Sunday, September 27, 2009
In the first meeting between these two schools Southwest beat South by the final of 3-1
There was a lot of enthusiasm by both teams to begin the game. Each team started out playing aggressively.
Antoine Eam scored the first Southwest goal, after that goal the score was Southwest 1 and South 0.
Throughout the first half each team played very aggressively. In a battle at the net, John Pitsenbarger found the goal as he scored a goal for the Lakers.
At half time the score was Minneapolis Southwest 2 and Minneapolis South 0. The second half got underway and each of the teams really went after each other.
Each team did a good job on their defensive end defending their goal. Edgardio Becerra Betran scored a later goal with 7:15 left to go in regulation. With that goal the score was Minneapolis Southwest 3 and Minneapolis South 0.
In an action packed game the Minneapolis Southwest Lakers were able to come away with the 3-0 victory over the Minneapolis South Tigers.
The girls game got started out on a fast pace as each team wanted to try to play keep away with the ball and shoot for the goal. Both teams really got after it in the early goings. With 25:22 in the first half Laura Maltby made a nice head shot goal and that gave the Lakers there first lead at 1-0 of the game.
At half time the score was Southwest 1 and South 0. In the start of the second half both teams really got after it. Both of these teams really went after it throughout the game.
In a hard fought game with a lot of action Southwest came away with victory. Their defense was able to come up with some big stops.
Minneapolis Southwest was able to come up with the 1-0 victory over Minneapolis South.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
In the second set the Lakers continued to dominate with a 25-6 victory.
Southwest stemmed a North comeback, held their own and took away a final third set 25-9 victory.
Both teams came out ready to play. The Minneapolis Southwest Lakers were just too much to handle for the North High Polars.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Concordia got the ball to start the game. Concordia got it going early as Paah Zeah made a huge run for a first down. Concordia was able to march down the field as their running game was right on. Quarterback Spencer Ohm kept the ball and ran it in for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good. With 10:22 left in the first quarter, the score was Concordia St Paul 7 and Winona State 0.
After the touchdown Winona State got the ball back but Karl Pope intercepted the ball so Concordia St Paul got the ball back. Concordia St Paul was inching to score again as they got it inside the twenty yard line. Ohm found Taylor Ferrtly in the end zone for a Concordia St Paul touchdown. With 5:51 and that touchdown the score was Concordia St Paul 14 and Winona State 0.
Winona State wanted to get something going late in the first quarter but they were not able to do that was they ended up going four and out.
At the end of the first quarter the score was Concordia St Paul 14 and Winona State 0.
Concordia St Paul got the ball to start the second quarter.
Winona State was able to make a field goal with 9:20 left in the second quarter.
Concordia got the ball back and they were not able to convert. They had to punt the ball way.
Winona State found the end zone for a touchdown. With that touchdown the score was Concordia St Paul 14 and Winona State 10.
Winona State wanted to get things going at the end of the second quarter as they went to a hurry up offense that started on the fifty yard line. They wanted to punch it in at the end of the second quarter.
In an action packed first half the score at half time was Concordia St Paul 14 and Winona State 10.
Winona State got the ball to begin the third quarter. Winona State was not able to convert on their first drive. Concordia St Paul got the ball back and they were looking to score. They just grounded up yards. Concordia also wanted to find the end zone in the third quarter. Concordia St Paul tried a field goal with 4:58 in the third quarter but missed. The score remained Concordia St Paul 14 and Winona State 10.
Concordia St Paul got picked off late in the third quarter. Winona State got the ball on the 29 yard line. Drue Alexander came on a fade route and caught a pass for a Winona State touchdown with 31 seconds left in the third quarter. At the end of the third quarter the score was tied at 17.
On the first drive of the fourth quarter Winona State scored a touchdown and the extra point attempt was good.
The score was Winona State 24 and Concordia St Paul 17.
Winona State was also able to find the end zone again with another touchdown plus the extra point. The score became Winona State 31 and Concordia St Paul 17.
Winona State’s Rayon Simmons scored a touchdown with 7:17 left in the fourth quarter, making it Winona State 38 and Concordia St Paul 17.
