Elk River football

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor As .500 seasons go, Elk River’s 2012 football campaign had plenty of excitement packed in. The Elks were 2-6 at one point, but won four straight, including their first three playoff wins since 2004, and picked up the program’s first trophy since 1992 by winning their section. Their state [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor If you’re going to get beat in the state tournament, it’s probably best to go down with a clear-cut verdict. No question, St. Thomas Academy was the better team as they ended Elk River’s exhilarating, long-awaited playoff run with a 30-7 conquest on Friday night in Osseo. “We had [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It turns out that Elk River has a winning streak going against St. Thomas Academy, its state tournament opponent Friday night. The local boys, we are told by local football historian Jon McLean, won the only previous meeting of the two schools. OK, that was in 1915, but still. “Is [...]

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Tickets for Elk River’s state tournament football game against St. Thomas Academy will be on sale at the high school’s main office on Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to noon. The game will be played Friday at 7 p.m. at Osseo. Tickets cost $8 for adults [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor An explosive St. Thomas Academy team with a healthy respect for Elk River’s ability to score will be the Elks opponent in their first state tournament game since 1993. The Elks, 6-5 with four straight wins, take on the Cadets, 9-1 and averaging 38 points, on Friday at Osseo, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor One prized commodity that the Elk River football team lacks is the big, strong kids who can overpower you one-on-one. Except for Jordan Meyer, that is. This senior tackle, formerly tight end, stands  6-foot-4 and  carries 235 well-packed pounds. He is very athletic to boot,  blessed with, as coaches put [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There are many ways to win football games. When the Elk River Elks found their tried-and-true method wasn’t working Friday night, they took on a completely different personality and beat St. Michael-Albertville 24-10, capturing their school’s first section crown since 1992. “Like we told the kids last week, sometimes [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River  will take on a close neighbor it’s never beaten in football, St. Michael-Albertville, on Friday night for the Class 5A, Section 6 crown, in St. Michael. Actually their history goes back only two years but the Elks lost to the Knights both during their 0-9 season in 2010 [...]

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Dennis Bardashevskiy, Elk River tailback, was named as WCCO Radio’s Old Dutch High School Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound “had a phenomenal game against Rogers in the Class 5A Section 6 semifinals, carrying 25 times for a school-record 370 yards and five touchdowns,” stated the  press release issued by The Morning [...]

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