The 2014 Northwest Suburban Conference released its all-conference list recently.
Andover, Blaine and conference newcomer Spring Lake Park each garnered six on the list while Anoka had three and Coon Rapids two.
Football can be a frustrating game as Spring Lake Park (8-3) learned first-hand losing the Class 5A state semifinal game to Simley (9-3) 21-14 on a snowy field at Hopkins High School Nov. 15.
Twelve months ago, Spring Lake Park walked off the field at Andover in tears with heads down after a 33-32 loss in overtime.
This year, as the No. 1 seed of Section 4-5A, Spring Lake Park celebrated its third section title under head coach Jeff Schlieff after a 28-11 win against Mahtomedi.
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.
After two losses to start the season, Spring Lake Park picked up its first win, 21-7, at Highway 65 neighbor Fridley Sept. 13.
Fans inside Panthers Stadium were treated to an action-packed finish as Spring Lake Park held on for a 27-26 win against Andover in the Section 4-AAAAA football semifinal Oct. 27.