Monday, December 9, 2019

SMB TOOK ON HUTCHINSON IN 4A CLASS STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS

SMB and Hutchinson went up against each other in a football game. The game was the semifinals of the Class 4A football tournament.

SMB kicked off to start the game. Hutchinson moved the ball down the field as they got the ball into the end zone. Hutchinson was intercepted by SMB’s Jalen Suggs.

Suggs was all over the field. He came up with receptions on both ends of the field.

SMB called a timeout with 5:05 left in the first quarter. The score was tied at 0.

SMB moved the ball down the field and Suggs was all over the field. On the offensive end, he was able to get the ball into his receiver’s hands. SMB punted on 4th down.

Hutchinson took over on their own 9-yard line.

Hutchinson called a timeout with 2:32 left in the first quarter. Hutchinson moved the ball down the field as they looked for first downs.

After one quarter of play, the score was tied at 0.

Hutchinson moved the ball down the field and looked to get into the end zone and Tyler Schiller came up with a 3-yard run for a touchdown. The two-point attempt was good.

With 8:29 left in the second quarter, the score was Hutchinson 8, SMB 0.

SMB moved the ball down the field again and Kaden Johnson came up with huge pass receptions. Johnson came up with a 7-yard touchdown reception. The two-point conversion was good.

With 7:12 left in the second quarter, the score was tied at 8.

Hutchinson moved the ball down the field again as they looked to spread the ball out around the field. Hutchinson moved the ball down the field again but the SMB defense stepped up and slowed the offense down. Hutchinson punted on 4th-and-9.

SMB’s Suggs fumbled the ball and Hutchinson got the ball back on their own 48-yard line. Hutchinson was once again on the move down the field.

Hutchinson called a timeout with 2:37 left in the second quarter. The score was tied at 8.

On 4th-and-5 Hutchinson punted the ball.

SMB took over on its own 6-yard line. SMB moved the ball down the field again as they looked to move the ball down the whole field. SMB was picked off by Joey Croatt.
 

At halftime, the score was tied at 8.

Hutchinson kicked off to start the third quarter. SMB moved the ball down the field again and Suggs got the ball and was all over the field. Suggs was able to get away from the defenders and get first downs. Suggs kept the ball and was able to get down the field.

SMB called a timeout with 6:26 left in the third quarter. The score was tied at 8.

SMB was intercepted and Hutchinson looked to move the ball down the field and looked for a first down. 

After three quarters of play, the score was tied at 8.

Suggs intercepted the ball and ran 48-yards for a first down. The ball was played on the Hutchinson 35-yard line. SMB looked to get into the end zone early in the fourth quarter.

Suggs found Thomas for a 24-yard touchdown reception. The two-point conversion was good.

With 9:33 left in the fourth quarter, the score was SMB 16, Hutchinson 8.

Hutchinson moved the ball down the field again as they looked to get into the end zone late in the fourth quarter. Hutchinson’s Russell Corrigan came up with a 15-yard run for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was good.

With 5:17 left in the fourth quarter, the score was SMB 16, Hutchinson 16.

SMB took over on its own 36-yard line. SMB moved the ball down the field again as they looked to get the ball into the end zone. 

SMB called a timeout with 1:01 left in regulation. The score was tied at 16.

SMB looked to get into the end zone late. Savion Robbinson came up with a 14-yard reception for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was not good.

With 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the score was SMB 22, Hutchinson 16. 

Hutchinson took over on their own 29-yard line.

Hutchinson called a timeout with 34 seconds left in regulation. The score was SMB 22, Hutchinson 16.

Hutchinson continued to push the ball down the field.

SMB came away with the 22-16 victory over Hutchinson.

PAYNESVILLE WENT UP AGAINST MINNEAPOLIS NORTH IN THE CLASS 2A STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS

North kicked off to Paynesville to start the game. Paynesville kept the ball on the ground on their first drive. Paynesville got the ball into the red zone early. Paynesville went for it on 4th-and-6.

Paynesville Grady Fuchs completed a pass to Carter Wessel for an 18-yard touchdown reception. The two-point conversion was not good.

With 5:57 left in the first quarter, the score was Paynesville 6, North 0.

North took over on the 50-yard line. North moved the ball down the field as they went through the air and the run game. North fumbled the ball and Paynesville recovered the ball. Paynesville moved the ball on the ground and took time off the clock. Paynesville moved the ball down the field once again.

After one quarter of play, the score was Paynesville 6, North 0.

Paynesville moved the ball down the field once again as they looked to get first downs. Paynesville was intercepted by North’s Kelan Holcomb.

North started on the Paynesville 39-yard line. North got the ball into the hands of Terrance Kamara. Teammate Zach Yeager came up with a 23-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion was not good.

With 9:50 left in the first quarter, the score was tied at 6.

Paynesville took over on their own 31-yard line. Paynesville moved the ball field. Paynesville got the ball into the hands of Levi Bast. Bast came up with rushes as they looked to move the ball down the field. Paynesville’s Daltin Christinsen came up with a 25-yard run for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was not good.

With 6:53 left in the second quarter, the score was Paynesville 12, North 6.

North’s Kamara came up with a 44-yard run that was called back by a penalty. North’s Kamara kept on coming up with long runs for first downs. Kamara came up with a 7-yard run for a touchdown.


The two-point conversion was good by Yeager.

With 5:10 left in the first quarter the score North 14, Paynesville 12.

North called a timeout with 5:02 left in the second quarter the score was North 14, Paynesville 12.

Paynesville called a timeout with 2:17 left in the second quarter. The score was North 14, Paynesville 12.

Paynesville moved the ball down the field once again looking to move the chains. Payneville came up with a 33-yard catch by Carter Wessel. Paynesville’s Grady Fuchs came up with a 1-yard run for a touchdown. The two-point attempt was not good.