Winona State’s Ryan Jirgi intercepted a pass deep in Concordia St Paul’s territory and reached the 10 yard line. On the next play Winona State found the end zone for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good. It was Winona State 45 and Concordia St Paul 17.
Concordia St Paul looked to score late in the fourth quarter on a drive where they got into the red zone with 3:40 in regulation. Concordia was able to punch it in on a quarter back keeper with 3:32 in regulation. The extra point attempt was good. The score was Winona State 45 and Concordia St Paul 24.
The final score of the contest was Winona State 45 and Concordia St Paul 24.
Friday, September 18, 2009
After the Southwest touchdown North was looking to do something. They wanted to get the ball down the field as they wanted to run through holes in the Southwest defense. Marcus Littlejohn got a touchdown with 3:12 remaining in the first quarter. The two point conversion was good. The score after the touchdown and conversion was North 8 and Southwest 6.
North tried to air it out many different times throughout the first half. North was not afraid to run with the ball either.
At the end of the first quarter the score was Minneapolis North 8 and Minneapolis Southwest 6.
Southwest had the ball going on a drive to start the second quarter. In the middle of the drive Marcus Thames picked off another pass for an interception. Robert Cannady found the end zone with 8:06 remaining in the second quarter for a North touchdown. With 8:06 to play in the second quarter the score was Minneapolis North 14 and Minneapolis Southwest 6.
After the North touchdown Southwest was not able to convert on the next drive. They had to put the ball back to the Polars. North made threats of scoring on the drive as they were able to march down the field. They tested the Southwest. Then they were not able to convert on fourth down and they turned it over to the Lakers.
At half time the score was Minneapolis North 14 and Minneapolis Southwest 6.
North got things going early in the third quarter. They were able to march down the field and find the end zone on the first drive in the third quarter on Carlton Littlejohn’s short carry. The two point conversion failed. After that touchdown the score was Minneapolis North 20 and Minneapolis Southwest 6.
Southwest again took control of the football after the North touchdown. Southwest continued to pound the ball down the field. Aryton Scott found Evan Gray. Gray was able to make some head way down the field. Southwest was intercepted in the end zone so that gave North the ball back on the 20 yard line.
North’s Robert Cannady was able to make a pass and he took it to the end zone in a hurt. He played well the whole game and he was one of many of the leaders on the North’s team. He has been all over the field in this game doing whatever he could to propel the Polars. The score after three quarters was Minneapolis North 26 and Minneapolis Southwest 6.
Southwest wanted to get something going at the beginning of the fourth quarter. As the fourth quarter got underway, North had the ball and they looked to chew up some major yards, They were able to score a touchdown. The extra point was good. With 9:02 in the fourth quarter the score was Minneapolis North 32 and Minneapolis Southwest 6.
Minneapolis Southwest threatened to score midway through the fourth quarter. Evan Gray was able to find the end zone and he scored a touchdown on a short run. The score with 7:41 left in the contest it was North 32 and Southwest 12.
Both teams battled it out in the fourth. North was able to strike again with 3:00 in regulation as they were able to get a touchdown. The two point conversion was no good. With 3:00 left in the contest the score was Minneapolis North 38 and Minneapolis Southwest 12.
Southwest wanted to try to find the end zone but was not able to muster anything on its last drive.
North was just able to make plays throughout the game. Southwest could not find the end zone when they needed to. Both of these teams put up a great fight and battled each other the whole game. But in the end Minneapolis North was able to come away with the 38-12 victory over Minneapolis Southwest.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Hopkins received the opening kickoff and looked to air it out early in the early goings of the game. Dammi Mafe took off on a run from about the 49 yard line and found the end zone quickly with 11:07 remaining in the first quarter. The extra point attempt was good and the score was Hopkins 7 and Minnetonka 0.
Minnetonka looked to make short running drives as they were able to make a first down early in the first quarter. Minnetonka’s Austin Harrington came out ready to play and made some nice caches early in the contest.
There was a lot of energy and intensity displayed by both teams in the early going. These two teams are regarded as two of the top programs in the area.
Minnetonka looked for running back Parker Weinstock to carry the ball. He is quick and agile on his feet and really knows what to do with the ball. The Hopkins defense stepped up big time and they were able to stop Minnetonka on fourth down.
