Buffalo • football
With a father who is his team’s head coach and a former Vikings quarterback sophomore Aidan Bouman shoulders expectations every time he takes the field. It appears as if he’s living up to them, and then some.
Bouman passed for 432 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-41 shootout victory Friday over Chisago Lakes. His big game propelled him into the state lead in total passing yards. Through seven games, Bouman has thrown for 1,813 yards and 15 touchdowns. Perhaps more importantly, the victory assured the Bison of their first .500 regular-season record since 2009.
“We’re definitely making the turnaround and moving up,” he said. “That last few years have been a struggle, but we’re excited for the future.”
Bouman says his father, Todd, is the best tutor a young quarterback could want.
“It’s a huge help with my development,” he said. “It’s awesome.”
It there one thing he does better than his accomplished dad?
“I’m not as athletic as he was at this age,” Bouman said before pausing. “But I’m smarter,” he laughed.
Norwood Young America • volleyball
The Raiders (24-2) are having one of the best seasons in team history, led by Fox, a senior middle hitter. Last week she had 16 kills and five blocks in a victory over Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, and 16 kills and four blocks in a victory over Sibley East.
Monticello • soccer
The Magic won three times in the Class 1A, Section 6 playoffs and advanced to the championship game. Frandsen, a sophomore midfielder, was the offensive catalyst by scoring nine goals, giving her 26 on the season.
St. Anthony • football
The Huskies improved to 5-2 by outscoring Columbia Heights 49-46. Johnson, a senior quarterback, completed 29 of 40 passes for 440 yards and six touchdowns. In his last three games, Johnson has passed for 1,058 yards and 15 TDs.
Spectrum • football
One week after setting a team record with 319 yards rushing, the junior running back led Spectrum, a charter school in Elk River, to its seventh consecutive victory by rushing for 264 yards and three touchdowns in a 60-20 rout of Concordia Academy.
Wayzata • swimming
The sophomore had first-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley, and also as a member of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays, helping the Trojans to championship of the Class 2A, Section 5 True Team meet.
Buffalo • volleyball
The 6-3 outside hitter had 14 kills as the Bison beat Princeton 3-0 and pounded out 37 kills in a five-set thriller over Waconia. Zumach, who has verbally committed to Creighton, is second in the metro with 409 kills.
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