The past three years Red Wing’s football team won four games. Three games into the 2015 season, it’s one victory from equalling that mark.
The turnaround has come under former Gopher quarterback Rickey Foggie. He guided the Wingers to a 3-7 mark a year ago in his first season as head coach.
“We’re ecstatic about being 3-0,” Foggie said. The Wingers topped Rochester Century 41-23 in their third game. “The kids are being rewarded for their hard work.”
The Wingers finished 1-8 in 2012 and 0-9 in 2013.
“We’ve been able to change the kids’ attitude, from being negative to being a positive one,” Foggie said. “You have to work hard to be successful in sports as well as life.”
The Wingers opened the season with back-to-back nail-biting victories. They won at Northfield 20-15 when Kipp Adams caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Tait Kelly with 5.4 seconds left to cap a 97-yard drive. A week later, Kelly hooked up with Travis Toivonen on a 65-yard touchdown, giving the Wingers a 33-28 victory over Faribault.
Foggie previously coached at Park Center, where he posted a 4-27 mark in three seasons.
“I don’t care about wins and losses,” Foggie said. “I wants the kids to have an enjoyable career playing high school football.”
• Luis Aguilar and Grant Arnhold each had two goals and two assists, helping the Apple Valley boys’ soccer team to an 8-1 victory over Cooper in a nonconference matchup. It was the Eagles’ first victory of the season after three losses. Aguilar is a senior midfielder while Arnhold is a sophomore defender.
• Junior forward Olivia Bruce scored twice in a two-minute span, giving Class 2A, No. 3 Lakeville North a 2-0 triumph over No. 6 Wayzata in nonconference play. Bruce has three goals and one assist on the season.
‘‘We graduated four very good seniors last year when we went 16-3, and I was really not sure what to expect. I knew we had some good players coming back who were experienced, but many of those would have to step up to higher positions. It has been a great start,” Northfield girls’ tennis coach Mark Johnson said on his squad’s 8-0 start.