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.
Panthers coach Jeff Schlieff enters his 20th season with 138 wins and numerous section wins. Will the final season as part of the North Suburban Conference be the one to spur the team through to the state tournament for a fifth time?
Spring Lake Park standout hurdler CJ Janu knew if he wanted to salvage his final high school track season he would have to put in a lot of off-season work.
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.