MAPLE GROVE 31, BLAINE 7
Maple Grove rolled to victory at Blaine behind junior running back Clark Wieneke’s 181 yards and four touchdowns. Wieneke’s older brother, Jake, a Star Tribune All-Metro first-team selection at receiver last season and now a redshirt freshman at South Dakota State, attended his brother’s big game. “It’s great for him to be here because he’s always supported me and I love him,” Clark said.
Key of the game: Two quick strikes in the middle of the game helped establish Maple Grove’s dominance. A three-play, 81-yard drive ended with a 6-yard score from Wieneke just before halftime and gave the Crimson a 19-0 advantage. His third touchdown concluded a two-play, 42-yard drive in the third quarter and made the score 25-0.
Quote: “Your brother said he had four touchdowns against Centennial so you didn’t set a family record.” — a Maple Grove assistant coach to the younger Wieneke after the game.
One thing to know: Maple Grove’s defense scored a touchdown and flirted with a shutout against the Bengals’ no-huddle offense. Defensive end Theo Frier returned an interception 43 yards for a first-quarter touchdown. Blaine was held scoreless until late in the third quarter.
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|Chicago WSox - LP: J. Guerra||2||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: B. Shaw||3|
|Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano||3||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||6|
|Miami - LP: B. Hand||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom||9|
|Washington - WP: T. Roark||10||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick||3|
|Toronto - LP: R. Dickey||0||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: D. Price||3|
|St. Louis - LP: C. Martinez||2||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta||11|
|Boston - WP: C. Buchholz||11||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: B. Peacock||0|
|Detroit - LP: J. Verlander||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||5|
|Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran||10||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood||7|
|LA Angels - WP: T. Skaggs||10||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: S. Baker||7|
|Arizona - LP: V. Nuno||4||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner||8|
|San Diego - LP: T. Ross||0||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu||1|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes||13||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: B. Anderson||5|
|Oakland - WP: S. Gray||4||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: C. Young||1|
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