High school football season
The top two teams in the Minneapolis High School Football Conference, North and Washburn, squared off on a brisk rainy night. The field conditions were wet. There was a light mist throughout the night.
North had the ball first and got intercepted. Montrell Wade for Washburn was able to find the endzone on a short yard run and got the first Washburn touchdown.
North tried to use both the run and pass in the first quarter, and both teams did their fair share of slipping and sliding on the field.
As the second quarter got underway the North Polars got on the board as Carlton Littlejohn found the endzone for a touchdown.
Montrell Wade for Wash-burn was able to find big yardage and Cedric Camble was able to come up with a touchdown. On the next play North’s Lionel Dale ran the ball back on the kick-off for a touchdown. The score was tied at 14 at the half.
Both teams tried to run the ball in the third quarter, but this was difficult because of poor field conditions.
Washburn tried a couple of long bombs late in regulation, but interceptions dogged them. Kyle Hilding had a 14-yard field goal at the buzzer to win the game, and Washburn came away with a 17-14 victory.
In other action, South and Southwest tangled on a cloudy afternoon.
On the opening drive, Southwest’s John Berry scored a rushing touchdown to give the Southwest Lakers a 6-0 lead. Southwest quarterback, Ayrton Scott, did a good job of getting set and getting people in place, and, soon, John Berry got another Southwest touchdown.
Both teams did a good job on defense as they battled to get the ball, but Southwest was able to keep pounding the ball up the field.
Southwest found the end zone again as Danny Kernan scored on a short touchdown run. South got the ball back and tried to make something happen. They did find the endzone as Lamarr Sulivan got a touchdown. Southwest was able to find the endzone again and John Berry scored another
touchdown with under a minute left in the second quarter. South fumbled the ball on the 15 yard line to give the ball back to Southwest where they let the clock run out with 16.9 seconds left.
At halftime the score was Minneapolis Southwest 26 and Minneapolis South 6.
The Lakers have done a good job on both sides of the ball, as they were able to fend off the Tiger attack. South played very hard. They did not give up.
But the score after another touchdown was Southwest 36 and South 6.
On South’s next drive they got intercepted and had to give the ball back to Southwest.
Evan Gray found the endzone for the Lakers and with that touchdown the score was Southwest 42 and South 6.
South went on the attack, as they wanted to get something going. They were able to find the endzone on a Chris Hatcher touchdown catch. With that touchdown with 2:04 remaining in regulation the score was Southwest 42 and South 12.
Minneapolis South gave it one last shot as they tried to make a mad dash to the end zone as time was winding down in the game. South was able to score a touchdown as Soly made a touchdown reception, and Chris Hatcher made the two-point conversion. With 29 seconds left in the fourth quarter the final score was Southwest 42 and South 20.