Minnetonka was able to capitalize on Hopkins mistakes. Minnetonka had the ball on the five yard line. Though they could not come up with the touchdown, Minnetonka made a field goal it barely through the uprights. At the end of the first quarter the score was Hopkins 7, Minnetonka 3.
Hopkins got the ball to begin the second quarter and continued to try to pound the ball up the field. Their running backs got a lot of small yard runs. Hopkins head coach John DenHartong did a good job of play calling on switching up the plays. He had the Royals run a little bit and then he chooses to pass it. He calls in the correct play and his team runs that play. Hopkins continued to pound the football up the field. Hopkins Andre Mc Donald found the end zone for a touchdown. The extra point was good. With 6:24 in the score was Hopkins 14 and Minnetonka 7.
James Farrow ran 90 yards on the kickoff return for a Minnetonka touchdown. Taylor Dawson’s extra point was good. With 6:08 left in the second quarter the score was Hopkins 14 and Minnetonka 10.
Both of these teams really went after each other throughout the first half. At the half time break the score was Hopkins 14 and Minnetonka 10.
As the third quarter got underway everyone in the stands was up for the kick off. The pace of the third quarter was quick. Hopkins was able to make steps down the field as Treyvon Smith had the ball and was able to make some huge progress up the field. Smith found the end zone on a five yard touchdown run. The extra point was good. With 7:18 in regulation the score was Hopkins 21 and Minnetonka 10.
Minnetonka came up with the ball and Parker Weinstock came through with the nice running play. He was determined to get into the end zone. On the next play Weinstock received the ball again and he again tried to get into the end zone. Weinstock found the end zone for the six yard touchdown run. The extra point was good, Minnetonka 17 and Hopkins 21.
Hopkins’ Gideon Kendrick returned a punt for a touchdown. The extra point was good with 45.2 seconds in the third quarter the score was Hopkins 28 and Minnetonka 17.
Minnetonka’s Parker Winestock came through again in the fourth quarter with a touchdown. The extra point was good. After that touch down the score was Hopkins 28 and Minnetonka 24.
Hopkins found the end zone again with a field goal with 8:12 left to go in regulation.
Minnetonka fumbled and Hopkins came up with the football. Minnetonka’s Larry Rice came up big with a pick off pass with 3:47 in the fourth quarter. There was a flag on the play so the ball was placed on the 18 yard line. Minnetonka threatened to score by giving the ball to Parker Winestock. Minnetonka’s Anthony Boyce was wide open for the touchdown reception. The extra point attempt failed.
This game came down to the end. Hopkins held onto the 31-30 victory.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
In 2007, the sports field at Minneapolis Patrick Henry was named in his honor.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Minneapolis Southwest was once again able to come back up with the football on a fumble recovery. Southwest again threatened to score when they were on the four yard line. And they did just that, as Evan Gray was able to find the end zone for a short run. Danny Kernan was able to make the two point conversion catch with 9:08 remaining in the first quarter. The score was Minneapolis Southwest 15 and Duluth Central 0.
Central wanted to get things started with their ground game. They found many opportunities to get the ball to different running backs. They were also working on their short game, with several carries of 3-6 yards at a time. Duluth Central was able to find the red zone late in the first quarter. This was the first time they posed a threat to score. And Duluth Central was able to find the end zone with 2:33 in the first quarter. With the two point conversion good, the score was Minneapolis Southwest 15 and Duluth Central 8.
The Trojans were able to hold back the Lakers and they forced them into a fourth and nineteen. After Southwest's punt, Central recovered it on the 23 yard line. But first quarter time ran out and the first quarter score was Minneapolis Southwest 15 and Duluth Central 8.
Early in the second quarter, Southwest had some difficulty holding on to the football. Southwest coughed up the football to at their 28 yard line to Central at 9:48.
Duluth Central looked to use their run game as they worked to try to pound the ball right down Southwest's throats. But they too had a problem with turnovers, coughing the ball up. Minneapolis Southwest was able to come up with the turn over.