With 33 seconds left in the second quarter. The score was Paynesville 18, North 14.

North called a timeout with 23 seconds left in the second quarter. The score remained Paynesville 18, North 14.

North looked deep down the field late in the quarter.

At halftime, the score was Paynesville 18, North 14.

Paynesville kicked off to start the third quarter. North got the ball into the hands of Kamara. Kamara was able to get a first down. North looked to get into the end zone early. North’s Kamara came up with a 1-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion was good by Yeager.

With 9:37 left in the third quarter, the score was North 22, Paynesville 18.

Paynesville took over on their own 28-yard line. Paynesville fumbled the ball and North’s Mario Kuiah came up with the ball.

North looked to get into the end zone midway through the third quarter. Kamara came up with a 7-yard touchdown run. Dominic McMillian came up with the two-point conversion attempt with a pass reception was good.

With 7:09 left in the third quarter, the score was North 30, Paynesville 18.

Paynesville started on its own 30-yard line. Paynesville’s Bast came up with a first down reception. Paynesville looked to move the ball down the field again against the North offense. Paynesville’s Caden Spanier came up with a 40-yard reception for the touchdown. The two-point attempt was not good.

With 3:59 left in the third quarter, the score was North 30, Paynesville 24.

North took over on the Paynesville 49-yard line. North couldn’t move the ball and turned the ball over on downs. Paynesville couldn’t move the ball down the field, and they turned it over on downs.

After three quarters of play, the score was North 30, Paynesville 24.

North punted on fourth down. Paynesville took over on their own 18-yard line. North’s Mario Sanders came up with a 30-yard run for a touchdown. The two-point attempt was good.

With 7:58 left in the fourth quarter, the score was North 38, Paynesville 24.

Paynesville looked to move the ball down the field. Bast came up with a 21-yard touchdown reception. The two-point conversion was good. With 6:14 left in the fourth quarter, the score was North 38, Paynesville 32.

North took over on the 50-yard line. North moved the ball down the field late again. North kept the ball on the ground late in the game. North’s Kamara came up with a 28-yard touchdown run. The two-point attempt was not good.

With 3:30 left in the fourth quarter, the score was North 44, Paynesville 32.

Paynesville was intercepted and North took over. North kept on pounding the ball down the field as they looked to get into the end zone late in the game.

North came away with the 44-32 victory over Paynesville.


MOUNTAIN IRON -BUHL WENT UP AGAINST HANCOCK IN THE STATE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Mountain Iron-Buhl H.S. and Hancock High School squared off against each other in the state 9-Man Class football semifinals at the US Bank Stadium. 

Hancock kicked off to start the game. MIB started on their own 33-yard line. MIB moved the ball down the field on the ground. MIB looked to get into the end zone. MIB Dillon Drake came up with a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was not good.

With 7:29 left in the first quarter. The score was MIB 6, Hancock. 0.

Hancock moved the ball down the field as they looked to get into the end zone.  Hancock’s Isaac Nienhaus came up with a six-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion was not good.

With 6:04 left in the first quarter, the score was tied at 6.

MIB took over on their own 9-yard line. MIB punted on 4th-and-long.

Hancock took over on the MIB 49-yard line. Hancock continued to look to move the ball down the field.

After one quarter of play, the score was tied at 6.

MIB couldn’t move the ball down the field and MIB punted on 4th-and-7.

Hancock took over on their own 1-yard line. Hancock ran the ball down the field as they kept the ball on the ground. Hancock found the end zone on a Preston Rohloff pass completion to Brandon Kellenberger for a 19-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion was good.

With 6:32 left in the second quarter, the score was Hancock 14, MIB 12.

MIB struck right as Aidan Bissonette found Tyler Timmerman at the Hancock for a 75-yard return. The two-point conversion was good.

With 6:06 left in the second quarter, the score was Hancock 22, MIB 14.

MIB moved the ball down the field once again as they kept the ball on the field. The defensive pressure that Hancock applied made it difficult for MIB to make clear paths down the field.

MIB was intercepted on their own 1-yard line and that’s where Hancock took over.

Hancock’s Preston Rohloff found teammate Daniel Milander for an 85-yard touchdown reception. The two-point conversion was good.

With 1:36 left in the second quarter, the score was Hancock 30, MIB 14.

MIB took over on their own 42-yard line. MIB ran out the clock to end the second quarter.

At halftime, the score was Hancock 30, MIB 14.

MIB kicked off to start the third quarter. Hancock started on their own 45-yard line.Tyler Timmerman came up with a 46-yard touchdown run. 

The two-point conversion was not good. With 10:06 left in the third quarter, the score was Hancock 36, MIB 14.

MIB couldn’t move the ball and Hancock took over after the punt.

Hancock moved the ball down the field and Timmerman came with a 42-yard touchdown run. The two-point attempt was not good.

With 9:50 left in the third quarter, the score was Hancock 42, MIB 14.

Hancock’s Timmerman came up with a 61-yard run for a touchdown reception. The two-point conversion was good.

With 7:36 left in the third quarter, the score was Hancock 50, MIB 14.

MIB counited to move the ball down the field again. MIB. MIB’s Nikolas Jesch for a 9-yard gain for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was not good. 

With 1:33 left in the third quarter, the score was Hancock 50, MIB 20. 

Hancock ran the clock out to end the third quarter.

After three quarters of play, the score was Hancock 50, MIB 20.

MIB’s Asher Zubich passed to Nikolas Jesch for a 27-yard touchdown reception. The two-point attempt was not good.

With 11:10 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Hancock 50, MIB 26.

