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The Time Is Now for the Bigfork Vikings

"Coming into this season there were high expectations and we all knew that and we knew we could take on the challenge of being one of the best teams in the state," said Senior Forward Christian Evans.

The Bigfork Vikings certainly answered that challenge as they stormed through the regular season with a perfect 20-0 record. They're led by the high flying Christian Evans but have a slew of players that make this team tough to beat.

"You know I think it's a lot of mixing it up, when Christian isn't on we have guys who can shoot from outside.  We just mix it up and give it to whoever is feeling good that night I guess," said Junior Point Guard Isaac Martel.

The Vikings are led by Bigfork alum Josh Downey, he's been a coach on a lot of teams in the prep and college ranks but says this squad is special.

"This team, and I tell them all the time, is as good as any team I have ever had even though this is the smallest school I've ever been at and they are playing like it and living up to it too," said Vikings Head Coach Josh Downey.

The Class B Divisional tournament starts Wednesday in Hamilton. The Vikings will look to win that and then do something that hasn't been done before in school history, put up a state championship banner.

"You know I have had my kids look up at the wall over there and tell them let's put a something up there and they're motivated and want to hang a banner up there," said Downey.

"That would be awesome, first time ever with a coach that has played here, that would be so awesome and we have worked so hard and we have the team to do it," said Junior Josh Sandry.

"At the end of the day that is our goal to win state, so if we could get one of those that would be an accomplishment we could remember for the rest of our lives," said Evans.

As magical as Bigfork's season has been to this point that won't mean anything once they tip off against Mission tomorrow, but that's fine with them, they've played the whole year with the motto you're only as good as your next game.

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