The Spring Lake Park offense found almost no production passing the ball in its season opener but came out on top behind a grind-it-out running game. Senior quarterback Zachary Ojile executed the read option early and often, running hard inside and finding rushers Nick Robinson and Anthony Fleischfresser for pitches to the outside.
Key of the game: Trailing late in the third quarter, Spring Lake Park needed and got a momentum-shifting play when Ojile burst through the line and powered his way to a 28-yard touchdown run.
Quote: "We just had to get [a touchdown] one way or another, and that was the play." — Ojile on his 28-yard touchdown rush.
Worth noting: The Chaska offense was multidimensional. Senior quarterback Alex Strazzanti found success rushing, running back Will Olson bounced outside for a 12-yard touchdown run and Strazzanti showed off his chemistry with wide receiver Connor Souba. Strazzanti targeted Souba heavily in the first half, completing four passes to him on one drive.