Hancock moved the ball down the field again as they looked to get into the end zone. Timmerman came up with an 8-yard run for a touchdown. The two-point attempt was good.

With 9:36 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Hancock 58, MIB 26.

MIB was intercepted by Luke Joos. Timmerman came up with a 20-yard run. That set up a 2-yard by Dalton Rose. The extra point attempt was good.

With 8:21 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Hancock 61, MIB 26.

Hancock moved the ball down the field again. Hancock’s Zubich completed a 52-yard pass to Nikolas Jesch for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was not good.

With 5:48 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Hancock 65, MIB 32.

Hancock moved the ball down the field again as they looked to get into the end zone.

Hancock came away with the 65-32 victory over MIB.

With the victory, Hancock moves on to the Class 9 Man championship game.

NORTHLAND WENT UP AGAINST MACALESTER COLLEGE IN A MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME

On Nov. 8, Northland College went up against Macalester College in a men’s basketball game. It was opening night for both teams.

It was the first game that I have covered this season. As the game got underway Malcalester started out. They pushed the ball down the floor and were able to score baskets in transition.

Macalester got everyone involved in the offense. They passed the ball around the three-point line and took time off the clock. 

Northland called a timeout with 10:40 left in the first half. The score was Macalester 21, Northland 8.

Northland wasn’t able to hit shots that they put up in the first half. Even though they couldn’t make shots they were not afraid to shoot the ball.

Macalester took their time on the offensive end as they got everyone involved in the offense.

The Northland offense struggled to make shots in the first half. 

Macalester’s Eric Sathy and Tyler McFarland were all over the floor. They were able to come up with mid-range jump shots and layups. 

Even though Northland struggled shooting the ball in the first half. They were not afraid to shoot it late in the half. 

At halftime, the score was Macalester 43, Northland 25.

As the second half got underway Macalester continued to push the ball down the court and looked to move the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition. 

Northland continued to struggle shooting the ball in the second half. Even though they struggled they still found ways to get to the basket.

Northland called a timeout with 4:23 left in the second half. The score was Macalester 72, Northland 51. 

As the second half continued Macalester continued to get the ball into the hands of Eric Sathy who was able to get to the basket and make mid-range jump shots and layups. His teammates did a good job of getting him the ball in spots where he could shoot the ball.

Macalester came away with the 72-56 victory over Northland. 

EASTVIEW WENT UP AGAINST EDNIA IN A 6A STATE FOOTBALL GAME

On Oct. 25, Eastview and Edina squared up against each other in the first round of the Class 6A State Tournament. The game was at Edina High School. 

Eastview kicked off to start the game. Edina took over on their own 47-yard line. Edina looked to get the ball on the ground, but they were not to air it out on their first drive. Edina’s Connor Larson came up with catches as Edina moved the ball down the field.  On 4th-and-7, Edina went for it. 

Edina called a timeout with 8:42 left the first quarter. The score was Edina 0, Eastview 0. 

Edina decided to go for it. They were not able to come up with a first down. They turned the ball over on downs. 

Eastview took over on their own 40-yard line. Eastview’s Linoell Quincy Suggs came up with a 59-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was not good. 

With 7:46 left in the first quarter. The score was Eastview 6, Edina 0.

Edina took over on their own 35-yard line. Edina looked to move the ball down the field. Edina fumbled the ball and Eastview took over on the Edina 44-yard line.

Eastview got the ball into the hands of Suggs. Suggs looked to make big catches in the first quarter. Eastview punted on 4th-and-7. 

Edina took over on their own 42-yard line. Edina kept the ball on the ground late in the quarter. Haza Malim came up with a 46-yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was not good. 

With 4:30 left in the first quarter, the score was tied at 6. 

Eastview took over on their own 27-yard line. On 4th-and-2 Eastview punted. 

Edina took over on their own 2-yard line. Edina kept the ball on the ground as they looked to move the ball down the field. Edina’s Marcus Johnson came up with a first down run. 

After one quarter of play, the score was tied at 6. 

Edina used both the run and air attack early in the second quarter. On 4th-and-17 Edina elected to punt the ball. 

Eastview took over on their own 15-yard line. Suggs was all over the field as he came up with a 39-yard run.  

Eastview took a timeout with 9:10 left in the second quarter. The score was tied at 6. 

Eastview moved the ball down the field. They used both the running attack and the air attack to get past the Edina defense. Suggs was all over the field. He was able to get first downs on the ground. Suggs came up with a 12-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good. 

With 7:19 left in the second quarter, the score was Eastview 13, Edina 6. 

Edina took over on their own 31yard line. Edina’s Johnathan Bunce was all over the field. He was able to come up with catches to move the chains down the field. On 4th-and-2 Edina went for it. 

Edina called a timeout with 1:38 left in the second quarter. The score was Eastview 13, Edina 6. 

Edina went for it on 4th-and-2. Edina was able to come up with a first down. On 4th-and-6 Edina went for it. 

Eastview called a timeout with 25 seconds left in the second quarter. The score was Eastview 13, Edina 6. 

Edina’s Lucas Fleming came up with a touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was good. With 17 seconds left in the second quarter, the score was tied at 13. 

Eastview took over on their own 33-yard line. 

At halftime, the score was tied at 13. 

Edina kicked off to start the third quarter. Eastview took over on its own 36-yard line. Suggs came up with a short run. The defense had a hard time slowing him down. On 4th-and-4 Eastview punted the game. 

Edina took over on their own 17-yard line. Edina once again looked to move the ball down the field. 

Edina called a timeout with 8:16 left in the third quarter. The score was tied at 13. 

On 4th-and-7 Edina punted the ball. 

Eastview took over on their own 23-yard line. Eastview moved the ball down the field again as they looked for first downs. On 4th-and-8 Eastview punted. 

