Vikings victorious

Pleasant Valley High football team wins state title; parade scheduled to celebrate the win

The Pleasant Valley High School football team won the state Division 4-A championship last Saturday (Dec. 17) with a dramatic 50-49 overtime victory against Long Beach-based St. Anthony High School.

The Vikings, who went 11-3 in the regular season, secured the title with a 2-point conversion in overtime at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach.

A Viking Victory Parade featuring PV players, cheerleaders and coaches was scheduled to take place in downtown Chico on Wednesday afternoon, after the CN&R went to press. The procession and a ceremony at Chico City Plaza, scheduled immediately after the parade, were sponsored by the city of Chico, Chico Unified School District, Chico Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Chico Business Association.