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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Losing their starting quarterback did not faze the Zimmerman Thunder as they rolled to a 38-0 victory over the Milaca Wolves on Friday evening. Sparked by sophomore backup QB Alex Riley and a dominating defense, the Thunder (6-1) posted to their fifth straight win, at home. Milaca fell to [...]

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The Rogers football team can now turn their full attention to their next Big Game against St. Michael-Albertville, an event which often occurs twice a year. The Royals crushed Big Lake 62-7 in a non-conference match Friday night, improving to 7-0. They rushed for 458 yards. Adam Heyer caught a pair of touchdown passes from [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The District 728 football teams all face opponents they should be heavily favored to beat on Friday evening, with Elk River playing at Anoka, Rogers at Big Lake and Zimmerman hosting Milaca. In this week’s Max Preps rankings for Class 5A, Mankato West is on top, followed by Rogers [...]

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The Spectrum Sting lost to Minnehaha Academy 37-6 on Friday at Hamline University, falling to 0-6. The Sting had a brief lead when quarterback Ben Maki scored on an 18-yard run in the first quarter. Minnehaha Academy’s Xavier Ray scored on runs of 56 and 64 yards. Matthew Anfinson threw two touchdown passes, to Jonathan [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals have a trick pass play that they usually can’t complete even in practice, but they tried it in a game Friday night. It worked like a charm, despite quite unfavorable atmospheric conditions, on the way to a 42-12 win over Monticello at home. With a cold [...]

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    by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The outcome of Friday night’s football game — perennial power Totino-Grace handing Elk River its first loss, 35-7, in Fridley — was a secondary matter for the host team. The Eagles were playing with heavy hearts. Rachel Woell, a senior and a student manager for the football team, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joe Loija, making his first kicking attempt on varsity, delivered a 23-yard field with 16 seconds left, lifting the Zimmerman Thunder to a 17-14 win at St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday evening. The game-winner was set up by Taylor Snow crunching the Cathedral quarterback and causing a fumble that Mitch [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A football team’s ground game is only as strong and crisp as its offensive line’s legs, and that was beginning to be a concern for Elk River. The hogs delivered another stout performance as the Elks (5-0) rumbled to a 58-45 win over explosive Champlin Park (2-3) on Friday [...]

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