Zimmerman football

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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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zimmerman fullback Jeff Mueller had an “Oh, no!” moment last Friday, after turning his ankle playing volleyball in P.E. class, during the day of a game. “Right before going to the game, I got off the couch and I could barely walk,” he relates. “I thought, Oh, no, I can’t [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Boy, that didn’t take long. The Zimmerman Thunder opened their game against Milaca on Friday night with a touchback kickoff by Alex McGregor, a quarterback sack by Cory Jopp, a blocked punt by Nick Hasslen,  and a six-yard touchdown run by quarterback Cam Korlath, all in the first six [...]

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