Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Vikings, Rams Face Off.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

* Finale for both teams to determine who gets a playoff game at home

It's a regular-season game, not so cleverly disguised as a playoff game.

Minus the pomp and circumstance that tends to accompany postseason games, Valley High School tonight faces a must-win situation when the Vikings entertain Rio Rancho in both teams' District 1AAAAA finale at Milne Stadium.

Kickoff is 7 p.m., and at stake is the district championship.

"It's a good feeling, because we got a reprieve," said Valley coach Vince Collins. "When we lost to Cibola (24-20 two weeks ago), the kids were pretty dejected. We thought (we lost) our opportunity to win the district. …

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