Football: Sting run strong but fall to St. Paul Academy 25-22

The Spectrum Sting rushed for 420 yards but came up short  25-22 against St. Paul Academy on Friday, at the Concordia-St. Paul field.

“We ran the ball really well but shot ourselves in the foot,” said coach Seth Mills. “We had a couple of fumbles that were un-caused, and penalties that took away big plays. On defense, we’ve got to work on getting better angles. They had two long runs for touchdowns which we could have prevented with better angles.”

Shane Herrlan, sophomore halfback, carried 34 times for approximately 280 yards. Ben Maki, junior quarterback, scored on runs of 60 and five yards and totaled 89 yards. Herrlan had a two-yard TD run. Erik Hansen ran for a pair of two-point conversions.

“Shane had a lot of runs in the 20’s and 30’s,” said Mills. “Our offensive line is really coming along.”

Spectrum (0-2) will have its first home game on the Spectrum Sports Complex when hosting St. James on Friday at 4 p.m.