Edina took over on their own 33-yard line. Edina couldn’t move the ball down the field, and they punted on 4th-and-5. 

Eastview took over on its own 35-yard line. Eastview’s Angelo Paulucci came up with a 48-yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was not good. 

With 53 seconds left in the third quarter, the score was Eastview 19, Edina 13. 

Edina took over on their own 40-yard line. 

After three quarters of play, the score was Eastview 19, Edina 13. 

Edina called a timeout with 10:49 left in the fourth quarter. The score was Eastview 19, Edina 13. 

Edina went for it on 4th-and-6. Edina came up with a first down. Edina looked to get into the end zone midway through the fourth quarter. Bunce came up with a 14-yard touchdown run. The extra point was good. With 8:20 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Edina 20, Eastview 19. 

Eastview took over on their own 34-yard line. Eastview looked to move the ball down the field once again. The defensive pressure made it hard for Eastview to move the ball down the field. Eastview went for it and was not able to get a first down. They turned the ball over on downs.

Edina moved the ball down the field. 

Eastview took a timeout with 3:06 left in regulation. The score was Edina 20, Eastview 19. 

Edina went for it on 4th-and-7. They were not able to get come up with a first down and turned the ball over on downs. 

Edina intercepted the ball and got the ball back. Edina moved the ball down the field late in the game. They took a knee to run out the clock with under a minute to go. 

Edina came away with the 20-19 victory over Eastview.

PARK CENTER AND MINNEAPOLIS SOUTHWEST SQUARED OFF IN A FOOTBALL SECTION GAME

On Oct. 22, Park Center and Minneapolis Southwest squared off in a football section quarterfinal game. The game was played at Southwest High School.

Park Center kicked off to start the game. Southwest started on its own 30-yard line. Southwest fumbled the ball and recovered it. Southwest’s TK Marshall got the ball and looked to carry the ball down the field and looked to go get first downs. Southwest kept the ball on the ground as they looked to get a first down. On 4th-and-1 Southwest went for it.

Southwest called a timeout with 8:20 left in the first quarter. The score was tied at 0.

After the timeout Southwest punted the ball.

Park Center took over on their own 14-yard line. Park Center kept the ball on the ground. Desman Scott came up with a short run for a first down. On 4th-and-7 Park Center punted the ball.

Southwest took over on its own 46-yard line. Southwest’s Jaden Reed came up with a first down reception. On 4th-and-4 Southwest punted the ball.

Park Center took over on its own 25-yard line. Park Center moved the ball down the field.

Park Center called a timeout with 1:58 left in the first quarter. The score was tied at 0.

Park Center punted on 4th-and-4. There was a bad snap and Park Center couldn’t get the ball off.

Southwest took over on the Park Center 13-yard line. Southwest fumbled the ball and Park Center recovered the ball on the 25-yard line.

Park Center kept the ball down the ground.

After one quarter of play, the score was tied at 0.

Park Center punted on 4th-and-25.

Southwest took over on the Park Center 45-yard line. Southwest fumbled the ball and Park Center recovered the ball.

Park Center’s Desmond Scott came up with a long run after a penalty on Park Center. On 4th-and-14
 Park Center went for it but they were not able to come up with a first down and turned the ball over on downs.

Southwest moved the ball down the field through the air. Southwest’s Marcus Mattox came up with a first down reception. Southwest came up with first downs.

Southwest’s Nate Martes came up with a 2-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 5:28 left in the second quarter, the score was Southwest 7, Park Center 0.

Park Center took over on their own 30-yard line. Park Center fumbled the ball and Southwest took over on the Park Center 34-yard line.

Southwest TK Marshall came up with a long run for a first down. Southwest went for it. Nick Flashkamp came up with a 6-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 3:26 left in the second quarter the score as Southwest 14, Park Center 0.

Park Center took over on its own 35-yard line. Park Center looked to the air as they wanted to get a first down. On 4th-and-7 Park Center punted the ball.

Southwest took over on their own 34-yard line.

Park Center called a timeout with 3:14 left in the second quarter. The score was Southwest 14, Park Center 0.

Southwest couldn’t move the ball down the field.

Park Center called a timeout with 1:31 left in the second quarter. The score was Southwest 14, Park Center 0.

Southwest punted the ball on 4th-and-18.

Park Center took over on their own 14-yard line. They were not able to move the ball late.

At halftime, the score was Southwest 14, Park Center 0.

Southwest kicked off to start the third quarter. Park Center took over on their own 35-yard line. Park Center kept the ball on the ground as they looked to move the ball down the field in traffic. Park Center moved the ball down the field and got first down on the ground.

Southwest called a timeout with 10:07 left in the third quarter. The score was Southwest 14, Park Center 0.

Park Center turned the ball over on downs.

Southwest took over on the Park Center 42-yard line. Marshall came up with a first down run that put the ball on the 15-yard line.

Southwest attempted a 27-yard field goal attempt. There was a false start on Southwest. Southwest went for it on 4th-and-22. They were not able to come up with a first down.

Park Center took over on its own 22-yard line. Park Center couldn’t move the ball down the field. Park Center moved the ball down the field once again as they looked to get into the end zone. Park Center tuned the ball over on downs.

Southwest took over on its own 44-yard line. Southwest moved the ball down the field on the ground.

After three quarters of play, the score was Southwest 14, Park Center 0.

Southwest punted on 4th-and-13.

Park Center went to the air early in the fourth quarter. Park Center couldn’t move the ball and they punted on 4th-ad-6.

Southwest took over on their own 45-yard line. Southwest looked through the air again as they wanted to get the ball down the field again. Southwest fumbled the ball and Park Center took over on the Southwest 30-yard line.

