St. Croix Lutheran's Carl Lemke, the seventh-winningest high school football coach in state history, announced his retirement on Monday.

Last month Lemke completed his 23rd season as the Crusaders coach.

The Crusaders appeared in four Prep Bowls under Lemke. They won Class 3A state titles in 2011 and 2013 and were runners-up in 2016 and 2017.

In 46 seasons, he had a 304-150 record. The Crusaders were 6-4 this season.


Johnnies are No. 3

St. John's was No. 3 in the final poll and No. 4 in the final AFCA Division III poll.

Bethel was No. 7 in the poll and No. 6 in the AFCA poll, while St. Thomas was No. 15 in poll and No. 18 in the AFCA poll.

Mary Hardin-Baylor was No. 1 in boh polls.