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SEASON OPENER: Drake vs Grand View

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The long wait ends. College football begins.

Drake and Grand View played for Des Moines bragging rights Thursday night in front of 5,000 fans on a sizzling night at Drake Stadium.

It’s not really a rivalry until the Vikings beat the Bulldogs.

It took just 40 seconds for Grand View to open their account. Going deep, Derek Fulton hooked up with Brady Roland for 70 yards on the TD, 7-0.

Early in the second quarter, Dorian Balentine found the big man John Gifford for the TD, 14-3.

The Vikings hung on for the victory. It’s their first win in the series, 21-16. Now, it's a rivalry.