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The Rogers Royals, one of three state-ranked teams in the Section 6AAAAA tournament, were seeded third after a 7-1 regular season. The Royals will host No. 6 Willmar (3-5) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Willmar has lost four straight games in which they’ve led after three quarters each game but have been outscored 63-7 in [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder were seeded third in the Section 5AAAA football tournament after posting a 6-2 regular season record. The Thunder will host No. 6 Mound-Westonka (2-6) on Tuesday, 7 p.m., with the winner facing No. 2 Orono on Saturday, 3 p.m. in Orono. Thunder leaders include Austin May with 686 yards rushing and three [...]

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St. Michael-Albertville wound up with the top seed ahead of Elk River, with Rogers third, in the Section 6AAAAA football tournament that begins Tuesday.   “We were five points ahead, but lost the tiebreaker,” said Elk coach Steve Hamilton about complex scoring system.   The Elks had been six points ahead of Rogers going into [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River coach Steve Hamilton has a simple explanation for things like blowing a 35-7 lead and barely winning 42-40, as the Elks did against Blaine on Wednesday evening. “We want to make it entertaining,” he quipped. “People pay good money to watch football games.” And for not taking [...]

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The Albany Huskies scored the last four touchdowns and snapped the Zimmerman Thunder’s five-game win streak 35-10 in the conference finale Wednesday evening in Albany. The game was a duel for second place in the Granite Ridge Conference behind Becker, which beat them both and finished 7-0 in conference. Albany was 6-1 and Zimmerman 5-2 [...]

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By Rachel Finkbeiner When it comes to Rogers and St. Michael-Albertville and football, the win always goes down to the wire. This time the final minutes were not in the Royals’ favor as STMA ended their seven-game win streak 22-21 in a conference championship game Wednesday evening. “Every single game seems to come down to [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Conference championships are on the line for Rogers and Elk River in the final game of the regular season Wednesday evening while Zimmerman will likely be dueling for a second-place finish.   Blaine at Elk River The Elks, who’ve lost two straight after a 5-0 start, need a win over [...]

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The Spectrum football team won a wild one 62-32 over St. Paul Academy, their first victory after six losses, on Friday at home.   Shane Herrlin carried the ball 19 times for 202 yards and three touchdowns, including a 64-yard run.   Quarterback Ben Maki carried six times for 109 yards including a 53-yard touchdown. [...]

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