Last time Anoka (14-6-1) met Wayzata (15-3-3) for the state boys’ soccer title it was the Tornadoes that emerged with a 2-0 win.
Two state boys’ soccer tournament games yielded dramatic overtime wins for Anoka (14-6-1) against previously unbeaten teams to reach the Class AA state championship match.
Two weeks earlier, Spring Lake Park handed Andover a 35-14 loss in the first and perhaps only Northwest Suburban Conference meeting after meeting in the section tournament each of the last two seasons. Each team won a section game by one point including the Huskies 33-32 win over Spring Lake Park last fall.
Opening weekend of the Halloween Capital of the World’s spooktacular celebration started in spectacular fashion with the second-annual Anoka Halloween Amazing Race and finished in flames with the Fired Up for Fun Bonfire at River Plaza.