Spring Lake Park is one tough team to compete with at Panthers Stadium.
Anoka found out first-hand how the first-year Northwest Suburban Conference team can play a tenacious brand of soccer in a 3-2 win Saturday afternoon.
For the first time in nearly two years, Andover (1-3) shutout the opposition.
The 39-0 win against Irondale was the first win of the season for the Huskies, who have owned Irondale at Huskies Stadium winning the last two contests by a combined 81-3 score.
Spring Lake Park’s woes against rival Totino-Grace continued Friday night after a two-point conversion attempt fell short in a 34-33 loss in overtime. Totino-Grace had a chance to end the game in the final minute but missed a 26-yard field goal. The drive was set up after Eagles cornerback Luke Russel intercepted a pass from Panthers quarterback Derek Salwei with seven minutes left in regulation.
Spring Lake Park’s motto for the season: “Dream to believe, dare to achieve,” seems fitting for a program looking to turn the page with an all-new coaching staff and new players emerging to lead the team on and off the court.
Thursday afternoon 18 cross country teams converged on the course outside Anoka High School for the annual Rum River Invite.
Sparked by an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by senior captain Aaron Murphy, Spring Lake Park regained control of “The Block” traveling trophy from Irondale after a 26-12 win Sept. 5.
A kick off to the season saw the Huskies off to a 3-0-1 start with the wins coming in a span of five days at Huskies Stadium.