Zimmerman football

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmmerman Thunder, hoping for an upset to extend their season, missed some chances and lost to a steady, poised Becker Bulldogs squad 26-7Saturday. Tommy Benson fired three touchdown passes to lead top-seeded Bulldogs (8-1) in the Section 5AAAA semifinals. “We didn’t play ourĀ  best,” said Thunder coach Tom [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmerman Thunder dominated the second half and shook off a challenge by Big Lake 47-21 in their playoff opener Tuesday evening. Jeff Mueller led the victory. The senior fullback pounded for 169 yards and three touchdowns in 19 carries. Noah Lunning rushed for 90 yards in nine totes [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zero points one week, sixty-nine points the next week. That’s the rather bizarre turn of events for the Zimmerman Thunder the last two weeks of the regular season. The Thunder rumbled past St. Cloud Cathedral 69-27 on Wednesday evening at home, led by senior fullback Jeff Mueller with five touchdowns [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder took a 40-0 drubbing from the Orono Spartans at home on Friday evening, falling to 4-3 for the season. “We an unfortunate event today at school,” stated coach Tom Kish, “and our guys tried to play through it, but it proved to be too much of a distraction. “With a couple [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder went into halftime a bit miffed that they led the Mora Mustangs by just six points. But no matter. The Thunder took care of business in the third quarter and pummeled the visitors 44-8 on Friday evening at home. Senior quarterback Cam Korlath rushed 12 times for 132 yards and passed for [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor An onside kick, a blocked punt, and three interceptions helped the Foley Falcons ruin Zimmerman’s homecoming 30-13 on Friday evening. The Falcons (3-2) also got three touchdown passes by Sam Uderman as they sent the Thunder (3-2) to their second straight conference loss. “Multiple miscues in the first off [...]

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  Becker quarterback Tommy Benson passed for 387 yards as the Bulldogs humbled Zimmerman 56-22 on Friday night, handing the Thunder their first loss in two years of Granite Ridge Conference play. Conference newcomer Becker is 4-0 in the GRC and averaging 50 points per game. Zimmerman dropped to 2-1 in conference and 3-1 overall. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Just when it appeared the Zimmerman Thunder would coast to their third straight football win, the Princeton Tigers started to punch back on Friday night. The Thunder still prevailed, 25-21, with its exhausted defense managing to hold off the Tigers in a scoreless fourth quarter at Princeton. Collin Ashley [...]

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