DeLaSalle running back Jevon Brekke rushed for 98 yards and two scores in a 27-12 upset of top-seeded host Como Park on Saturday in the Class 4A, Section 4 semifinals.
Brekke had just 1 rushing yard in the first half. Both his scores came in the fourth quarter.
"Second half, I guess I just got mad," he said. "I had to eat for my brothers."
DeLaSalle, seeded fifth in the section, forced five turnovers, including four in the first half. Senior linebacker Josh Dolezal had two interceptions. The Islanders (6-4) had allowed 29.6 points per game entering Saturday.
"It's all about execution," coach CJ Hallman said. "What we've learned from our mistakes is that when we don't play together that teams will score a lot on us."
DeLaSalle quarterback Da'San Frazier threw the go-ahead touchdown to Kresean Greer early in the fourth quarter. Xavier Roberts also rushed for a touchdown.
The game was Como Park's first at its new on-campus football field. The Cougars (6-3) previously played home games at Griffin Stadium in St. Paul.
The Cougars took a 12-7 lead in the third quarter on touchdown runs by quarterback Robert Adams and tight end Donnie Ventrelli. They tried a fake punt on their first possession of the fourth quarter but were unsuccessful, leading to a DeLaSalle score.