For the first time this season, Spring Lake Park defensive coordinator Will Wackman brought doughnuts to help celebrate the Panthers defense’s share of a 52-0 shutout of St. Louis Park Oct. 16.
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.
After two losses to start the season, Spring Lake Park picked up its first win, 21-7, at Highway 65 neighbor Fridley Sept. 13.
Two of the top Class AAAAA programs in the state over recent seasons opened the 2013 season at Panthers Stadium and Mahtomedi came away with a 22-15 victory over Spring Lake Park.