Blaine (3-1) celebrated homecoming in style with a 35-3 win to keep Coon Rapids (0-4) searching for its first win of the season in a North Division of the Northwest Suburban Conference contest.
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.
Even though Coon Rapids (0-3) and Anoka (1-2) were winless in the standings, both knew they were close to finding their first of the season.
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.
Coon Rapids made too many mistakes against a solid Bloomington Jefferson team to lose the home opener at Cardinals Stadium 18-6 Friday.
A wild comeback by Blaine in its home opener Friday gave the fans dressed in patriotic gear a reason to rush the field after pulling off a 22-21 win against rival Anoka.
Elk River spoiled Coon Rapids’ home opener with a 47-0 shutout victory at Cardinals Stadium in the Northwest Suburban Conference opener Thursday.
Totino-Grace opened its second season in the Northwest Suburban Conference with a 35-17 win over Anoka in Fridley.