Central was able to come up with the football and were able to make gains down the field and again made another threat to get into the end zone. As Central looked to get the ball into the end zone, Southwest was charged with a pass interference with 2:38 left in the first half.
Duluth Central was able to capitalize again on a Minneapolis Southwest penalty. Sticking with their short run attack, Central's Kyle Johannessen found the end zone on a two yard scamper for a touchdown. The two point conversion was also good.
In a tough first half for both teams the score was Minneapolis Southwest 15 and Duluth Central 16 at half time.
At the start of the third quarter both of the teams were fired up and they wanted to give it everything they had. Minneapolis Southwest had the ball near mid-field, trying to get things moving towards there end zone. But Central's defense prevailed and Central took control of the ball on downs.
The third quarter play was mostly kept between the 15 yard lines. Central threatened to score late in the third quarter, again getting into the red zone. Central's Joey Janchery was able to make a short drive down the middle of the field, setting up a short 1 yard play. On the next play they scored six.
Evan Gray was able to make a nice kickoff return and get the Lakers deep into Central's field. Southwest looked deep with Aryton Scott's 25 yard pass. But it was too much for the outstretched Sam Beaver on this first try. But then on the next play they ran the same play this time Scott connected with Beaver for a Southwest touchdown. Southwest's two point conversion was unsuccessful. On the two point conversion try there was something that David Coffey the head coach didn’t like. He went out to argue his point to the officials and he was given a verbal warning about arguing the call.
Southwest got it started again as Evan Gray came through with a 16 yard touchdown run with 3:14 left in regulation. The two point conversion was good by Aryton Scott as scantered into the end zone.
Aryton Scott was once again in charge tonight as he was able to come up with some huge plays for the Minneapolis Southwest Lakers.
One more time the Lakers threatened to score but stopped just short at the four yard line.
Minneapolis Southwest Lakers held onto the victory in a heck of a battle. You have to give a lot of credit to this Duluth Central team. They were tough and they played with a lot of passion and emotion.
The final of the game was Minneapolis Southwest 29 and Duluth Central 22.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
We will have to wait and find out where he will be playing college basketball. He is a senior this year.
After going up 14-3 in the first quarter, the Golden Gophers watched as their lead was erased by 17 straight Orange points to close out the first half. Coming out of the break down 14-20, the Minnesota defense was stingy, shutting out Syracuse for the rest of the half, and the game.
As the first to go on offense in overtime, the Orange drove down inside the 10-yard line, but on their final play, a pass into the endzone by quarterback Greg Paulus was picked off by linebacker Nate Triplet (Maple Plain, Minn.) ending the threat. The Golden Gophers then took over and put together a short seven-yard drive to set up the game-winning field goal.
Ellestad, who made a 26-yarder with 57 seconds to go in regulation to tie game at 20-20, easily knocked through the game-winner from 35-yards out. The kick passed through just left of center, and was still moving up and it sailed through the uprights.
If you looked early on, you would have has a tough time predicting the final outcome. On the first play from scrimmage the snap sailed over the head of Orange quarterback Paulus, and was recovered by the Golden Gophers. Just 19 seconds in to the game, Minnesota was already ahead 7-0, and led 14-3 by the 11:48 mark of the first quarter.
The much anticipated debut of Paulus, had it's highlight later on in opening quarter when he hit receiver Mike Williams on 29-yard touchdown pass to get within four at 14-10. That is also when the tides began to turn and the Golden Gopher offense appeared out of synch for the remainder of the half, not able to put anymore points on the board. Meanwhile the Orange added 10 on a field goal, and Delone Carter one-yard run to take their 20-14 lead into halftime.
The Golden Gophers second quarter struggles continued into the second half, but midway through the third quarter, good starting field position and a short drive, set up Ellestad's first field goal of the day. A 26-yarder at the 8:03 mark to bring Minnesota to within three at 20-17.
Still trailing 20-17 and with time winding down, the Golden Gophers strung together their best drive of the day, a 14-play, 79-yard affair that ended with Ellestad knocking through the 26-yarder to tie it at 20-20, setting up the extra session.
