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.
Despite the fact that there has been no wintry weather blowing through the upper Midwest yet, the high school winter sports seasons have arrived. A half-dozen sports have already had their first practices.
After beating the same opponent in the previous three section finals, the Roseville Area High School volleyball team saw a different squad on the other side of the net in the Section 4AAA championship match last week.
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.