Park Center kept the ball on the ground, and they looked to get into the end zone. Marcus Freeman came up with an 11-yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was not good.

With 5:38 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Southwest 14, Park Center 6.

Southwest took over on their own 40-yard line. Southwest moved the ball down the field as they looked for a first down. They were not able to come up with a first down and they punted on 4th-and-6.

The ball went into the end zone and Park Center took over on their own 20-yard line. Park Center kept the ball on the ground late in the game.

Park Center called a timeout with 1:11 left in the fourth quarter. The score was Southwest 14, Park Center 6.

Park Center moved the ball down the field and came Marcus Freeman came up with a 6-yard touchdown reception. The two-point conversion was not good.

With 35 seconds left in regulation, the score was Southwest 14, Park Center 12.

Both teams played hard throughout the game. Southwest was all over the field. Southwest came away with the 14-12 victory over Park Center.

ST. JOHNS WENT UP AGAINST ST. THOMAS IN A FOOTBALL GAME

It was a historic day at Allianz Field in downtown St. Paul as St. Johns and St. Thomas went up against each other in a football game. Allianz Field is the home of the Minnesota United Soccer team. On Oct. 19, American football was key was St. Johns and St. Thomas renewed their historic rivalry at Allianz Field.

St. John’s kicked off to start the game. St. Thomas took over on their own 25-yard line. St. Thomas looked to keep the ball on the ground on their first drive. St. Thomas moved the ball both threw the air and the ground. St. Thomas punted on 4th-down. The punt went into the end zone St. Johns took over on their own 20-yard line.

St. Johns was intercepted by Tommy Fuller. St. Thomas kept the running attack going as they looked to get into the red zone. St. Thomas Grant Slavik came up with a six-yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was good.

With 6:41 left in the first quarter. The score was St. Thomas 7, St. Johns 0.

St. John’s on their own 25-yard line. St. Johns couldn’t get a first down and punted on 4th-down.

With 3:23 left in the first quarter the score was St. Thomas 14, St. Johns 0.

St. Johns moved the ball down the field and 28, came up with a 28-yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was good.

With 1 second left in the first quarter, the score was St. Thomas 14, St. Johns 7.

St. Thomas started the drive on their own 25-yard line. Gabe Green came up with a 26-yard first down reception. St. Thomas couldn’t move the ball down the field, and they punted on 4th-and 5.

St. Johns looked to get into the end zone early in the quarter. St. Johns moved the ball down the field as they looked to get into the end zone. On 4th-and-4 from the 33-yard line St. Johns went for it and they were not able to come up with a first down.

St. Thomas took over on their own 32-yard line. St. Thomas once again was on the move down the field as they looked to the end zone. St. Thomas Tom Loeffler came up with a 33-first down reception. On 4th-and-9 from the 20-yard line St. Thomas attempted a 37-yard field goal. Which was not good.

With 3:53 left in the second quarter, the score was St. Thomas 14, St. Johns 7.

St. Johns Jack Kemper came up with a huge first down reception. Ravi Alston looked to get into the end zone late in the second quarter. St. Johns Henry Trost came up with a 1-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was not good.

With 1:36 left in the second quarter, the score was St. Thomas 14, St. Johns 13.

St. Thomas took over on their own 30-yard line. St. Thomas moved the ball down the field.

St. Johns called a timeout with 49 seconds left in the second quarter.

St. Thomas called a timeout with 49 seconds left in the second quarter. 

St. Thomas punted on 4th-and-1.

St. Johns took over on their own 6-yard line. St. Johns moved the ball down the field as they looked to get into the end zone late in the second quarter.

At halftime, the score was St. Thomas 14, St. Johns 13.

St. Johns took over on their own 25-yard line. St. Johns continued to look through the air on the first drive of the third quarter. St. John’s Jackson Erdman the quarterback took to the air as they moved the ball down the field. St. Johns found the end zone on a Tyler Johnson 3-yard touchdown reception.

The two-point conversion was good. There was a flag on the play on St. Johns. St. John’s’ extra point attempt was not good.

With 12:58 left in the third quarter the score St. Johns 19, St. Thomas 14.

St. Thomas took over on their own 25-yard line. St. Thomas’ Josh Parks came up with a 68-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was not good.

With 12:11 left in the third quarter the score St. Thomas 20, St. Johns 19.

St. Johns took over on their own 25-yard line. St. Johns moved the ball down the filed as they took to the air for first downs. Kai Barber came up with a 29-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion was not good.

With 9:11 left in the third quarter, the score was St. Johns 25, St. Thomas 20.

St. Thomas took over on their own 25-yard line. St. Thomas kept the defense guessing if they were going to the passing attack or the ground game. The St. John’s defense slowed the offense down and St. Thomas punted on 4th-and-8.

St. Johns took over on their own 2-yard line. St. Johns moved the ball down the field, and they went to switching between the passing and running game. On 4th-and-16 St. Johns punted the ball.

St. Thomas took over on St. Johns’ 46-yard line.

After three quarters of play, the score was St. Johns 25, St. Thomas 20.

St. Thomas got into the red zone as they looked to get into the end zone early in the quarter.  St. Thomas turned the ball over downs.

St. Johns got the ball on their own 6-yard line. St. Johns was once again on the move down the field as they looked down the field. St. Johns was determined to get into the end zone. St. Johns found the end zone on a 2-yard run by Kai Barber. The extra point attempt was not good.

With 6:47 left in the fourth quarter, the score was St. Johns 31, St. Thomas 20.

St. Thomas took over on their own 27-yard line. St. Thomas moved the ball down the field but punted on 4th-down.

St. Thomas called a timeout with 3:09 left in the fourth quarter. The score was St. Johns 31, St. Thomas 20.