Adam Weber (Shoreview, Minn.) finished the day 19-of-42 passing for 248 yards, including a touchdown to Troy Stoudermire (Dallas), and one interception. Eric Decker (Cold Spring, Minn.) was his main target, hauling in nine passes for 183 yards, his second best career day yardage wise. Duane Bennett (St. Louis, Mo.) was the Golden Gophers' leading rusher, finishing with 78 yards on 16 carries and one score.
Lee Campbell (Naples, Fla.) was the leader on defense all day, finishing with 13 total tackles, including 11 solo stops. Fellow linebackers Simoni Lawrence (Upper Darby, Pa.) and Triplet finished with 10 and nine total tackles respectively. The Golden Gopher defense held Syracuse to just 1-of-12 on third down for the day.Next for the Golden Gophers is the moment many fans have waited a long time for, the home opener in TCF Bank Stadium. On Saturday Sept. 12, the Golden Gophers host the United State Air Force Academy, and at last check, Air Force was up 58-0 on Nichols State in the fourth quarter. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m.
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With 6:49 to play, senior quarterback Mitch Brecke (Maple Grove, Minn.) delivered a nine yard touchdown pass to sophomore Jerry Shaw (Milwaukee, Wis.) out of the backfield. That strike snapped a string of three straight Minot State touchdown passes - all to Johnny Lester - and cut the score to 24-14 with time dwindling down on the visitors.
The Golden Bears misfired on the ensuing onside kick, giving Minot excellent field position near midfield. But back-to-back stuffs for losses of five and two backed Minot up and they failed to gain a first down on third and 17.
Starting from their own 31 with 4:15 to play, Concordia turned to sophomore quarterback Spencer Ohm (Blooming Prairie, Minn.) trailing by 10 points.
Ohm engineered a six play, 69 yard drive in a quick one minute, 18 second span capped by a 19 yard touchdown strike to junior Zach Hovey (Champlin, Minn.) who produced a career-high 92 yards receiving on seven receptions. Hovey's touchdown from Ohm came with just under three minutes to play, cutting ino Minot's once 17 point lead, narrowing it to a 24-21 margin.
The Golden Bears opted to forgo the onside kick, forcing Minot to a fair catch inside their own 35.
On third and six with time ticking, Tyson Schatz turned a carry around left tackle up field for a seven yard rush and a Beaver first down, essentially ending the game.
Concordia started out slow offensively as Minot State held a 3-0 lead after the first quarter of play.
In the second quarter, CU called on Brecke to revive the offense. Late in the half, he came through, hitting senior Jordan Schultenover (Minnetonka, Minn.) over the middle with Schultenover using legs for the majority of a 66 yard touchdown connection. Schultenover finished with five catches for 102 yard, his first 100 yard game for CU.
Minot responded with a touchdown late in the half to go on top, 10-7, Lester's first of three touchdowns from Jon Meier. The score from 23 yards out not only gave Minot the lead, but came with just 11 seconds until the intermission.
In the third quarter, senior Christian Even (Little Falls, Minn.) sparked Concordia with a 39 yard punt return to set up CU at the Minot 31, poised to reclaim the lead.
Ohm delivered a 14 yard completion to Schultenover to give Concordia a 1st and 10 from the 12 yard line.
But a holding penalty and a pair of incompletions forced a 3rd and 20 from the 22. Ohm delivered a laser over the middle that was intercepted by Jeremy Kessler at the nine yard line, ending CU's threat.
This would prove to be the turning point. Minot State would convert a 4th and 2 from the 16 when Meier hit Lester in the back of the end zone. The connection gave Minot a 17-7 lead late in the third quarter and capped off a punishing 14 play, 83 yard drive that spanned 7:18.
Concordia would again drive into Minot territory but stalled at the 42 yard line where junior T.G. Schoenberg (Woodbury, Minn.) pinned the Beavers at their own eight yard line.
But Minot marched 92 yards on 10 plays, taking up nearly five minutes of clock to take a 24-7 lead. They converted three 3rd downs on the drive with Lester hauling in his third touchdown from 23 yards out. Lester finished with nine catches for 155 yards in the game.
The final Minot score came with just under eight minutes to play, leaving CU with a narrow window to complete their comeback attempt.
