ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE 21, ROGERS 7
Recap: A St. Michael-Albertville defense that was burned by Rogers 16 days ago was fired up for the rematch Friday, stifling the host Royals in a Class 5A, Section 6 final. Rogers (9-1) had defeated the Saints (9-1) 38-37 in overtime on this same field Oct. 16.
Key of the game: The Knights set the tone by stopping the Royals’ opening drive inside the 5-yard line, reclaiming the ball on downs after forcing an incomplete pass on fourth down. They got a rugged stop on fourth-and-1 midway through the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Quote: “Our heart was about twice as big tonight. We came here with some attitude tonight. We knew the better team lost last time and we knew we could hold them. We were hoping for a goose egg.” — St. Michael-Albertville senior linebacker Joe Kilian
One thing to know: The Saints are making their sixth state tournament appearance, but they will want to clean up their ball protection if they’re to advance. They fumbled six times in the first half, although they recovered four of them.
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|Coll of Charleston||68|
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|SE Missouri St||72|
|(17) Iowa State||83|
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