For those who mourn the end of the winter high school sports seasons, there's usually an all-star series of some sort to give you one extra week of prep action. The Bulletin-area high schools were well-represented in this year’s festivities.
With a pair of basketball teams that advanced at least as far as the section final, it’s not surprising that Roseville Area High School had some members of those teams amass some nice post-season honors.
Jakobi Jackson runs the football for Central High School, while his father, Paul, Harding High School’s defensive coordinator, watches in the background. (photo courtesy of Dave Greener)
Paul and Jakobi Jackson have much in common.
When Paul attended Central High School in the early 1980s he was, as his son Jakobi is now, a football star of considerable accomplishments.
Both of them scored several touchdowns as a running back and both played good defense. Paul did a lot of kicking and punting; Jakobi returned a lot of kicks and punts.
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.
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.
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.