Football

Tue
12
Nov

Roseville football meets Rosemount in semifinals on Thursday

Outdoor football in November in Minnesota can be a dicey proposition for any team because of the unpredictability of the weather. Those teams that rely heavily on a passing attack for offensive production are at an even bigger disadvantage.
Luckily for the Roseville Area High School football team, the weather won’t be of any concern in its next game. That’s because the Raiders are headed indoors this week for its first-ever game in the Metrodome. Roseville, by virtue of its victory in the last week’s state quarterfinals, gets to compete in climate-controlled comfort in the Class 6A semifinals on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Thu
07
Nov

Mustangs run into surging Irish

The Mounds View High School football team has been to the section final in seven consecutive years. The Mustangs haven’t won all of those games but they’ve usually been competitive. That wasn’t the case last week, however.
Mounds View couldn’t keep up with Rosemount in the Class 6A playoffs on Friday. The Irish scored six touchdowns while holding the Mustangs to 99 yards of offense in their 42-7 victory.

Wed
06
Nov

Football: South St. Paul ousts Hill-Murray

At the jam-packed Packer Stadium Friday, Nov. 1, South St. Paul tickled its fans when it ended the season for the Hill-Murray Pioneers with an 18-point, Section 4AAAA victory. The win lifted the Packers into the state football tournament, which begins Thursday, Nov. 7.
The Packers scored the first points of the game in the second quarter. Marco Freeman broke through the line and put six points on the board with a 35-yard gallop into the Hill-Murray end zone. Nick Ricci added the point after and it was 7-0 South St. Paul.

Tue
05
Nov

It's 'state week' at Roseville

Student attendance at Roseville Area High School could be rather low on Thursday considering that the school's volleyball and football teams play state-tournament contests that day.

Thanks to back-to-back section-final victories last week, Roseville is gearing up for maybe its single biggest sports day in the history of the school.

Tue
05
Nov

Raiders not satisfied with just getting there

Chris Simdorn's main message to his team last Friday night was less congratulatory and more about preparation. He was clearly happy for his team but also wanted them to know that there was still more to accomplish.

Mon
04
Nov

St. Thomas running backs dominate playoff game with Tartan


Linda Baumeister/Review

Odds of 3-to-1 are never good when they’re not in your favor.
Such was the case for the Tartan Titans Saturday, Oct. 26, when the St. Thomas Academy Cadets came to Oakdale for a football confrontation in Section 5AAAAA.
St. Thomas utilized three running backs against the Titans’ ace Keenen Bellaphant and came out on top of a 35-14 win.

Mon
04
Nov

Football: Hill-Murray downs Johnson, 42-22, to advance in playoffs


Johnson junior quarterback Javaughn Elizay (7) hands off to sophomore running back Kejuon Burton (4) during Section 4AAAA semifinal action. Johnson lost to Hill-Murray 42-22 at Harding Oct. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Almost before the sparse number of spectators had settled into their seats and wrapped their blankets around their shoulders at Bakken Field on the Harding High School campus, the Hill-Murray Pioneers had built a lead they would not surrender in the Section 4, Class AAAA football playoff game with the Johnson Governors on Saturday, Oct. 26.
After the 20-point triumph, Hill-Murray first-year head coach Tony Danna said, “When you score that many points at the beginning of a game, you put the other team in a tough situation.

Fri
01
Nov

Football: Hill-Murray advances in playoffs


Hill-Murray junior Marshawn Wilson stretches towards the goal line, one of two touchdowns, as Johnson defenders DeMarko Venton (32) and Todd Wyberila (3) are in on the down. The Pioneers won 42-22 in the Section 4AAAA semifinal held at Harding Oct. 26. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

In section football playoffs, Hill-Murray met Johnson at Bakken Field on the campus of Harding High School Oct. 26 and dashed the Governors’ hopes of further play this season with a 42-22 triumph.
In other playoff action, the Tartan Titans hosted St. Thomas Academy and fell to their Classic Suburban Conference (CSC) opponents by 35-14.

Fri
01
Nov

On their way


Linda Baumeister/Review

Tartan senior Dion Wallisch (20) wrestled St. Thomas Academy Carter Vanasek (23) out of bounds during Section 5AAAAA semifinal action. The Titans lost 35-14 at home Oct. 26

Wed
30
Oct

Andover halts Knights' playoff march

At football games at Andover High School, whenever the home team gets a first down or scores a touchdown, the sound of a barking dog is played over the public address system. Those canine sounds were heard quite often on Saturday afternoon as the Huskies ended Irondale's season.
Andover scored on its first three possessions of the game and then blew the game open in the third quarter of its 42-3 win over the Knights in the Section 4AAAAA semifinals.

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