Breck's defense was effective early, but SMB's strong rushing attack gained momentum in the victory, which moved the first-year co-op team to 7-0. Running back Michael O'Shea rushed for four touchdowns, while wide receiver Johnny Erickson provided a spark on reverse plays. SMB also found rushing production from quarterback Samuel Pickerign, who ran for a 1-yard touchdown. SMB includes football players from Blake, Minnehaha Academy, St. Paul Academy, Mounds Park Academy and Hope Academy.
Key of the game: O'Shea's playmaking. In the second quarter, the senior made a few defenders miss before breaking away for a 34-yard rushing touchdown.
Quote: "The most games I've ever won in a season is two. …This is just the best feeling, the best season we could have." — O'Shea, who attends St. Paul Academy
One thing to know: Breck quarterback David Roddy has potential. The freshman moves well in the open field and delivered a nice touchdown pass to speedy receiver Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman in the third quarter.