Concordia had an issue with their rushing attack, finishing with just 18 yards on as many attempts. Sophomore Sam Campbell led the ground attack with 32 yards on six carries and added 19 yards on two receptions. Shaw added 20 rushing yards on four attempts while adding the nine yard TD reception.
The quarterbacks split reps under center, with Ohm getting the start and commanding the first quarter while Brecke played in the second quarter. In the second half, the Golden Bears were much less predictable, mixing and matching Ohm and Brecke the rest of the way.
Brecke finished the game completing 8-14 for 155 yards and two touchdowns without any interceptions. He was sacked twice for losses of 22 yards. Ohm nearly matched his yardage, with 154, while completing 14-22 with an interception. He was sacked once for a 12 yard loss.
The two signal callers completed at least two passes to six different targets and combined to pass for 309 yards on 22 completions.
Defensively, Concordia's unit wore down Minot State late in the game with senior Will Brown (Shoreview, Minn.) providing three tackles for loss and a sack with seven tackles. The unit was led by senior corner Joe Butler (Kansas City, Mo.) with nine tackles (six solo) including a pass breakup. Junior linebacker Trevor Glomski also added nine tackles with a half for loss.
Minot State was able to amass 417 yards of offense in the game with Concordia compiling 327. The Beavers were balanced, rushing for 143 while hurling 274. They rushed 47 times while attempting only 29 passes.
The Beavers also dominated the clock on their slow home turf with nearly 37 minutes of time of possession while winning that battle all four quarters.
Minot State converted 10-20 on third down and were a perfect 3-3 on fourth. CU was 4-10 on thirds and did not go for a fourth down.
The Golden Bears close out their season opening three game road stand next Saturday at MSU Moorhead at 2:00 p.m. at Alex Nemzek Field before returning home to open Sea Foam Stadium on Saturday, September 19 against Winona State at 6:00 p.m.
R-Fr. Shane Biggs recorded his first career reception and had a career-long 35 yard kick return.
R-Fr. Paah Zeah also had his first career catch, a 13 yard first down in the fourth quarter
Jr. Calvin Simon has caught a pass in 23 straight games, catching a pass in every game he has played collegiately.
A trio of first-year players scored four goals and a pair of Pipers combined for a shutout in net to lead the Hamline University women’s soccer team to a 4-0 home win over Crown College.
Alleah Pac (Fy., Federal Way, Wash.) tallied her first collegiate goal and Hamline’s first at home in 2009 with an unassisted score at 33:36. Her goal would be the only stoppage in play during the opening 45 minutes of the game.
The Pipers then went on the attack in the second half, putting the ball in the net three more times. Kelsey Caracciolo (Fy., Belgrade, Mont.) scored her second goal of the year off of a throw-in from Karie Mees (South St. Paul, Minn.). The goal at 57:48 put Hamline up 2-0.
The lead doubled when senior Kelly Kunowksi (Milwaukee, Wis.) fed Ellen Sackrison (Fy., Saint Louis Park, Minn.) the ball in the box twice within a minute. Sackrison’s goals at 81:15 and 82:25 put her season total at three.
Liz Stock (So., Savage, Minn.) was the Pipers’ keeper of record, playing the first half in net and making two saves. Katie Gardner (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) held onto the shutout by stopping one shot on goal while in net during the second half.
The Pipers out-shot the Storm, 25-6, and had nine shots on goal to Crown’s three.
With the non-conference win, the Pipers move to 1-2-0 overall on the season. They will next play at UW-River Falls on Wednesday, September 9, at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
The sports complex is a very nice complex with bleachers on both sides of the field. I must say that I am impressed of the work that went into the sports complex. It is a very nice sports stadium.
Brooklyn Center kicked off to De La Salle. Reggie Gandy returned the ball and they started out on offense. DeLaSalle really got Evan Williams the ball early in the ball game. He is one DeLaSalle’s running backs, but DeLaSalle will look to get everyone involved in the game. Evan Williams got DeLaSalle’s first touchdown on a short carry. The extra point attempt was no good.
With 11:00 left to go in the first quarter the score was DeLaSalle 6 and Brooklyn Center 0.
