classic SuburbanHill-Murray airs it out in victory over North St. Paul
HILL-MURRAY 27, NORTH ST. PAUL 7: The Pioneers jumped out to a 24-0 lead and never looked back in a victory over the Polars on Friday night in Classic Suburban Conference play. The rushing totals for the teams were fairly comparable, but it was in the air that the game was won, as the Pioneers threw for 153 yards compared to 3 for North St. Paul. Hill-Murray running back Dusty Krueger ran for two touchdowns, and quarterback Brennan LaFeber threw for one and chipped in a pair of field goals as well.
SIMLEY 20, TARTAN 15: Jake Short led the offensive attack for the Spartans, rushing 12 times for 135 yards, and Nick Wanzek added 17 carries for 97 yards in a come-from-behind victory over the Titans.
MONTICELLO 38, BUFFALO 23: Jake Olson ran 16 times for 212 yards (averaging 13.3 yards per carry) and three touchdowns for the Magic. Four Monticello points came off safeties, as the Bison twice had punt snaps go through the end zone. Buffalo scored 16 points in the fourth quarter.
SPRING LAKE PARK 16, BENILDE-ST. MARGARET'S 0: It was all Panthers all evening as Spring Lake Park cruised to a shutout victory over the Red Knights. Spring Lake Park dominated the line of scrimmage, rushing for 256 yards (4.6 per carry) to Benilde-St. Margaret's 26 (1.2). Benilde-St. Margaret's tried to compensate by going to the air, but Spring Lake Park slowed that down with two interceptions. Jacob Ojile had 4 1/2 sacks for Spring Lake Park. Eli Ejiya rushed 18 times for 92 yards and accounted for the game's lone touchdown.
OSSEO 26, MAPLE GROVE 20: Osseo upended cross-city rival Maple Grove, dealing the Crimson its first loss of the young season.
STILLWATER 28, WHITE BEAR LAKE 19: Stillwater used a 21-point fourth quarter to upend conference rival White Bear Lake. The Ponies were propelled by three touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, with a 53-yard gallop by quarterback Nate Ricci sandwiched between a pair of TD runs by Nick Anderson. Ricci opened the scoring by throwing a 14-yard touchdown pass to Joey Quinn.
CONCORDIA 20, MINNEHAHA ACADEMY 17: The Beacons prevailed on the strength of a 14-point fourth quarter to come from behind on the road against the Redhawks. Baeza Tensaie accounted for two of Concordia's three second-half scores, scoring on runs of 2 and 10 yards. Minnehaha Academy jumped out to an early 10-point lead, as Alec Chamberlain scored from 4 yards out before Alex Katz connected for a 29-yard field goal.
NEW LIFE ACADEMY 41, ST. PAUL ACADEMY 14: New Life Academy's defense kept the Spartans off the board in the second half, while the offense kept piling on points. Matt Michaud ran in three scores.
ST. CROIX LUTHERAN 56, BLAKE 20: The Crusaders haven't lost since the calendar read 2010, and that streak continued after they piled up 595 rushing yards against the Bears. Running back Jackson Goplen rushed for three touchdowns, with each one totalling at least 47 yards from scrimmage. Six players scored touchdowns in all for St. Croix Lutheran.
HUTCHINSON 35, GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE 13: The Tigers cruised to their second big victory in as many weeks, moving to 2-0 by defeating conference foe Glencoe-Silver Lake. McKinley Anderson accounted for three of the touchdowns, each from 1 yard out, as Hutchinson took a 21-point lead into halftime and coasted past the Panthers from there.
EDEN PRAIRIE 34, ROSEMOUNT 7: The Irish were no match for the top-seeded Eagles in nonconference action, as Eden Prairie cruised to its second victory of 25-plus points while winning the time-of-possession battle by a nearly two-to-one margin. Four players accounted for five Eden Prairie touchdowns on the evening, with Jake Woodring rushing for the Eagles' first and last TDs.
TOTINO-GRACE 15, EDINA 12: The Eagles prevailed over the Hornets by scoring first and last. Kai Barber plunged in from 1 yard out with 3:44 remaining as Totino-Grace improved to 2-0.