Maple Grove • football
The passes the 6-3 senior QB was throwing Thursday against Osseo looked good. Problem was, for the first 15 minutes, they were landing in the wrong hands.
But Davison recovered from two early interceptions and showed why he was selected as the QB on the Star Tribune Preseason Dream Team. He completed 11 of 22 passes for 166 yards and a TD and rushed 25 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns as Maple Grove rallied from a 13-0 deficit — one Davison helped create — to defeat archrival Osseo 23-13.
It’s the first time since 2009 that Maple Grove has defeated Osseo on the field (it won by forfeit due to an ineligible player in 2012).
“He struggled early, but it was a great growing game for him because he had to say ‘Hey, it’s me. I have to get this thing back’ and he did,” coach Matt Lombardi said. “Brad is a great player, a three-year starter for us, and he showed a lot of leadership.”
While Davison’s arm never has been in question, it was his legs that made the difference in the game. On designed runs and improvised scrambles, he opened eyes with his ability pick up yards in chunks, including a 46-yard game-clinching TD run in the fourth quarter.
“We’ve got two really good runners,” Lombardi said. “We’ve got [RB Ryan] Hanscome. And we’ve got Brad.”
Wayzata • volleyball
The senior outside hitter had 17 kills in a 3-0 victory over St. Michael Albertville and 18 kills and 15 digs in a five-set victory over Lakeville North. Berg reached 1,000 career kills in the latter victory.
Edina • football
The Hornets pulled away from Andover in the fourth quarter for a 23-14 victory with Boltmann, a senior QB/DB, leading the way. He rushed for 103 yards and a TD, passed for 120 yards, made five tackles and intercepted a pass.
Heritage Christian • volleyball
Who says school size matters? The 6-3 senior middle hitter had 27 kills and digs as Heritage Christian, ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, outlasted Class 3A Centennial 19-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 15-9.
Simley • volleyball
The Spartans started 2-0 on the season thanks to the play of Scheffley, a senior outside hitter. In victories of Park of Cottage Grove and Legacy Christian, she had 25 kills with a hitting percentage over .500 and added 29 digs.
Waconia • football
The senior captain kept the Waconia offense moving and carried the Wildcats to a 35-8 victory over Irondale in their season opener. A 5-8, 175-pound running back, Schultz lugged the ball 40 times for 189 yards and scored four touchdowns.
Hill-Murray • volleyball
The Pioneers’ losses to graduation may not be that severe after all. Westby, a junior outside hitter, stepped up to lead them to four victories in six matches. Overall, Westby had 60 kills and three blocks.
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