Not much went right for the Concordia Academy football team in its playoff opener last week. The Beacons gave up three first-quarter touchdowns and the ensuing two-point conversions and went on to lose 44-0 to Spectrum.
The Roseville Area High School volleyball team last week took the first step toward another berth in the state tournament. The Raiders, in search of a fifth consecutive trip to downtown St. Paul, rolled in their section playoff opener.
The Concordia Academy football team hasn’t won a game since the first week of the season. The team the Beacons beat back then was Spectrum, which went on to finish the regular season with a .500 record.
After a one-year hiatus, it appears that the Section 4AAA volleyball title will once again come down to Roseville and North St. Paul. They are the top two seeds in the section and are playing the best of any teams in the section.
Only one Class 6A high school football team with a losing record is opening the playoffs at home this week. Hopkins is that team and it has the same record as Roseville, which did not get a first-round home playoff game.
The high school football regular season has reached week eight, which means games on Wednesday because of the teachers’ convention. It also means that teams have one more chance to prepare for the post-season.
As a freshman, Barnabas Preble was the No. 2 runner on the Concordia Academy boys cross country team in 2015. The top Beacon from last year was a senior and Preble has stepped into the No. 1 spot this season as a sophomore.