Rogers football

  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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The Rogers Royals ground out a 24-12 victory over St. Cloud Apollo on Friday night, overcoming  the efforts of an Eagles’ big-play  receiver and resourceful quarterback. The Royals (2-0) had 210 yards rushing and 66 passing in the non-conference game at Michie Stadium in St. Cloud. “They (Apollo) had a good quarterback, a sophomore, I [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals opened their pursuit of a fourth-straight conference football crown by rolling past Big Lake 38-15 at home Thursday evening. With starters back at only five of 22 slots, the Royals’ mostly new lineup impressed their coach. “What I really liked was how the team came out [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Matt Weber, the Rogers linebacker who’ll play in the state all-star football game today, made a multitude of big hits in his career,  but the one that sticks out most is a QB sack his junior year, one of those plays about which you can truly say helped save a [...]

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