St. Thomas called a timeout with 3:05 left in the fourth quarter. The score was St. Johns 31, ST. Thomas 20.

St. Johns T.J. Hodge came up with a 17-yard reception for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good.

With 34 seconds left in regulation, the score was St. Johns 38, St. Thomas 20.

St. Johns came away with the 38-20 victory over St. Thomas.

The attendance of the game was 19,50.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA GOPHERS WOMEN’S OPEN MAROON AND GOLD SHOWCASE

On Oct. 13, the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team held a Maroon and Gold Showcase. This was the first time that the media and fans got a chance to see the 2019-2020 Minnesota Gophers women’s basketball team in action. 

The team came out and was warming up as they would under normal game conditions. Then the whole basketball staff was introduced to the crowd including the practice squad and team managers. The practice squad was in their maroon practice gear and the women basketball team was in their gold practice gear. 

After the introductions, they put 20 minutes on the clock. The practice squad and the Gophers team then went to different ends of the court and started with layup drills and mid-range jump shots. 

After the warmup period, Lindsay Whalen talked to her players and then the team went up against the male practice players. There were officials and Whalen were instructing her players from the sideline. Then they put 10 minutes on the clock and the practice squad
 went up against the Gopher women’s team. 

After the first quarter, it was the Gophers 24, Practice Squad 17.

Destiny Pitts, the junior out of Detroit Michigan looked good. She came up with mid-range jump shots and layups. She was able to get her teammates in offense. 

The practice squad gave the Gophers troubles inside. 

There was a media timeout with 4:51 left in the second quarter. The score was Gophers 34, Practice Squad 29.  

Both teams continued to run plays and move the ball down the floor. They both ran plays on the offensive end. 

At halftime, the score was Gophers 41, Practice Squad 35. 

As the third quarter got underway the Gophers continued to push the ball down the floor and looked to score baskets in transition. 

There was a media timeout with 4:44 left in the third quarter the score was Gophers 53, Practice Squad 46. 

The Gophers used a fast break to get down the floor and score baskets in transition.  

After three quarters the score was Gophers 58, Practice Squad 50. 

As the fourth quarter got underway the Gophers continued to push the ball down the court and looked for layups in transition. 

There was a media timeout with 6:07 left in the fourth quarter. The score was Practice Squad 63, Minnesota 62. 

Minnesota continued to push the ball down the floor and score baskets in transition. 

There was a media timeout with 3:39 left in regulation. The score was Practice Squad 64, Minnesota 68. 

As the scrimmage ended both teams continued to attack the basket. 

The Practice Squad came away with the 75-67 victory over Minnesota. 

After the game Minnesota head coach Lindsay Whalen talked to the media about the open scrimmage and the outlook to the season. Also, Destiny Pitts, Jasmine Brunson, and Kadi Sissoko talked to the media about the scrimmage and the season. 

Overall, I am excited about this Gopher women’s basketball season. Last season the Gophers fished with an overall record of 21-11. They were 9-9 in the Big Ten Conference. They lost in the Second Round of the WNIT. 

Friday, December 6, 2019

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS WENT UP AGAINST MINNESOTA GOPHERS IN A FOOTBALL GAME

On Oct. 12, Nebraska went up against Minnesota in a football game. The temperature at the start of the game was around 37 degrees with a wind chill around 28 degrees. Some of the Gopher players were warming up with no shirts on about two hours before the start of the game, as they were getting acclimated to the weather conditions.

Minnesota kicked off to start the game. The kickoff went into the end zone. Nebraska got the ball on their own 25-yard line. Nebraska started Noah Vedral at quarterback. Vedral kept the ball himself as he looked to move the ball down the field. Nebraska’s Wan’Dale Robinson came up with runs as he looked to carry the ball down the field. On 4th-and-2 Nebraska went for it. Nebraska turned the ball over on downs.

Minnesota took over on its own 29-yard line. Minnesota looked to get the ball into the hands of wide receiver Tyler Johnson. Teammate Rodney Smith came up with a 35-yard run for a first down. Minnesota kept on marching down the field as he looked to get the ball into the end zone. Tanner Morgan found Chris Autman-Bell for a 15-yard touchdown reception. The extra point By Michael Lantz was good.

With 7:31 left in the first quarter, the score was Minnesota 7, Nebraska 0.

The ball went into the end zone and Nebraska took over on their own 25-yard line. Nebraska’s JD Spielman came up with a 51-yard reception. The defensive pressure that Minnesota applied made it difficult for Nebraska to move the ball down the field. Nebraska punted on 4th-and-22.

Minnesota took over on its own 13-yard line. Minnesota’s Rodney Smith got the ball and made the Nebraska defense tackle him.

Minnesota called a timeout with 3:30 left in the first quarter. The score was Minnesota 7, Nebraska 0.

Johnson came up with catching and was able to keep moving down the field after catching the ball. Morgan looked deep down the field for his receivers. Minnesota punted on 4th-and-9.

Nebraska took over on their own 33-yard line. Vedral came up with short runs that took time off the clock and moved the chains.

After one quarter of play, the score was Minnesota 7, Nebraska 0.

Nebraska called a timeout with 14:12 left in the second quarter. The score was Minnesota 7, Nebraska 0.

Nebraska’s Noah Vedral kept the ball but couldn’t go anywhere. On 4th-and-18 Nebraska punted the ball. The ball went into the end zone for a touchback.

Minnesota took over on its own 20-yard line. Minnesota Brooks came up with a 25-yard first-down run. Jake Paulson came up with an 8-yard reception. Smith came up with a 15-yard run. Smith kept on coming up with runs after the catch to get Minnesota in the red zone.

Mohamed Ibrahim ran for 15-yards for a touchdown. Michael Lantz’s extra point attempt was good.

