Football

Sun
15
Nov

Packers advance in Class 4A state tournament by defeating Rocori

South St. Paul’s making its first appearance in football championship game

East Metro Conference perennial powerhouse South St. Paul took a huge step forward Saturday, Nov. 7, when it played the Rocori Spartans in the Class 4A state football tournament.
The Packers (11-1) gained a 19-14 victory to advance into the championship game against the undefeated Becker Bulldogs Friday, Nov. 13, at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. It was the first time the Packers had made it to the state tournament football finals.

Sun
08
Nov

South St. Paul dominates quarterfinal game, 37-14

Packers rack up 3 TDs before Fridley scores

South St. Paul 37 - Fridley 14

The South St. Paul Packers' running game was clicking in their Class 4A quarterfinal state tournament battle with the Fridley Tigers Friday, Oct. 30, at Macalester College football stadium.

Sun
08
Nov

St. Thomas squeaks past North in state tournament quarterfinals

From left, free safety Alex Hallman, and linebackers Andrew Allen and Hugh Burke, all seniors on the St. Thomas Academy Cadets team, block an offensive approach by the North St. Paul Polars during the Class 5A quarterfinal state tournament game Friday, Oct. 30. St. Thomas went on to win in the 7-0 game. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
From left, free safety Alex Hallman, and linebackers Andrew Allen and Hugh Burke, all seniors on the St. Thomas Academy Cadets team, block an offensive approach by the North St. Paul Polars during the Class 5A quarterfinal state tournament game Friday, Oct. 30. St. Thomas went on to win in the 7-0 game. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Game was scoreless until final 2 minutes

St. Thomas 7 - North 0

After winning eight consecutive football games, the highly successful North High Polars were handed a last-minute, season-ending loss by the St. Thomas Academy Cadets in the Class 5A quarterfinal state tournament game Friday, Oct. 30.

Wed
04
Nov

North loses a heartbreaker to St. Thomas in state tournament

North High senior Isaiah Koran (16) charges ahead looking for an opening in third quarter State Class 5A quarterfinal action against St. Thomas Academy at Woodbury High School. The Polars lost in the final minutes 7-0 Oct. 30. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
North High senior Isaiah Koran (16) charges ahead looking for an opening in third quarter State Class 5A quarterfinal action against St. Thomas Academy at Woodbury High School. The Polars lost in the final minutes 7-0 Oct. 30. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Game was scoreless until final 2 minutes

St. Thomas 7 - North 0

After winning eight consecutive football games, the highly successful North High Polars were handed a last-minute, season-ending loss by the St. Thomas Academy Cadets in the Class 5A quarterfinal state tournament game Friday, Oct. 30.

Sun
01
Nov

South St. Paul routs Simley in Section 3 title game

Packers gain 3rd straight state tournament appearance

South St. Paul 27 - Simley 7
The Simley Spartans had hopes of gaining a berth in the Class 4A state tournament last week, but first they had to get past conference rival South St. Paul in the Section 3 championship game.

Wed
28
Oct

Polars headed to State

Polar seniors Sam Rousseau Syring (8) and Louie Varland (11) attempt to stop down Mahtomedi’s Lucas Honebrink (26) in the second quarter Section 4 Class 5A final. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Polar seniors Sam Rousseau Syring (8) and Louie Varland (11) attempt to stop down Mahtomedi’s Lucas Honebrink (26) in the second quarter Section 4 Class 5A final. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

North’s close win over Mahtomedi lifts team to next level

North 16 - Mahtomedi 10
When asked if he knew when the North High Polars had last advanced to the state football tournament, an energized Eric Longtin replied, “It was in 1998, but I don’t remember the game. I was in Texas at the time.”

Wed
21
Oct

Titans drop opening playoff game; Hill-Murray claims gridiron triumph

The playoffs began for both the Tartan Titans and Hill-Murray Pioneers this past Wednesday when games were moved up on the calendar due to the MEA break.

Wed
21
Oct

Knights blitz Orioles for payback, playoff victory

A frustrated Irondale High School football coach Ben Fuller lamented his team's performance in a loss to St. Louis Park in week six of the regular season.

Wed
21
Oct

Huskies rally for playoff upset victory

After falling behind by 10 points in the third quarter of its playoff opener last week, it would have been easy for the St. Anthony Village High School football team to pack it in.

Wed
21
Oct

Offense struggles as Mounds View falls in playoff opener

Keeping up offensively hasn't usually been a problem for the Mounds View High School football team but this year was different.

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