Football

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.

Wed
30
Oct

Mustangs avenge loss, advance to section final

There was a time in the late 1990s and early 2000s when Mounds View and White Bear Lake met in the section playoffs nearly every year. What made that era even more notable was that it seemed more often than not that the team that lost the regular-season match-up would rise up and get revenge in the post-season.

Tue
29
Oct

State berth on the line Friday at Roseville Stadium

Prior to last Friday’s game, the Roseville Area High School football team hadn’t been the favorite in a post-season game in seven years. If there was any added pressure by the increased expectations, the Raiders didn’t let it get to them.

Wed
23
Oct

Wild victory doesn’t help Mustangs in seed department

It’s hard to imagine a more entertaining high school football game than the one Mounds View High School treated its fans to last Wednesday. The Mustangs came out on the winning side of a seesaw affair against Roseville on the night before the annual state teachers’ convention.The 50-47 contest left spectators nearly breathless and gave Mounds View head coach Jim Galvin his 100th career victory. One thing it didn’t do, however, was help the Mustangs in terms of section seedings.

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