Football: Spectrum nabs 1st win, at homecoming, 20-14 over West Lutheran

Jordy Ildvad of Spectrum speeds toward the end zone on route to a 60-yard touchdown pass at Youth Athletic Complex. In pursuit were West Lutheran’s Victor Dickson (7) and Andrew Toikinen (42). (Photo by Bruce Strand)


Three long pass plays for touchdowns lifted the Spectrum Sting to their first football victory, 20-14 over West Lutheran,in their homecoming game Friday.

Quarterback Tristan Rosby hit Andy Fellner deep on the sidelines for a 54-yard score in the first period, and nailed Jordy Ildvad over the middle on a third-and-long play for a 60-yard score in the third period.

Tristan Rosby, scrambling here, tossed three touchdown passes as the Sting picked up win number one at homecoming. Noah Ragone madee the tackle here. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Rosby and Ildvad connected again for a 31-yard TD in the fourth quarter, with Ildvad coming out of the backfield this time for a screen pass.

The Sting led 20-8 before giving up  touchdown with 55 seconds left, then ran out the clock.

Stefan Mayer and Fillipp Caminati led the Sting defensive effort while Nash Gleason made a pivotal play as well, sacking the quarterback and causing a fumble that Caminiti recovered.

Each team lost three fumbles in the first half.

A crowd of about 250 attended the game at Youth Athletic Complex,  enjoying the action on the berm along the sidelines.

The Sting, in their first season as a solo team (they had a paired team in 2009 that played mostly JV opponents), are 1-2 for the season. West Lutheran, of Plymouth, is 0-2.
Next for Spectrum is a game at Minneapolis North on Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon

Spectrum 20, West Lutheran 14

West Lutheran ……. 0   0   0  14 — 14
Spectrum …….……. 6   0    8   6 — 20

Spec—Andy Fellner 54 pass from Tristan Rosby (run failed)
Spec—Jordy Ildvad 60 pass from Rosby (Shane Herrlin pass from Rosby)
WL—Victor Dickson 2 run (Dickson run)
Spec—Ildvad 31 pass from Rosby (run failed)
WL—Nate Kieffer 3 run (run failed)

Spectrum coach Brett Wedlund addressed the team at halftime, leading 6-0. (Photo by Bruce Strand)