Football

Wed
12
Nov

Fourth-quarter rally stuns Mustangs

The Mounds View High School football team entered the state tournament with an unblemished record against teams from Minnesota. In those nine victories, the Mustangs had given up no more than 20 points.

Thu
06
Nov

Football: South St. Paul overcomes turnovers to gain state tournament berth

Game slips away from Hill-Murray in fourth quarter
On an unseasonably chilly Halloween, the Hill-Murray Pioneers' trip to South St. Paul for the Section 4AAAA football finals proved to be a frightful nightmare.
Things started well for the Pioneers, who took advantage of the Packers' three fumbles and led the entire first half. But the Packers, winners of the Metro East Conference, got back on track late in the game for a 35-21 victory.

Thu
06
Nov

A better day for Pioneers


(Linda Baumeister/Review)

It looked like Hill Murray was going to simply run away from the football competition Oct. 25 in Section 4AAAA semifinal action against Johnson.

Thu
06
Nov

Still plenty to work on for state-bound Mustangs

After rolling to a number of blowout victories this season, it might be easy for the outsider view of the Mounds View High School football team to be that it doesn’t have anything to improve on heading into this week’s state quarterfinals.

Fri
31
Oct

Huskies, Knights see football campaigns come to an end

The football teams from St. Anthony Village and Irondale high schools closed out their seasons last week with appearances in the playoffs. Here’s a look at how each team fared.

St. Anthony Village

Fri
31
Oct

State berth on the line Friday at Mustang Stadium

When the Mounds View High School football team takes the field on Friday night, it will be playing in its eighth consecutive section final. The Mustangs won the first four in that streak, but are winless in the last three.
If Mounds View is to snap that losing streak and reach the state tournament this year, it needs to take care of a surprise opponent in Blaine. The Bengals were the No. 6 seed in Section 5-6A but upset third-seeded Centennial last week.

Wed
29
Oct

Football: Hill-Murray only team left in football sectionals

North, Tartan bumped from playoffs
The Johnson Governors watched Pioneers Marshawn Wilson and Sam Westby put on a two-man show that ended with Hill-Murray gaining a 54-34 triumph Saturday, Oct. 25.
The win propelled the No. 2-seed Pioneers into the finals of the Section 4AAAA football playoffs, where they will face the South St. Paul Packers at 7 p.m., Oct 31 at South St. Paul.

Tue
28
Oct

Football post-season ends quickly for Raiders, Beacons

The prep football playoffs didn’t last long for the teams from Roseville Area High School and Concordia Academy. Both squads bowed out in the first round for the first time in a number of years.

Thu
23
Oct

Football: Pioneers run past Titans

Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7), who scored three touchdowns against Hill-Murray, takes off running. The Titans lost 52-30 at home Oct. 15.
Tartan junior running back Emmanuel Willies (7), who scored three touchdowns against Hill-Murray, takes off running. The Titans lost 52-30 at home Oct. 15. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Simley Spartans stop Polars
As they headed into their Wednesday, Oct. 15 football game, the Hill-Murray Pioneers had a specific opening plan against the Tartan Titans in Oakdale.
Hill-Murray coach Tony Danna explained, "We talked about it in the locker room that we were going to score on our first drive.

Wed
22
Oct

Prep football playoffs have arrived

Not that long ago, prep football teams around the state were going through two-a-day workouts in preparation for the upcoming season.

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