and Family"

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