Key of the game: Spring Lake Park's option offense got on track from the outset. The Panthers scored on their first three drives, highlighted by a 86-yard touchdown run from quarterback Zach Ojile. His short touchdown run later gave Spring Lake Park a 20-0 advantage in the first quarter. The Benilde-St. Margaret's defense hoped to contain Ojile but didn't always tackle effectively.

Quote: "We didn't need to find a reason to get hyped up beyond knowing this was a championship game." — Spring Lake Park linebacker Jake LeVahn

One thing to know: In 2013, Spring Lake Park lost the regular-season finale to Benilde-St. Margaret's and, in turn, let the final North Suburban Conference title slip away.