After that touchdown Brooklyn Center received the ball. They were able march down the field and Brooklyn Center was at fourth down and three to go but the DeLaSalle defense was able to come up, stop them and take over on downs.
Brooklyn Center was able to find the red zone late in the first quarter. They looked to threaten to score and they kept pounding on the door. Brooklyn Center was able to find the end zone with 3:50 left in the first quarter on a Leroy Miller short scamper to the end zone. But the two point attempt was no good. The score after the touchdown was 6 apiece.
After the touchdown, DeLaSalle was able to keep the pressure on them. They kept pounding the ball down the Centaurs throat.
With 1:20 left in the first quarter, Evan Williams was able to find the end zone. He scored a touchdown on a running play. The extra point attempt was good.
At the end of the first quarter, the score was DeLaSalle 13 and Brooklyn Center 6.
On the first drive of the second quarter, Ross Barker was able to find the end zone for a DeLaSalle touchdown: DeLaSalle 19 Brooklyn Center 14.
Andre Ward was able to make a catch streaming across the field. He was able to catch a pass and take it in for a touchdown. The two point conversion was good.
DeLaSalle fought hard throughout the second quarter. They kept fighting and they didn’t want to let Brooklyn Center into the game. DeLaSalle fell short of the first down on the next series and they turned the ball over to Brooklyn Center on downs.
Brooklyn Center tried both to air the ball out and run the ball a fair amount in the first half. The problem often was they had trouble converting on fourth downs.
DeLaSalle was once again on the attack. Evan Williams came up big again with huge yardage, but he fell just 2 yards short of the goal line. Reggie Gandy was able to come up and find the end zone for a DeLaSalle touchdown. After the touchdown and the end of the first half, the score was DeLaSalle 25 and Brooklyn Center14.
As the second half got underway, both teams were fired up and ready to play hard noised football. Evan Williams scored another touchdown with 9:14 left to go in the third quarter.
Walter Franklin came up with some great plays throughout the game. He really put on a show along with Evan Williams.
Brooklyn Center was able to get things back in order later in the third quarter when they went on an attack of their own. They really made the DeLaSalle defenders step up and play tough. They were able to stop Brooklyn Center on downs and get the ball back.
Walter Franklin was able to scanter 83 yards for a touchdown run, followed with a Taylor Tawic two point conversion. With that touchdown the score was DeLaSalle 39 and Brooklyn Center 14.
Brooklyn Center kept on fighting, as they wanted to score a touchdown on every offensive position.
DeLaSalle made another attempt to march down the field and take it to the house. At the end of the third quarter the score was DeLaSalle 39 and Brooklyn Center 14.
Reggie Gandy found the end zone again where he scored another touchdown. The extra point attempt was good. With 11:50 in the game, the score was DeLaSalle 46 and Brooklyn Center 14.
Jordan Webster came up with an interception and DeLaSalle was able to put it away. They kept pounding the ball inside for most of the night.
This game was a very physical. Both teams were able to do a fantastic job playing hard. De LaSalle was able to get the ball into their players hands and take it to the house.
Edward Mack was able to find the end zone for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter for Brooklyn Center. After that touchdown the score was DeLaSalle 46 and Brooklyn Center 22.
Late in the game Metters was able to find the end zone for DeLaSalle on a six yard touch down run and the extra point was good.
In an action packed game, the Minneapolis DeLaSalle Islanders were able to come away with a convincing 53-22 victory over Brooklyn Center. It was quite a way for them open their new on campus stadium.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Edison began the game on offense. There first attack was a passing drive. They wanted to get the ball in the air early but they were not able to complete passes on their first drive of the game. The Minneapolis Southwest Lakers looked confused in their opening defensive series. They had to burn a quick time out with 11:20 in the first quarter. Edison wasn’t able to convert in their first drive and they turned the ball over on downs their first series.
Coach Coffee instilled a wishbone offense and the team is still getting used to running it. With 7:05 left in the first quarter, Sam Riley was able to make a short run for the first Southwest touchdown. They went for the two point conversion and it was successful.
With 7:08 in the first quarter the score was Southwest 8 and Edison 0.
