No. 4 seed Spring Lake Park blanked No. 5 Robbinsdale Copper 29-0 in the Section 4-AAAAA quarterfinals at Spring Lake Park Oct. 22. Panthers senior Grant Walter continued to make big plays. He not only blocked a second-quarter punt, but scooped up the loose ball and returned it 10 yards for a touchdown and a 29-0 lead by halftime.
Before the season Spring Lake Park coach Jeff Schlieff knew the schedule would test his team in many ways.
Spring Lake Park continued to turn its season around with a 41-13 win at North St. Paul Sept. 27. Not only was the win the third in a row for the Panthers, but 41 points equals the previous week’s total (41-20 win against Robbinsdale Cooper).
A 21-point second quarter sparked Spring Lake Park (2-2) to its second win in as many weeks with a 41-20 over Robbinsdale Cooper Sept. 20. The Panthers offense was sparked by performances from running backs Grant Walter, Eji Ejiya and Richie Toweh.
Spring Lake Park track and field added another North Suburban Conference crown to its growing resume of accomplishments this spring.
For the second year in a row DeLaSalle beat Spring Lake Park to capture the Section 3AAA title. This year the Islanders won by a 71-61 score despite some early plays by Spring Lake Park.
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.