football

  by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Colin Anderson, who arrived in Elk River in 1980 dejected over a missed chance to compete in the Olympics as a shot-putter, and stayed 33 years as a teacher, football coach and weight-lifting mentor, died Nov. 10 of cancer at age 62. “Colin made a major impact on a […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Adam Heyer broke his foot late in his junior season at Rogers and missed some big games at the end of the year, but came back strong and contributed mightily to an 8-2 season this fall. “Adam worked so hard to get back, between seasons,” coach Marc Franz said. “Usually […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Big thrill one week, big thud the next week. That was the story of Elk River’s playoff run as a surprisingly good season ended with a 38-12 blowout loss to St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 6AAAAA finals Friday night. “We need to play Rogers every week,” lamented Elk coach […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s main concern in its section football championship clash with St. Michael-Albertville will be Jackson Greenwaldt. On Halloween, as always, the senior quarterback is the Knights’ scariest athlete. “Jackson is a special player, and we hope that we can limit his big plays, because he is going to make […]

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The Orono Spartans took a quick 22-0 lead on Zimmerman and went on to defeat the Thunder 43-7 in the Section 5AAAA semifinals on Saturday in Orono. The Thunder, finishing 7-3, were unable to slow down the Spartans, who feature both a 1,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher. “Our guys showed a lot of character and […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Zac Syverson had to sit out most of the second half in Elk River’s 17-10 upset loss at Anoka two weeks ago when he pinched a nerve in his shoulder. His absence was glaring. “We missed him dramatically,” stated coach Steve Hamilton about the senior tackle and defensive end who […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The outcome of Elk River vs. Rogers football always seems to be a surprise. The only solid prediction about Saturday’s duel in Elk River, 3 p.m., based on past results, is that it won’t be boring. The Elks, 6-2 and seeded second in a Section 6AAAAA field with three top-five […]

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A pair of explosive offensive teams will be on display when the Elk River Elks host the Rogers Royals on Saturday in the Section 6AAAAA semifinals at 3 p.m. The No. 2 seeded Elks (6-2) are scoring 37 points per game. The No. 3 seeded Royals (8-1) are averaging 46 per game. The outcome will […]

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