ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) — Guilford denied Belvidere North a chance to share the NIC-10 championship Friday night by defeating the Blue Thunder 14-7.

The Vikings defense came up with four takeaways in the first half. It recovered two fumbles, and it had two interceptions.

The Vikings and the Blue Thunder finish the regular season with 7-2 records. They tied Hononegah for second place in the conference, one game behind Boylan.

Guilford is headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. That was also the last time the Vikings captured seven wins in the regular season.

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