Mounds View running back Danny DeWitt (2) takes a direct snap in the Mustangs' 38-0 win over Roseville on Sept. 19. DeWitt rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns against the Raiders. (photos courtesy of Dan McMahon Photography)
It was clear at the beginning of the season that the meat of the Mounds View High School football team's schedule was in the back half of the season.
The Suburban East Conference boys title chase in boys soccer has turned into a three-horse race and one of those contenders is Mounds View. The Mustangs entered this week as one of three teams with unblemished conference records.
Regular-season success against Cretin-Derham Hall proved elusive for a number of years for the Mounds View High School football team. The Mustangs lost seven straight regular-season games to the Raiders but have done better lately.
Although this is its first season in the Northwest Suburban Conference, the Irondale football team is already familiar with the location of its game this week. The Knights play Friday at Andover, the site of their final game last season.
Equaling last year's regular season was going to be tough to accomplish no matter how well the Mounds View High School girls soccer team performed this fall. Unbeaten seasons don't come along that often, and the Mustangs had one last year.
St. Anthony Village junior wideout Andrew Webster (9) turns upfield for a 10-yard gain in the first quarter of the Huskies' win over New Life Academy on Sept. 12. Chasing Webster is New Life Academy cornerback Nathan Parry. (Courtesy of Dave Wiggins Photography)
St. Anthony Village senior running back Donovan Jones (28) looks for running room as New Life Academy cornerback Matt Teigland closes in during the Huskies’ 40-21 victory on Sept. 12. (Courtesy of Dave Wiggins Photography)
After winning only two games in 2013, the St. Anthony Village High School football team is off to a 3-0 start this fall. While the Huskies are enjoying the positive start to the season, they are also trying to keep it all in perspective.