Rogers football

Denis Bardashevskiy propelled the Elks to a wild 53-42 playoff victory over the Rogers Royals on Saturday, scoring five touchdowns on straight-ahead, open-field runs while totaling a school-record 370 yards. In a dizzying display of football that often looked more like pinball, with no less than seven lead changes, the Elks also had a pick [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Perhaps by now Denis Bardashevskiy should have a nickname. The Russian Rocket maybe? Launched time and again by the rugged Elk River line, Bardashevskiy propelled the Elks to a wild 53-42 playoff victory over the Rogers Royals on Saturday, scoring five touchdowns on straight-ahead, open-field runs while totaling a [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A championship on the line — that’s the ultimate way to end the regular season. The Rogers Royals had that chance Wednesday evening and came through with a 17-0 victory over Cambridge-Isanti at home, lifted by stellar special teams play along with a battering defense against the Bluejackets’ power [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A ferocious battle in the trenches developed when the Rogers Royals and the Monticello Magic clashed last Friday evening. Both lines held their ground intensely as defenses dominated the key Mississippi 8 duel. Josh Malin was one of the main reasons Rogers had the edge and wrested a 10-7 victory [...]

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  Seven players scored touchdowns for the Rogers Royals as they breezed 56-6 over winless Duluth Denfeld at homecoming on Friday evening. The Royals (5-1) had a quick 14-0 lead as Nate Weber recovered a Denfeld fumble at the Hunter 16 on the third play from scrimmage and Kent Hoover scored from the 16 two [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals broke up passes in the end zone on the final two plays and handed Monticello its first loss, 10-7,  Friday evening at the Magic’s homecoming. The Royals bounced back from their own first loss, against St. Michael-Albertville, and emerged in a three-way tie for the Mississippi 8 [...]

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  The Rogers Royals took a tumble from their familiar perch in Mississippi 8 football on Friday evening when St. Michael-Albertville came to town. The Knights beat the Royals at their own game, rushing, and handed the three-time defending champions a 28-14 loss. Led by Chris Karles with 163 yards on 19 rushes — with [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A red-hot quarterback almost brought down the Rogers Royals on Friday evening but the Mississippi 8 defending champion held off Jason Senger and the Buffalo Bison 38-36 in Buffalo. “They have a very special athlete at quarterback,” said Rogers coach Marc Franz. “He just made play after play after play, [...]

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