With 10:15 left in the second quarter, the score was Minnesota 14, Nebraska 0.

Nebraska looked to move the ball down the field once again. But they were not able to move the ball down the field and they punted the ball on 4th-down.

Minnesota took over deep in their zone. Ibrahim came up with a first down run. Brooks came up with a first down run. Minnesota’s Brooks came up with a 28-yard run. Minnesota continued to push the ball down the field.

Nebraska called a timeout with 1:54 left in the second quarter. The score was Minnesota 14, Nebraska 0.

Minnesota went for it on 4th-and-8 on the Nebraska 35-yard line but they were called for a delay of game. They then punted on 4th-and-8.

Nebraska took over on its own 35-yard line. Nebraska looked to the air to move the ball down the field once again. Nebraska punted the ball on 4th-and-3.

Minnesota started on its own 12-yard line.

Minnesota called a timeout with 33 seconds left in the second quarter. The score was Minnesota 14, Nebraska 0.

Minnesota ran out the clock to end the second quarter.

At halftime, the score was Minnesota 14, Nebraska 0.

Nebraska kicked off to start the third quarter. Minnesota’s Johnson came up with a 45-yard reception for a first down. Minnesota looked to get into the end zone early in the third quarter. Smith looked to get into the end zone. The whole offense got involved in the play. Minnesota’s Ibrahim came up with a 5-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt by Lantz was good.

With 12:41 left in the third quarter, the score was Minnesota 21, Nebraska 0.

The ball went into the end zone for a touchback. Nebraska started the drive on their own 25-yard line. Nebraska’s Dedrick Mills came up with a 13-yard first-down run. Then the Nebraska offense sputtered. Nebraska punted on 4th-and-3.

But they faked the punt but were not able to come up with a first down and turned the ball over on downs.

Minnesota took over on its own 47-yard line. Minnesota continued to look to get the ball down the field. Minnesota punted on 4th-and-8.

Nebraska took over on their own 2-yard line. Nebraska once again kept the ball on the ground as they had a long way to go for a touchdown. Nebraska punted the ball on 4th-and-8.

Minnesota took over on the Nebraska 45-yard line. Minnesota kept the ball on the ground for a period in the third quarter. Minnesota’s Smith looked to get past the Nebraska defense. Brooks came up with a 5-yard run.

Minnesota called a timeout with 3:20 left in the third quarter. The score was Minnesota 21, Nebraska 0.

Smith came up with a 1-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt by Lantz was good.

With 3:16 left in the third quarter, the score was Minnesota 28, Nebraska 0.

Nebraska took over on the 25-yard line as a result of a touchback. Nebraska had a hard time once again moving the ball down the field. On 4th-and-15 Nebraska punted the ball.

Minnesota took over on the Nebraska 46-yard line. Morgan found Johnson on a 45-yard reception. Ibrahim found the end zone on a 1-yard run. The extra point by Lantz was not good.

With 1:41 left in the third quarter, the score was Minnesota 34, Nebraska 0.

Nebraska fumbled the kickoff and Minnesota took over on the Nebraska 19-yard line. The call was overturned by replay. Nebraska got the ball back on their own 20-yard line. Nebraska’s Kade Warner came up with a long catch that gave Nebraska a first down.

After three quarters of play, the score was Minnesota 34, Nebraska 0.

Nebraska looked to get into the end zone early in the fourth quarter as Mills ran it in for a 2-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 12:32 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Minnesota 34, Nebraska 7.

The kickoff went into the end zone for a touchback. Minnesota took over on its own 25-yard line. Minnesota’s Ibrahim came up with a short run that made it 4th-and-4.

Minnesota called a timeout with 10:21 left in the fourth quarter. The score was Minnesota 34, Nebraska 7.

Minnesota punted on 4th-and-4.

Nebraska took over on their own 44-yard line. Nebraska’s Andrew Bunch came up as the quarterback. Bunch couldn’t find his receivers down the field. Nebraska punted on 4th down.

Minnesota couldn’t move the ball down the field, and they punted the ball on 4th-down.

Nebraska got the ball back on the Minnesota 40-yard line. They were not able to move the ball down the field and punted the ball on 4th down.

Minnesota got the ball back and moved the ball down the field again. Ibrahim once again made some swift moves down the field.

Both teams played hard throughout the game. Neither team gave up. Minnesota came away with the 34-7 victory over Nebraska.


MINNESOTA STATE MOORHEAD WENT UP AGAINST CONCORDIA ST. PAUL IN A FOOTBALL GAME

It was homecoming on the campus of Concordia University-St. Paul on Oct. 12, Minnesota State Moorhead went up against Concordia St. Paul in a football game. The weather to start the game was cold and there were snow flurries. Going into the game Moorhead had a record of 3-2 and Concordia also had a record of 3-2.

Concordia kicked off to start the game. Moorhead took over on their own 35-yard line. Moorhead kept the ball on the ground on their first drive. Moorhead started Mathew Plasterer at quarterback. On 4th-and-15 Moorhead punted.

Concordia took over on their own 29-yard line. Maxon Hutton started at quarterback for Concordia. Hutton used his speed to get past the defenders for a first down. Concordia’s Maxon Hutton completed a 28-yard pass to Darios Crawley-Reid for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was good.

With 8:42 left in the first quarter, the score was Concordia 7, Moorhead 0.

Moorhead looked to move the ball down the field once again. The Concordia defense came up big as they were able to slow down the Moorhead offense. On 4th-and-14, Moorhead punted. They muffed the ball and Concordia took over on the 1-yard line.

Concordia took over on the 1yard line and Shaq Johnson came up with a 1-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good by Danny Laudet was good.