Southwest was able to score again on another short running play with 2:40 in the first quarter. Danny Hupp was able to find the end zone with an interception with 2:10 in the first quarter. The extra point was good. After that touchdown the score was Southwest 21 and Edison 0. On the next drive Aryton Scott was able to find the end zone again, as he was able to run in for a touchdown. The extra point was good and the score was Southwest 28 and Edison 0
At the end of the first quarter the score was Minneapolis Southwest 28 Edison 0.
On the opening drive of the second quarter the Southwest Lakers were able to find the end zone again, but the extra point attempt was no good.
Edison looked to run the ball early in the second quarter. They were unsuccessful as they were met by the Southwest Laker defenders. Edison tried to get something going on the offensive end midway through the second quarter, but they were not able to get anything accomplished.
Southwest got the ball back again. Aryton Scott found the end zone and scored a touchdown.
Edison got the ball back again and they were able to string together a short drive and got a first down on short dump passes.
At half time the score was Southwest 40 and Edison 0.
At the start of the third quarter, Edison kicked off to Southwest. Southwest was able to cover a bunch of territory on the field. Ayrton Scott was able to rush the ball for a huge gain but was stopped on the one yard line. Southwest fumbled the ball on the one yard line.
Evan Gray was able to tumble his way into the end zone for a touchdown. After the touchdown, the score was Southwest 46 and Edison 0.
Edison tried once again to get their running game in order in the third quarter but the Southwest Laker defenders were there, stepped up and shut them down again.
Edison showed some light late in the fourth quarter but they were not able to make it to the house. Southwest was able to make another run at the goal line. Once again they were able to find the goal line again with another touchdown and the extra point was also good. With 3:29 in regulation, the score was Southwest 53 and Edison 0.
The final of the game was Southwest 53 and Edison 0.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
For as long as anyone can remember, the football routine at DeLaSalle has been the same: Practice on a small patch of grass behind the school and ride a bus to another school's field for every game.
This season, and every season to come, is different. After five years of planning, fundraising and high-profile struggles with forces opposed to building a stadium on school grounds, DeLaSalle's long sought-after football/soccer playground is ready to go.
It will be christened with girls' and boys' soccer games Thursday, and the big coming-out party will be Friday night, when the Islanders play host to Brooklyn Center in the first home football game in the school's 109-year history.
"It's a big honor because so many people have waited for this for so long and now we will be the first ones to enjoy the field," said senior nose guard Peter Ringham. "There were so many people who wanted to play that first game, and it's going to be us."
This week, the anticipation is at full zenith.
"Everything will be the first," said senior linebacker Scott Hillyer. ''The very first touchdown, the first sack. Everything will be the first."
The stadium has natural grass, so the only downside now is that the Islanders have to jump on a bus and travel to practice in a city park a couple of miles upstream along the Mississippi River. But that's a small price to pay for the luxury of playing real home games.
"When we first started this project, none of these guys attended DeLaSalle," said school president Brother Michael Collins. "It was really important for us to create for DeLaSalle students some of the basic amenities that most young athletes in high school in the metro area enjoy."
Collins was sitting with some of the football players as he spoke about what the stadium means to Islanders past, present and future.
There's not a kid in this room who doesn't deserve what is so basic in the high school experience of tens of thousands of high school-age kids in this metro area," he said. "This is not something that is so fantastic, but it's become that for us."
The struggle to build the facility, in Collins' words, "was long, it was arduous, it was stressful." Some nearby residents, who share Nicollet Island with DeLaSalle, threw up every conceivable legal roadblock. The school's legal fees totaled half a million dollars.
It all led to a stadium -- DeLaSalle Athletic Field -- with permanent seating for 750, but temporary bleachers brought in for Friday's game will bring the seating capacity to 1,500.
Islanders coach Sean McMenomy said he feels like the luckiest coach in the world. He accepted the job last spring, leaving Minneapolis Southwest after four years. The Islanders are a Class 3A power, finishing as the state runner-up the past two years.
One day last week, McMenomy and several of his players walked around the new field before heading to practice. With the downtown Minneapolis skyline framing the scene, the Islanders' shoes left fresh imprints on the thick, green grass.
"This is a dream," McMenomy said.