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.
Football fans were treated to a competitive and close Class 5A state semifinal game at Hopkins Saturday evening as Simley (9-3) came from behind for a 21-14 win over Spring Lake Park (7-4).
When Mother Nature decided to flip the switch on the seasons earlier this week, football teams fortune enough to extend the fall season into mid-November faced some uncertainty about practices and even game time and location.
Spring Lake Park (9-3) moved one step closer to its first state championship since 1991 after a 43-19 win over Faribault (8-3) in the Class 5A state quarterfinals Saturday.
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.
After pulling out a 24-21 win on a late field goal to top Centennial in the Section 5-6A first round, Blaine (5-5) struggled in the Section 4-6A, 5-6A crossover game, losing at Mounds View 41-7 on Halloween night.