With 6:39 left in the first quarter, the score was Concordia 14, Moorhead 0.

The ball went into the end zone and Moorhead got the ball on their own 25-yard line. Moorhead fumbled the ball, but they recovered the ball.

Moorhead called a timeout with 5:47 left in the first quarter. The score was Concordia 14, Moorhead 0.

Moorhead punted the ball on 4th-and-19.

Concordia took over on the Moorhead’s 46-yard line. Concordia moved the ball down the field through both the run and passing attack. Hutton looked for his receivers down the field. Hutton was intercepted by Matt Schoh.

Moorhead started on its own 20-yard line. Moorhead tried to pass the ball down the field. Moorhead’s Ty Jochim came up with short running plays that kept the chains moving.

Moorhead called a timeout with 11 seconds left in the first quarter.

Moorhead punted on 4th-down.

After one quarter of play, the score was Concordia 14, Moorhead 0.

Concordia took over on their own 47-yard line. Concordia looked to the air but was not able to come up with a first down. Concordia punted on 4th-down. The punt was blocked.

Moorhead took over on the Concordia 33-yard line. Plasterer looked to get past the defense. Moorhead moved the ball down the field. Grady Bresnahan came up with a first down reception. Zach Sweep came up with a short run that set up a 4th-and-3 on the 4-yard line. They went for it. There were not able to come up with a first down and turned the ball over on downs.

Concordia took over on their own 4-yard line. Concordia moved the ball down the field. On 4th-and-7 Concordia punted the ball.

Moorhead took over on their own 35-yard line. Ryan Bieberdorf came up with a first down reception. Moorhead was intercepted.

Concordia took over on their own 34-yard line. Concordia couldn’t move the ball down the field, and they punted on 4th-and-4.

Moorhead took over on their own 25-yard line. Moorhead couldn’t move the ball down the field and punted the ball. Concordia fumbled the ball and Moorhead came away with the ball.

Moorhead took over on the Concordia 20-yard line. Moorhead looked to get into the end zone late in the quarter.

Moorhead called a timeout with 1:28 left in the second quarter. The score was Concordia 14, Moorhead 0.

Moorhead attempted a 26-yard field goal which was good.

With 41.2 seconds left in the second quarter, the score was Concordia 14, Moorhead 3.

Concordia took over on their own 20-yard line. They let the clock run out.

At halftime, the score was Concordia 14, Moorhead 3.

Moorhead kicked off to start the third quarter. Concordia looked to the air on the first drive of the quarter. They were not able to move the ball down the field early. On 4th-and-23 Concordia punted.

Jack Sweep fumbled the ball and Concordia came up with it and took over on the Moorhead 34-yard line.

Concordia’s Hutton got his teammates the ball where they could make plays. Olsgaard came up with long runs for a first down. The defensive pressure that Moorhead started out with made it difficult for Concordia to make plays early in the third quarter.

Concordia attempted a 48-yard field goal attempt which was no good.

Moorhead took over on their own 31-yard line. Moorhead moved the ball down the field through the air. Moorhead went for it on 4th-and-1.
 

They were able to get a first down on a Matthew Plasterer short run. The defense stepped up and stopped the Moorhead offense. Moorhead punted on 4th-and-2.

Concordia took over on their own 13-yard line. Concordia’s Hutton was sacked and was getting flustered by the defensive pressure. Concordia punted on 4th-and-8.

Moorhead took over on the Concordia 45-yard line. Moorhead had trouble moving the ball and they had to punt the ball on 4th-and-30. The punt was fumbled.

Concordia took over on the Moorhead 20-yard line. Concordia looked to get into the end zone late in the quarter. Johnson came up with a first down run.

After three quarters of play, the score was Concordia 14, Moorhead 3.

Concordia attempted a 23-yard field goal attempt by Danny Laudet which was good.

With 14:17 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Concordia 17, Moorhead 3.

Moorhead tried to move the ball down the field but was not able to move the ball. On 4th-and-16
they punted the ball.

Concordia took over on the Moorhead 45-yard line. Johnson came up with a 24-yard run for a first down. On 4th-and-33 Concordia punted the ball.

Moorhead’s Carter Blackwell blocked the punt and came up with it. Moorhead took over on the Concordia 33-yard line. Moorhead looked to get into the end zone with under 9:00 left in the fourth quarter. Moorhead moved the ball down the field and got into the red zone.

Then the defense stepped up slowed down the Moorhead offense. On 4th-and-10 Moorhead went for it. Matthew Plasterer found Ryan Harvey-Turner for a 17-yard touchdown reception. The extra point attempt was good.

With 7:24 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Concordia 17, Moorhead 10.

Concordia started their drive on the Moorhead 17-yard line. Concordia punted on 4th-and-4.

Moorhead took over on their own 22-yard line. Herman Gray found some running room and was able to get a first down. Moorhead punted the ball.

Concordia took over on the Moorhead 39-yard line.

Moorhead called a timeout with 3:10 left in the fourth quarter. The score was Concordia 17, Moorhead 10.

Concordia got the ball into the hands of Johnson’s hands who came up with a first down run.

Concordia called a timeout with 2:27 left in the fourth quarter. The score was Concordia 17, Moorhead 10.

Crawley-Reid came up with a 17-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 2:20 left in the fourth quarter, the score was Concordia 24, Moorhead 10.

Moorhead took over deep in their own territory. Moorhead tried one last attempt to get into the end zone late in the quarter. Moorhead moved the ball down the field. Trent Marquet came up with a deep reception that put the ball on the 8-yard line. Plasterer came up with a 7-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt was good.

With 14.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the score was Concordia 24, Moorhead 17.
Concordia ran out the clock. Concordia came away with the 24-17 victory over Moorhead.